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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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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. 

Restless Youth

This exhibition looks at how, in the past 70 years, young people in Europe have gone from being a group to whom history happened, to a group that actually makes history. It presents four generations of such young people who came of age at key moments in the European story: the late 1940s, the 1960s, the 1980s and the 2000s....Read more

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Between Authority and Dialogue: Challenges for the House of European History

On 4 May 2017, the House of European History (HEH) opened its doors to the public in the heart of the European quarter in Brussels. A great deal has already been written to describe this museum dedicated to the history of Europe and about the multiple challenges it faced and faces. However, nothing has yet been published about the way...Read more