The digital resource is accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about the impact that the First World War had on Luxembourg. Developed by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg, the exhibition draws on the collections and expertise of some of Luxembourg’s major museums, archives and cultural institutions.
Available in English, the exhibition is designed to engage a broad base of users with varying interests and degrees of expertise, the website offers four independent but interconnected modes of navigation.
Browse the collection: a digital archive full of images, films, newspaper articles, books, letters, diaries and official documents.
Explore the map: an interactive geo-referenced map of Luxembourg allowing users to locate sites connected with events related to the Great War and its remembrance.
Follow the timeline: a chronology of the events from 1914 to the early 1920s, with links to related objects from the collection.
Two additional section cater for more specific audiences. The education category, developed with the Luxembourg association of teachers of history, provides learning activities for secondary schools. It aims to encourage the study of local history and research involving digital tools and resources. Meanwhile, resources pages collate selected scientific articles on various subjects relating to the exhibition’s general theme.
The digital exhibition has official “2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage” accreditation.