In past times being allowed to go to school was not a given, but rather it was a privilege for the rich, the lucky or the extraordinarily talented. In the western world, as going to school became more of a normal happening, it became the first milestone or right of passage in the life of a child. Unfortunately in some parts of the world whether for economic, social or religious reasons going to school is still not a given or a right of every child. We hope this will soon change!

We have gathered below just a few examples of school and learning related images through the centuries. From vintage photos, to specific lessons such as anatomy in renaissance times or sowing in the twentieth century, to famous teachers such as Montessori or even Einstein!

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Discover more images related to school and education by searching within our archive. Please remember that only a part of our archive is available online, we are available to help find even more content so do not hesitate to contact us!

The Advent Calendar from SCALA Archives

We hope you enjoy the advent calendar with images and trivia that we selected for you.

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