IALHI Web Museum

Highlights from the collections of labour history institutions

The International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI), unites over one hundred libraries, archives and museums in the field of labour history. Many of these institutions hold large and important collections of visual materials: photos, posters, prints, flags, banners, historical objects and so on.
This virtual exhibition shows a selection from these treasures: over 150 items from seventeen institutions. Together they form a chronicle of the labour movement around the world.
The images can be browsed and filtered on type of object, country, subject or institution.



AMSAB Institute of Social History (AMSAB - Gent, Belgium)
Arbeiderbevegelsens Arkiv og Bibliotek (AAB - Oslo, Norway)
Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek (ARAB - Stockholm, Sweden)
Bibliothèque de Documentation internationale contemporaine (BDIC - Paris, France)
De Burcht/National Trades Union Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Central Museum of Labour in Finland (TKM - Työväen Keskusmuseo, Tampere, Finland)
Centre d'Etudes, de Documentation, d'Information et d'Action sociale - Musée social (CEDIAS-Musée Social, Paris, France)
Centre international de Recherches sur l'Anarchisme (CIRA - Lausanne, Switzerland)
Finnish Labour Archives (Tyark - Työväen Arkisto, Helsinki, Finland)
Fondazione Lelio e Lisli Basso (Roma, Italy)
Institut CGT d'Histoire Sociale (IHS - Montreuil, France)
International Institute of Social History (IISH - Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Labour History Archive and Study Centre (LHASC - Manchester, England)
People's History Museum (PHM - Manchester, England)
Russian State Archive for Social-Political History (RGASPI - Moscow, Russia)
Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv (SSA - Zürich, Switzerland)
Tamiment Library (New York, USA)
TUC Library collections (London, United Kingdom)
For more information about the participants, see the list of IALHI members.

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