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Photography on a Silver Plate

In our latest virtual exhibition ‘Photography on a Silver Plate’ on Google Cultural Institute we show the faces, places and histories of the nineteenth century and look at the revolution made by photography in the field of visual mass communication. Its breakthrough: …


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Retronaut to feature unique Europeana photos on Mashable

This year you can explore the historical photo collections made available via Europeana and Retronaut on Mashable! From interesting photographs to the downright bizarre, we highlight them all. Retronaut represents a past you might not believe. By creating ‘time-capsules’ they take your map of time …



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Celebrating World Radio Day 2015

The birth of radio was a groundbreaking invention for both physics and communications, changing the way the world sent and received information forever. Today, the idea of a simple AM/FM radio seems highly outdated. However, in 2012, UNESCO named February …


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Wishing you a happy Darwin Day!

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 Pacific aboard HMS Beagle in 1831, embarking on what would become one of …


Portrait of a Couple, Probably Isaac Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van der Laen, Frans Hals, 1622, Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

Love is in the air on 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, takes all kinds of shapes and sizes, and it does on …