7/6/2017

Researching the fate of the Serbian WWI soldiers who died in the Netherlands

Europeana

Guest blog by Fabian & Tatjana Vendrig (also available in Dutch and Serbian language version) In a corner of the Dutch Reformed cemetery in Garderen, on...

6/29/2017

The Music of Machines

Europeana

Every month, Europeana Music invites a guest curator to look at a particular area of music. This month, our guest is Greg Markus from Netherlands Institute...

6/21/2017

Europeana 1914-1918 thematic collection launches

Europeana

Europeana 1914-1918 officially re-launches as a Europeana thematic collection today with personal stories, films and historical material about World War I...

6/12/2017

Picture of the Month: Lover’s Lane by John Topham

Europeana

John Topham  was a British documentary photographer who captured a changing Britain. Today, PHOTOCONSORTIUM’s  Fred Truyen  introduces us to Topham’s...

6/10/2017

A look back at our Art Nouveau season

Europeana

Over the past few months, we’ve been celebrating Art Nouveau style in a special season on Europeana Art . Thanks to the fabulous collections and contributions...

6/5/2017

Reflections on Europeana Photography

Europeana

Europeana Photography , our latest thematic collection, features over 2 million images from the first 100 years of photography. The collection is curated by...

6/4/2017

Scandal in Warsaw: Podkowiński’s Frenzy and the birth of Young Poland

Europeana

In this guest post for Europeana’s Art Nouveau season, Dr. Piotr Kopszak, Curator at the National Museum of Warsaw, tells us about the artist Władysław...

6/1/2017

‘Lest We Forget’: Oxford University needs you to spread the word!

Europeana

Do you like Europeana 1914-1918 ? Have you already been involved in a collection day, taken part in a transcribathon , or are you interested in discovering...

5/23/2017

The Art Nouveau ceramics of Alexandre Bigot (part 2)

Europeana

One of the Art Nouveau highlights of the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris were the architectural ceramics of French manufacturer Alexandre Bigot. Housed in a...

5/20/2017

Explore a wealth of vintage photographs with Europeana Photography

Europeana

Today, we’re proud to launch  Europeana Photography , our latest thematic collection. Photography lovers and researchers can explore more than 2 million...

5/15/2017

The Art Nouveau ceramics of Alexandre Bigot (part 1)

Europeana

One of the Art Nouveau highlights of the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris were the architectural ceramics of French manufacturer Alexandre Bigot. Housed in a...

5/9/2017

Exciting years – a new web journal explores the visionaries of Art Nouveau

Europeana

In this guest post for Art Nouveau season, Friederike Fankhänel of the  Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) introduces a fascinating new web journal...

5/8/2017

Three projects #MadewithEuropeana go crowdfunding. Help them grow!

Europeana

In collaboration with crowdfunding platform Goteo , we recently launched a match funding call that offers 10,000 EUR to support projects using digital...

5/4/2017

Explore more than a million fashion images on Europeana Fashion

Europeana

From today on Europeana Fashion , fashions curators, academics, students and enthusiasts can discover and explore more than a million fashion images...

5/3/2017

Stories of a seducer – Mozart, the myth of Don Juan and his literary impact

Europeana

Each month, Europeana Music examines a particular theme from the world of music. For the month of May, Gabriele Fröschl from the Österreichische Mediathek...

5/1/2017

Art Nouveau in Aveiro: a walk through the city

Europeana

In this Art Nouveau season guest post, Andreia Lourenço of Portugal’s Aveiro City Museum  takes us on a guided tour of Aveiro’s finest Art Nouveau...

4/18/2017

Advertising and Art Nouveau in the machine age

Europeana

In today’s #ArtNouveauSeason guest post, Francesc Quílez, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya , describes how...

4/14/2017

The hurdy-gurdy in Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Europeana

For the month of April, Europeana Music is focusing on the beginning of spring. Or more accurately, the end of winter. Or more accurately still, the end of...

4/4/2017

Galleries – a new way to explore Europeana Collections

Europeana

With more than 54 millions objects to find in Europeana Collections, there’s a lot to explore. We regularly feature the stories of these objects –...

4/3/2017

Alphonse Mucha, Master of Art Nouveau

Europeana

In today’s #ArtNouveauSeason guest post, Marie Vítková of the National Museum in Prague tells us the story of how Alphonse Mucha had his artistic...

3/28/2017

Art Up Your Tab: heritage in your browser

Europeana

Art Up Your Tab with curated artworks from the inspiring collection of Europeana! Most people will see just a blank screen when they open a new tab or...

3/21/2017

#AllezLiterature – celebrate the power of poetry

Europeana

This World Poetry Day (21 March), we are inviting you to join a month long social media salute to poetry from across Europe. From the Romantics to War poetry...

3/20/2017

Graphic Inspiration: Nature and Folk Art in Hungarian Art Nouveau

Europeana

In this week’s Art Nouveau season guest post, Júlia Katona, Head of Collection at Budapest’s  Schola Graphidis Art Collection , highlights the...

3/13/2017

Slovak painting in the era of Art Nouveau

Europeana

This week’s guest post for our Art Nouveau season comes from Lukáš Štepanovský of the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava. Martin Benka After the...

3/8/2017

#5WomenArtists: celebrating female artists from across Europe

Europeana

Ask someone to name five artists and responses are likely to include famous European names such as Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, da Vinci — all male artists. Ask...

3/6/2017

Gerda Koepff, pioneering collector of Art Nouveau glass

Europeana

Today’s Art Nouveau season guest post from one of the world’s leading collections of glass, Düsseldorf’s Glasmuseum Hentrich . Dr. Dedo von...

2/27/2017

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network: European cooperation for the enhancement of Art Nouveau

Europeana

Today’s Art Nouveau season guest post comes from Anne-Lise Alleaume of  Réseau Art Nouveau Network What you call Art Nouveau depends on where you come...

2/25/2017

Maggy’s picks: Art Nouveau prints and Catalan early recordings

Europeana

You can easily get lost among over 53 million cultural heritage objects we display in Europeana. That is why, in this series we hand-pick some of the...

2/21/2017

Welcome to Art Nouveau season on Europeana Art

Europeana

Today we are happy to announce the launch of Art Nouveau season on Europeana Art , running from now until the end of May.  During the season we’ll explore the...

2/6/2017

#ColorOurCollections with an Art Nouveau colouring book

Europeana

Following last year’s inspiring Europeana Colouring Book for Grown-ups , we’re taking part in #ColorOurCollections again this year. ...

2/2/2017

Kalimba, Lukembe and Ennanga: the musical instruments of Africa

Europeana

This month, we take a look at musical instruments of Africa. These are well represented on Europeana Music , thanks to the wide and varied records from...

1/27/2017

Lost WW1 memorial plaque of HMS Laurentic fireman returned to family thanks to Europeana 1914-1918

Europeana

A lost World War One memorial plaque – dedicated to fireman Thomas McGarry who died in the sinking of the HMS Laurentic in 1917 – has been...

11/17/2016

W VERDI! Long live Verdi!

Europeana

Verdi as a composer, Verdi and the Italian Risorgimento, Verdi as a farmer, Verdi in the movies, Verdi as national icon… How many performers can boast such a...

11/16/2016

Take a trip to the theatre

Europeana

William Shakespeare may have written that all the world’s a stage, but today on #LoveTheatreDay , all Europeana is a stage. We’ve searched our...

11/14/2016

Thank you! 10K Followers on Pinterest for Europeana

Europeana

It’s time to celebrate — we’ve reached 10K followers on Pinterest! In just one year we doubled our followers to 10,000 with users from all over...

10/20/2016

Beyond Amadeus – the forgotten operatic legacy of Antonio Salieri

Europeana

If someone is asked today, which operas of Antonio Salieri he or she knows, most of them will not come up with an answer, which is not surprising. The operas...

10/18/2016

How to make an animated GIF – resources and ideas for your #GIFitUP entry

Europeana

#GIFitUP is about creating #GIFs from public domain and openly licensed material available in digital libraries around the world. It is a great opportunity to...

10/5/2016

“If father’s gone, keep smiling” – considering the children of the First World War

Europeana

Guest post by Clare Gibson, of The Army Children Archive (TACA) What Europe’s children went through during the First World War is often overlooked by...

10/5/2016

Classical composers, music manuscripts and correspondence

Europeana

Notation can be seen as the foundation of the creative output in classical music. Music autographs, manuscripts and sketches manage to give an insight into...

9/27/2016

GIF IT UP 2016

Europeana

After successful runs in 2014 and 2015, GIF IT UP returns for its third year, and Europeana joins in again with our best open collections – see below!  GIF IT...

9/22/2016

‘Miss Mousie’s Ball’ and ‘The ewe with the crooked horn’: animal-related songs and tunes from the Irish music tradition

Europeana

This blog post was originally released on the Europeana Sounds blog. After a nice journey through Europeana Sounds items related to goats , let’s...

9/16/2016

Maggy’s picks: Toulouse-Lautrec and Swedish Air Force

Europeana

It’s time again to share our latest additions! Every day we are adding more objects from museums, libraries, galleries and archives across Europe. So...

9/6/2016

Voices from the past still echo today

Europeana

While visiting the various regions of France, one might wonder what he might have heard in those places a century ago. [Vendée] : [dessin] / [Bergeron] ,...

8/30/2016

The Song Legacy of Scottish-Irish Migration

Europeana

Among the great many cultural connections between Ireland and Scotland, the mutual influence of each nation’s musical and singing traditions on the other is...

8/24/2016

We’d music sweet to shake our feet: festivals and fair-days in the Irish music tradition

Europeana

Irish people are often noted for their friendliness and sociability. We relish the opportunity to get together, chat, sing, dance, make music and enjoy...

8/22/2016

8 Moments from Olympic Games History

Europeana

The 2016 Olympic Games came to a close last night in Rio de Janeiro with an energetic closing ceremony. 2016’s Games saw history being made –...

8/16/2016

What are men to rocks and mountains?

Europeana

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Human exploration of and travel through mountains dates back millennia. It’s...

8/5/2016

Viva Rio!

Europeana

In Europeana, you will find over 53 million artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe. But our collections cover more continents than...

8/1/2016

‘No bees, no honey; no work, no money’- an introduction to Scottish work songs

Europeana

Work songs were commonplace in Scotland for hundreds of years and, whatever the activity, there would be a song to accompany it and match the speed at which...

8/1/2016

Look at this woman! Judith makes history

Europeana

A whole book is devoted to Judith as she is the embodiment of courage, self-sacrifice, and patriotism linked to female beauty. She has always captured the...

7/25/2016

Maggy’s picks: new content in Europeana

Europeana

In Europeana, there are over 53 million of artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe. And we add new datasets on an ongoing basis. In...

7/19/2016

Art FACES – a new educational game for children

Europeana

A couple of months ago Europeana organized the Europeana Labs Challenge Fabruary 2016 to try to increase innovative re-use of the digital cultural heritage...

7/7/2016

#BigArtRide: exploring art, cycling and a virtual city

Europeana

If you follow us on social media, you will have seen intriguing pictures of people on a bike wearing a VR headset. This was our #BigArtRide, an interactive...

7/4/2016

Confessions of the last zournas-player in northern Greece

Europeana

This blog post was first released on the Europeana Sounds website . During the field-research carried out in the prefecture of Evros in 1996 for the...

6/24/2016

Are You In Europeana? How I found out about my relative who fought in the WW1

Europeana

Everyone googles their name from time to time. But have you tried doing the same on Europeana? Portraits of Roland Gerard Garvin . British Library, CC BY...

6/7/2016

The oldest existing Danish sound records

Europeana

A collection of wax cylinders on the shelves at Statsbiblioteket is called the Ruben Collection. As a young man Gottfried Moses Ruben started working in his...

5/20/2016

Fighting for new music? Gustav Mahler and the Second Viennese School

Europeana

Today, the world knows Gustav Mahler primarily as a composer. During his lifetime at the beginning of the 20 th century this was all quite different. Mahler...

5/14/2016

Do you love fairy tales? Meet Queen Summer

Europeana

Did you love fairy tales growing up? Perhaps, as an adult, you still enjoy their magic, often brought to life through beautiful illustrations. There are...

5/4/2016

Gustav Mahler and the Vienna Court Opera

Europeana

The Vienna Court Opera was the carefully planned highlight of Gustav Mahler’s career as a conductor. On the 11 th of May, 1897 he debuted initially as a...

5/3/2016

Is there life on Mars?

Europeana

Planet from “L’Espace céleste et la nature tropicale…” , The British Library, public domain Today, mankind is reaching further out...

4/27/2016

One man’s mass production of opera

Europeana

Around 170 dramatic secular and 40 dramatic sacred works: this is the number of works that Italian composer Antonio Draghi created over the course of 30...

4/21/2016

Get set, #Europeana280 – join us as we celebrate Europe’s art history the digital way

Europeana

Today, we’re excited to kickstart Europeana 280 , our cross-border campaign to get Europe excited about its shared art heritage and celebrate our new site,...

4/4/2016

The Latvian “nightingale” Elfrīda Pakule

Europeana

Historical sound recordings are treasures that, since the end of 19 th century, inform us about musical life, about performers and about musical...

3/17/2016

Seeing is believing: the trick of the trompe l’oeil in art

Europeana

Battle of Livorno, 14 March 1653, an incident from the First Anglo-Dutch War, anonymous. Rijksmuseum , public domain. At first, the painting above looks...

3/9/2016

Pan: a wayward god in animal form

Europeana

Meet Pan – god of the forest and fields and patron of shepherds. If you’re startled by his ugly fur-coated appearance, with horns sprouting from...

3/1/2016

How are vinyl records made?

Europeana

In the French cult film “ Amélie ” the young heroine imagines how a record is created: like making a crepe, you pour a liquid substance onto a...

2/29/2016

Introducing Europeana 280

Europeana

What is Europeana 280? In April, Europeana will launch Europeana 280, a cross-border campaign to get people excited about Europe’s shared art heritage by...

2/25/2016

The Greatest Traveller in History? The Life and Places of Ibn Battuta

Europeana

Ibn Battuta, or ‘Abu Abd al-Lah Muhammad ibn Abd al-Lah l-Lawati t-Tangi ibn Batutah’ to give him his full name, is a strong contestant for the greatest...

2/23/2016

Travelling through Mongolia with two gramophones

Europeana

Enjoy a guest post by Sabine Schostag, Statsbiblioteket , edited by Imogen Greenhalgh. A version of this post appeared first on February 4, 2016 on Europeana...

2/21/2016

The echoes of Verdun

Europeana

Though Verdun is the name of a charming provincial town, it also belongs  to one of the most important lieu de mémoire  in European history – a great...

2/15/2016

The Danse Macabre with a modern twist

Europeana

The Dance of Death, also known as the Danse Macabre , represents the influence and power of death on people’s lives. It is both an artistic genre and an...

2/3/2016

Japanese artist creates original military artwork inspired by Europeana

Europeana

We love to hear about how you use Europeana. What inspires you. How the treasures you find motivate you. Today, we hear from Kumiko Sakaki, a Japanese...

2/1/2016

#ColorOurCollections: Europeana’s Colouring Book for Grown-ups

Europeana

Nowadays, it’s not just children that enjoy the gentle art of colouring. Colouring books aimed at adults are bestsellers – advertised as a form of...

1/26/2016

The cat that ate the candle and the ewe with the crooked horn

Europeana

This is a guest post by Rónán Galvin and Maeve Gebruers, Irish Traditional Music Archive . This post, titled “‘Miss Mousie’s Ball’ and ‘The ewe with the...

1/20/2016

Europeana Collections brings you closer to culture

Europeana

If this isn’t your first visit to Europeana, you’ll notice that things look a little different around here. We’ve made some changes to the site so you can get...

1/18/2016

Tea Reading

Europeana

Guest post by Joseph Garvin from The European Library Tea is what keeps many of us going on these cold chilly winter days, when it’s raining, windy, or...

1/13/2016

European composers: sound, image and text

Europeana

Welcome to the first blog based around the newly launched Europeana Music Collections site ! This is an exciting opportunity to showcase some of the most...

1/11/2016

Sounds to celebrate Capricorn!

Europeana

This is a guest post by Tom Miles from  The British Library . This post appeared first on January 7, 2016 on Europeana Sounds blog . A happy new...

1/6/2016

Art of Adoration: Jesus and the three Magi

Europeana

The adoration of baby Jesus by the Magi, or the Adoration of the Magi as it’s known, is a popular motif in Christian art. All sorts of famous artists from...

12/28/2015

League of Angels

Europeana

Do you believe in angels? If you don’t believe in them, you’ll certainly have heard of them. But what do they do for us humans? Abraham with the three...

12/21/2015

2015: Top 20 Searches on Europeana

Europeana

2015’s nearly over, but before we say farewell, let’s look at what you’ve been searching for this year in Europeana’s collections. Since January, millions...

12/17/2015

Warm up with some winter sports

Europeana

It’s winter again – it’s cold outside, and the skies have turned dark and gray. Most mornings, you won’t even want to leave your cosy...

12/8/2015

Edvard Munch

Europeana

For art lovers across Europe, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is one of modern art’s greatest painters. He is best known for his work “The Scream”, which is one of...

12/2/2015

The Knight’s Code

Europeana

Even today, we talk about chivalry when a man is respectful, generous and above all helpful. These values go back to the Middle Ages when the history of...

11/20/2015

Life of a Geisha

Europeana

A white face, pillow strapped on your back, socks and wooden flip flops – what a work wear! A Geisha is a Japanese entertainer skilled in traditional...

11/16/2015

A Viking Love Story – the Saga of Frithiof

Europeana

Do you know the legend of the Norwegian hero Frithiof? It’s become an immortal Scandinavian tale – several variations of it exist, and composers and...

11/12/2015

New online exhibition: The Men on the Memorial

Europeana

During the First World War men and boys from more than 16,000 parishes in England and Wales joint the Army. Of all these villages there were only 53 so called...

11/5/2015

Venus and Cupid

Europeana

No love is stronger than the love between mother and child.  Today we want to illustrate the striking connection between Venus and Cupid. The theme has been...

10/30/2015

10 terrifying costume ideas for Halloween

Europeana

(Well… sort of terrifying.) If you’re planning to mark All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as it’s now known, by dressing up, why not leave the...

10/20/2015

Have a piece of cake!

Europeana

Together with Europeana Food and Drink  we are happy to present our newest, and probably the sweetest, virtual exhibition: Cake? Cake! Let us take you on...

10/13/2015

Download our new iTunes U course and Multi-Touch Book on the First World War!

Europeana

Whether you’re a school student or a WW1 enthusiast, you can now discover the different causes leading to the First World War with our new iTunes U course and...

10/2/2015

GIF IT UP 2015

Europeana

GIF IT UP  is a challenge aiming to find the best GIFs created from copyright-free heritage material. The competition organised by  DPLA  and   DigitalNZ...

9/25/2015

A is for…anything!

Europeana

If you’re reading this, I’m pretty sure you know your ABCs. But learning to read isn’t all there is to the alphabet. An ABC can teach you a whole lot...

9/21/2015

How does a Greek traditional lullaby sound like?

Europeana

This is a guest post by Marianna Anastasiou, The Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society , CC BY-NC . This post appeared first on September...

9/8/2015

Jane Austen and zombies, and other literary mash-ups

Europeana

Europeana talks a lot about encouraging the use of its collections by professionals in the creative industries. I’m a fiction writer. As such, I’d consider...

9/4/2015

Caption this! Summer contest results

Europeana

The summer has come to an end, so it’s time to announce the winners of our Caption this! contest. In July and August, we weekly posted unusual images on...

8/31/2015

Recording and playing machines through time: a virtual exhibition

Europeana

Today another guest post by Emilie Vaisman from  National Library of France  about the latest virtual exhibition created in cooperation with Europeana.  The...

8/24/2015

Here be dragons

Europeana

Dragons have played the role of bad guy in many a Western folk story or legend. They’ve been part of our literature and folklore as far back as we can...

8/18/2015

Field recording Irish traditional music

Europeana

Today we have a guest post by Maeve Gebruers, Printed Materials Officer, Irish Traditional Music Archive . It was first published on  Europeana Sounds blog...

8/7/2015

Defeating the Russians on the Eastern Front

Europeana

During the summer of 1915, the German and Austro-Hungarian armies were advancing in Galicia and Poland on the Eastern front, causing the Russians heavy...

8/3/2015

This is what a 16th century e-reader looked like

Europeana

It’s easy to take thousands of books on holiday with you these days thanks to the e-reader, a device that can store enough books to keep you reading for...

7/3/2015

Caption this! summer competition

Europeana

Circus Museum, CC BY-SA Here’s a little summer fun for you. Every Friday, we’ll share a great artwork or photo on Facebook and challenge you to come up...

6/28/2015

Into the lions den with Rubens

Europeana

The baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens was born on this day in 1577. Known as the ‘Prince of Painters’, and instantly recognisable for his grand, swirling...

6/26/2015

Join us in supporting VanGoYourself and Europeana Beacon

Europeana

We often think of cultural heritage as paintings hung on a museum wall, or an impressive building in a foreign city. But nowadays, in this digital age with...

6/24/2015

St. John’s Dance – why can’t they stop dancing?

Europeana

Today, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Anglicans celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist. But have you heard about St. John’s Dance? In...

6/18/2015

Treating the wounded of Waterloo – Sir Charles Bell and his art from the battlefields

Europeana

On Sunday June 18 1815, the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated during the Battle of Waterloo. Caving to a coalition of mainly British, Dutch and...

6/11/2015

Doodling with a desperate sub-text

Europeana

Europeana isn’t all ancient art and trench warfare. There’s modern stuff in the collections too. But because it’s recent, a lot of it is...

6/9/2015

Marketing modern art at 31 Rue Bonaparte

Europeana

Nowadays, we’re used to billboards and posters advertising the latest exhibitions on the sides of buses and busy street corners. Art is big business so it’s...

6/3/2015

18 beautiful houses for tiny people

Europeana

As a child in 1980s Britain, several books and TV shows captured my imagination with their little people and tiny houses. Bagpuss. Tottie – the Story of...

5/29/2015

An Art Historical Guide to Napping

Europeana

However much human beings have adapted over time, one thing will never change – we will always need sleep. As an essential part of life, it is only...

5/26/2015

Five fascinating creatures now extinct

Europeana

We all know that animals are becoming extinct all the time. But did you know that if you average everything out, new species come into being at about the same...

5/19/2015

Lost in unknown seas: Exploring an Arctic mystery

Europeana

On the cloudy morning of 19 May 1845 – 180 years ago – a small town, Greenhithe, in England’s Southeastern tip, was a hive of excitement and...

5/15/2015

Once upon a time in Europeana… Finding fairytales in our collections

Europeana

How old were you before a cracked mirror no longer filled you with dread? And a forest no longer conjured up thoughts of witches and wolves? Even if we...

5/9/2015

A big idea: how the European Union was set in motion 65 years ago

Europeana

To those of us who live here, the European Union is something that we argue about – who’s in, who’s out, who’s in charge – but ultimately, I...

4/24/2015

Gallipoli from a different perspective

Europeana

By collecting together untold stories of this historic war, Europeana 1914-1918 offers many opportunities to look at familiar events from new and different...

4/15/2015

The miniature magic of Japanese netsuke

Europeana

Netsuke, the small sculptural objects worn by men in Japan since the seventeenth century, first shot to fame in Europe with the publication of Edmund de...

4/13/2015

Yesterday’s news: How newsreels told the story of the First World War

Europeana

Nowadays there’s news breaking everywhere we go; there’s no escape. We have access the latest stories at any time, in any place, in any form. We read it, see...

4/1/2015

Life on the edge: the Story of St Kilda

Europeana

With its sheer cliffs and glassy waters, the archipelago St Kilda sits at the northern tip of the British isles, the westernmost part of the Outer Hebridean...

3/27/2015

Celebrating World Theatre Day 2015

Europeana

Today we celebrate World Theatre Day, an annual celebration where all International Theatre Institutes and the international theatre community organises...

3/24/2015

It’s your world, explore it! Europeana stories now in Google’s Field Trip app

Europeana

What did you discover today? Europeana can now help you find out about cool and unique places in Poland, Estonia and Sweden through Google’s Field Trip app ....

3/23/2015

Europeana takes part in #MuseumWeek 2015

Europeana

Today marks the beginning of #MuseumWeek , an event to celebrate culture on Twitter. Museums from all over the world will be tweeting about their collections...

3/19/2015

Chubby Babies in Paintings

Europeana

You’ve probably seen them before, chubby babies gracefully posing in many different paintings. In official terms, these little ones are called putto, or...

3/17/2015

Exploring The Emerald Isle

Europeana

Every year, on 17 March, Irish communities around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or the feast of Saint Patrick. As St. Patrick is the patron...

3/6/2015

The Wonder Women of Europeana: Happy International Women’s Day 2015

Europeana

With International Women’s Day 2015 approaching, we’ve decided to take a look at the history of women’s rights in Europe. The rights both sexes in Europe...

2/24/2015

Photography on a Silver Plate

Europeana

In our latest virtual exhibition ‘Photography on a Silver Plate’ on Google Cultural Institute we show the faces, places and histories of the...

2/16/2015

Retronaut to feature unique Europeana photos on Mashable

Europeana

This year you can explore the historical photo collections made available via Europeana on Retronaut! From interesting photographs to the downright bizarre,...

2/13/2015

Historic lost footage of Chicago Disaster found by chance on Europeana

Europeana

A phD candidate from the University of Illinois in Chicago has uncovered previously unseen footage of the Eastland Disaster in Chicago on Europeana’s...

2/13/2015

Celebrating World Radio Day 2015

Europeana

The birth of radio was a groundbreaking invention for both physics and communications, changing the way the world sent and received information forever. ...

2/12/2015

Wishing you a happy Darwin Day!

Europeana

Today marks the 206th birthday of scientist Charles Darwin, an important figure in Europeana’s collections. He was only 22 years old when he set off for the...

2/9/2015

Love is in the air on Europeana

Europeana

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we’ve decided to get into the spirit of things and look at some of the love stories on Europeana. Love in art, as in life,...

2/5/2015

Vintage fashion drawings from the Late 1930s

Europeana

The years between 1900 and 1939 represent an extremely turbulent time in history with two World Wars and the rise of the suffrage movement. These unstable...

1/15/2015

Explore our new Pinterest boards

Europeana

Over the past few months, we have created a couple of exciting new Pinterest boards . The boards highlight some of the beautiful content that can be found via...

1/13/2015

Freedom of expression – the heart of our shared cultural identity

Europeana

One of the central tenets of our shared European culture is the freedom of speech and cultural expression. Our museums, libraries and archives are proud...

1/8/2015

#OpenCollections

Europeana

Last year we introduced you to #OpenCollections, this year we’ll continue highlighting some of the most interesting and high quality collections from...

1/5/2015

Daily Dose of Art Direct to Your Phone & Tablet

Europeana

We are very excited to announce that Europeana is working together with DailyArt to bring a selection of the collections found in Europeana to your...

12/17/2014

2014: Top 20 Searches on Europeana

Europeana

So this year is almost over and now we're ready to ask what were you all looking for on Europeana this year? Millions of you from the four the corners of the...

12/17/2014

Europeana Fashion has a New Look

Europeana

By Gabrielle de Pooter, Communication Advisor Online Media Europeana Fashion Project – Europeana Fashion has a new look! We are still presenting the...

12/10/2014

New Exhibition: 1514. Book. 2014

Europeana

In 2014, it was 500 years ago that the first book was printed. To commemorate this significant period in time, we created a virtual exhibition together with...

12/4/2014

Dancing on ice in an attic

Europeana

(A version of this blog was first published on Europeana Sounds ) It's nearly time to bring out the skates. There's a promising nip in the air, and...

11/21/2014

Introducing the Tallinn Collector

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The Tallinn Collector  is a website that showcases Soviet-era tourism guides and brochures to the Estonian capital, Tallinn. It gives its readers a...

11/14/2014

Claude Monet: Rejecting the Traditional Approach

Europeana

On November 14 in 1840, one of the founders of the Impressionism movement was born on the fifth floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the ninth arrondissement of...