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


Coolie shed, Sumatra 1902
Lubeck, 1493
Battle of Camperduin, 1797 by William A. Knell

A selection of highlights, collection presentations, image galleries, and exhibitions from the collections of IISH, NEHA and Dutch Press Museum.

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Musicians' Union
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Toonkunstenaars Vereniging (KNTV) (Royal Dutch Musicians' Association) was founded in 1875 and...
Henri Wiessing, Journalist and Communist without a Party
In spring 2014 the Institute received a beautiful and extensive addition to the papers of H.P.L. (Henri) Wiessing. Wiessing...
Co van den Born, a life in the service of the trade union
Co van den Born was a trade union woman at heart. In the years of reconstruction and in the turbulent sixties, she stood for...