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Digital Mechanism and Gear Library - www.dmg-lib.org
The Digital Mechanism and Gear Library (short: DMG-Lib) is an Research Information Centre. The goal of this project is the collection, preservation, systematization and representation of information and knowledge about mechanisms and machines. An extensive and ever increasing collection of information on mechanism and machine science is available on the Internet portal of the DMG-Lib. You can find systematic structures of gears, guidance requirements or transfer function requirements.
Ghent University Library
The Ghent University Library collections include posters from all possible social environments and areas: politics, publicity, sports, tourism, religion, arts and culture, materials from the period of the Great War (manuscripts, prints, typescripts, posters, clippings, archive documents, pamphlets, brochures, photos) , material on the Ghent 1913 World Fair and age-old manuscripts and papyri, photos and curiosities from nineteenth and twentieth century collections.
Imperial War Museums
The Imperial War Museum’s collections cover all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and other former empire countries of Great Britain. They were intended to record the 'toil and sacrifice' of every individual affected by war.
National Library of Denmark
In the national memory of Denmark you can find much about Denmark’s and Danish Scandinavian history. The Danish collections contain works published in Denmark, or outside Denmark, but dealing with Denmark or Danes. For example the Danish archive of folkways and popular traditions, Danish newspapers, art collections like music and drama, old collections of foreign prints and rare books. You can also find a lot of photos, map collections, a Judaica collection and Danish literature.
The DigitaltMuseum is made by museums and other cultural institutions from Norway. It contains a range of sources including photography, objects, art, architecture, stories, film and sound clips.
The Rijksmuseum is the National Gallery of the Netherlands. Its collections include paintings and artefacts of Dutch history, including its colonial past. Of particular interest to historians are the many paintings depicting everyday life.
Royal Museums Greenwich
Royal Museums Greenwich comprises the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House. Together they are dedicated to illustrate for all the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. There is information about architecture, astronomical and navigational instruments, charts and maps, arts, flags, heraldry, ships, weapons and world culture. Almost everything to do with maritime history can be found here.
Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig
The museum’s “horizon” spans from the city of Leipzig’s origins in the Middle Ages though to the present day. Founded in 1909 on the basis of the collections of the Verein für die Geschichte Leipzigs (Leipzig Historical Society), the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig is today an association of several museums, each of which focuses on different subjects. Seen as a whole, they give a complete and detailed picture of the city’s cultural history.
Stiftelsen Nordiska museet
The Nordic Museum has exhibitions about life and work, trends and traditions, in Sweden from the 16th century to today. Our collections include clothes and fashion, textiles, furniture and interiors, jewelry, photography, folk art, glass and china. The Museum was founded in 1873 by Artur Hazelius.
The British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued. A Grade I listed building, the library is a major research library, holding around 170 million items from many countries, in many languages and in many formats. The Library's collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC.
The National Archives of Norway
Ten archives in Norway combined their collections and thanks to their efforts we have a lot of sources to enjoy. Archives of cities, regions and the Sami gives for example information about fashion in the 1960s, The Second World War in Norway and mining and industry begin 20th century. Their information is in Norwegian and in English.