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The House of European History is committed to disseminating European history knowledge and stirring public discussion on the enduring presence of the past in today's world.

Through the publications, visitors can discover insights into the museum workings, its philosophy and its content in a broader sense. In turn this extends the museum experience before and after an actual visit.

In this section you can explore the basics of the permanent exhibition in line with key developments in European history. Significant items in the exhibitions are explained through detailed descriptions and scholarly essays. 

We also provide a range of papers with contributions to debates and analysis on House of European History related topics.

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When Walls Talk!

From the propaganda of the World Wars and the Cold War to the explosion of cultural exchange, tourism and the emergence of multi-voiced social movements after the Second World War, complex layers of European division and unity are revealed through a selection of posters from the collection of the House of European History.Read more

Fake for Real

Discover fakes and falsifications through history at a new temporary exhibition at the House of European History in Brussels. From antiquity to the present day, learn about fakes, how to spot them and how to protect yourself with critical thinking. 

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Book cover Hans-Gert Pottering

A European Conscience: A biography of Hans-Gert Pöttering

The comprehensive biography “Ein europäisches Gewissen” (A European conscience), with a foreword by Donald Tusk, pays attention to small details, providing an excellent portrait of Hans-Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament (EP) and initiator of the House of European History project.Read more