EUROPEAN IDENTITY ARCHIVE

Country of origin: France
Object: Ceramic figure
Year: 2002
A figurine, la fève, which can represent anything from a car to a cartoon character, is hidden in a cake and is part of a christian tradition that takes place in France which celebrates the Epiphany. This la féve depicts a Finnish woman.

Country of origin: France
Object: Ceramic figure
Year: 2002
A figurine, la fève, which can represent anything from a car to a cartoon character, is hidden in a cake and is part of a christian tradition that takes place in France which celebrates the Epiphany. This la féve depicts Monsieur Euro on top of a mountain.

Country of origin: France
Object: Ceramic figure
Year: 2002
A figurine, la fève, which can represent anything from a car to a cartoon character, is hidden in a cake and the person who finds the trinket in his or her slice becomes king for the day and will have to offer the next cake. The tradition takes place in France and celebrates the Epiphany, the day when God reincarnated as Jesus Christ. This la féve depicts Monsieur Euro on foot.

Country of origin: Germany
Object: Euro currency converter/calculator
Year: 1999
Euro converter/calculator made for the introduction of the digital euro in 1999, manufactured by Daimler Chrysler.

Country of origin: France
Object: Caterpillar figure
Year: 1991
Caterpillar mascot produced by the company Legrain in promotion for the EU. Targeted at children to give them an understanding of the EU member states.

Country of origin: Italy
Object: EU jigsaw puzzle
Year: 1998
Jigsaw puzzle with the member states of the EU in 1998 shown in yellow. Manufactured by Ferrero.

Country of origin: Denmark
Object: Lego female and male figures
Year: 2015
Lego figures produced for employees of the European Space Agency in celebration of the Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen tour to the International Space Station.

Country of origin: Germany
Object: German Euro coin starter kit
Year: 1991
Caterpillar mascot produced by the company Legrain in promotion for the EU. Targeted at children to give them an understanding of the EU member states.

Country of origin: Distributed in Europe
Object: Monopoly - Euro Comemmorative Edition
Year: 1999
Monopoly game released the year of the digital euro introduction. Manufactured by the American company Hasbro.

Country of origin: Guinea-Bissau
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2007
Postage stamp from Guinea-Bissau celebrating the Treaty of Rome and German culture and technology, as well as Pope Benedict XVI.
Being a part of West Africa the country uses West African CFA franc currency, which is pegged to the rate of Euro.

Country of origin: France
Object: ‘The Euro, Our Money’ euro advertisement cutout from a French magazine
Year: 2001
Caterpillar mascot produced by the company Legrain in promotion for the EU. Targeted at children to give them an understanding of the EU member states.

Country of origin: U.S.A.
Object: Europe, Middle East and Africa edition of Time Magazine
Year: 2002
Monopoly game released the year of the digital euro introduction. Manufactured by the American company Hasbro.

Country of origin: Germany
Object: Educational comic book published by the European Commission
Year: 1998
Educational comic book addressing everyday racism. Characters in the comic are depicted in stereotypical views of race. currency, which is pegged to the rate of Euro.

Country of origin: U.S.A.
Object: Cut out advert for Arianespace from Aviation Week & Space Technology
Year: 1997
Founded in France, Arianespace is the first commercial launch service provider. They carry out all the rocket launches for the European Space Agency, which are done at the Guiana Space Centre.

Country of origin: Kosovo
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2006
Postage stamps with an EU integration theme, made by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

Country of origin: Kosovo
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2006
Postage stamps with an EU integration theme, made by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

Country of origin: Scotland
Object: €20 banknote specimen
Year: 2016
Amateur made €20 banknote specimen suggesting Scotland’s independence from the UK. 62% of Scotland voted remain in the referendum.

Country of origin: Israel
Object: Banknote specimen
Year: 2017
Amateur banknote specimens sold as play money.

Country of origin: Germany
Object: Banknote specimens
Year: N/A
Sex themed amateur banknote specimens.

Country of origin: Germany
Object: Signed European Space Agency postcard
Year: 1993
Hans Schlegel was a Payload Specialist on the ESA and NASA combined mission named ‘German Spacelab D-2 Microgravity Research’ aboard the Columbia space shuttle in 1993.

Country of origin: Mayotte
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 1999
Mayotte is located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean between Northern Madagascar and Northern Mozambique. It was purchased by France in 1841 along with other islands in the area. The Comoros continue to claim the island, and a draft 1976 UN Security Council resolution supported by 11 of the 15 members of the Council would have recognized Comoros sovereignty over Mayotte, but France vetoed the resolution. From 1997 to 2011 they issued their own stamps, but as of 2012 these are issued by France, same year they became full constituent territory within the French Republic. In 1999 the digital euro was introduced.

Country of origin: Germany
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2007
Postage stamp from Guinea-Bissau celebrating the Treaty of Rome and German culture and technology, as well as Pope Benedict XVI. Being a part of West Africa the country uses West African CFA franc currency, which is pegged to the rate of Euro.

Country of origin: Kosovo
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2010
On the 22 July 2010, the International Court of Justice ruled that the declaration of independence of Kosovo “did not violate any applicable rule of international law”.

Country of origin: Kosovo
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2010
On the 22 July 2010, the International Court of Justice ruled that the declaration of independence of Kosovo “did not violate any applicable rule of international law”.

Country of origin: France
Object: Publication
Year: 2015
Publication indexing amateur euro banknote specimens.

Country of origin: French Guiana
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2010
On the 22 July 2010, the International Court of Justice ruled that the declaration of independence of Kosovo “did not violate any applicable rule of international law”.

Country of origin: Advertised across all of the EU
Object: Post card
Year: 2002
Postcard advertising Europe Day. Europe Day commemorates the Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950. The euro was introduced January 14 2002, and this postcard attempts to enhance the identification with the EU through its shared currency.

Country of origin: China
Object: Banknote specimens
Year: N/A
Amateur euro banknote specimens.

Country of origin: Guinea-Bissau
Object: Postage stamp
Year: 2017
Postage stamp celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the euro. It depicts the European Central Bank, the euro banknotes and Robert Schuman, one of the foundingfathers of the EU.