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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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Front cover European Commemoration book

Constructing the House of European History

In her article, Andrea Mork, Chief Curator of the House of European History, explores the theoretical basis, leading ideas and main historical messages, which have been decisive for the permanent exhibition of the new museum. 

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Front cover Past Power book

Proposing a New European Narrative: The House of European History Project

In his chapter, Martí Grau Segú, Member of the Academic Project Team at the House of European History, explores “European history” as a story that enhances the role of the union between European people and societies, giving meaning to the idea of Europe as a historical object defined by common elements and not as a geographical location.Read more