Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations


African Travels of Frits Eisenloeffel
The Dutch photojournalist Frits Eisenloeffel captured the decolonization, liberation struggle and rebuilding process of various African nations in the 1970s.

Le Néo-malthusianisme en France
This exhibition presents the story of anticonception in France in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Rebels with a Cause
Online version of the exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the IISH. Highlights from the IISH collections.

The Chairman Smiles
145 Political Posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba and China.

Red-Haired Barbarians
40 Rare Japanese prints depicting the Dutch and other foreigners in Nagasaki and Yokohama, 1800-1865.

IALHI Web Museum
A chronicle of the labour movement around the world in over one hundred photos, posters, prints, flags, banners, historical objects from labour history institutions.

Tulip Book
Book with 122 images of tulips, painted by Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburch (1571-1638) and 16 images by Adriaen Jansz. van Witvelt (ca. 1581-1638).

Support! Vote! Strike!
150 Dutch social and political posters from the collections of the IISH, 1870 - 1998.
(in Dutch)

Neo-Malthusianism: Birth Control in the Netherlands
Exhibition on the introduction of birth control in the Netherlands between 1870 and 1940, and the accompanying debate.

A choice of books, newspapers, pamphlets, political cartoons, and the like from the collections of IISH and Dutch Press Museum.

Against Risks and Calamities
56 posters on safety and health at work from the collections of the IISH, 1910-2000.
(in Dutch)

Portraits of Dutch Entrepreneurs
A virtual exhibition of 65 portraits of Dutch entrepreneurs from the 16th till the 20th century.
(in Dutch)

Down and Out
53 photographs by Ravi Agarwal of working people in the so-called informal sector of India's economy, 1997-1999.

Art to the People
Prints, cartoons and posters by Walter Crane, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Albert Hahn, Frans Masereel and Gerd Arntz.

Digital Museum of Public Housing
A century of public housing in the Netherlands, seen through photos from the Aedes archive.
(in Dutch)


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