Month: May 2011

From Dada to Surrealism Exhibition Live

The exhibition From Dada to Surrealism from the Jewish Historical Museum is now live on Europeana! The virtual exhibition is available in Dutch and English, and will soon be available in French and German also.  The virtual exhibition is a selection of items from the exhibition that opens tomorrow at the JHM in Amsterdam.  For […]

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Virtual Exhibition Launches Next Week

Next week will see the launch of a new virtual exhibition on Europeana. We are pleased to make available an exhibition provided by the Jewish Historical Museum (JHM). What makes this virtual exhibition so exciting is that it unveils some of the works in the unique exhibition From Dada to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from […]

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Bit of family history on Europeana

Robert Bertsch, a retired teacher, was amazed to discover an important part of his family history on Europeana. He found video footage capturing the arrival of his family in The Netherlands in 1958. Robert who was 10 then, together with his parents and two brothers had to leave Indonesia abruptly in 1957.  He remembers his […]

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Hack Days in Poznan

The second city in our Hack Days blog series (and actually, the first one in the hackathon roadshow) is Poznań. The Hack4Europe! days on June 7-8 are hosted by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Kórnik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Poznań is Poland’s fifth largest city and one of the oldest.  Located on the […]

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Hack days in Barcelona

On May 9th, Milena posted about Hack4Europe: our upcoming Hack Days in 4 European countries. One of the locations  is the fabulous Museu Picasso in Barcelona. We aim to provide an exciting location for exploring the potential of open cultural data for creative services. Members of European Developing communities are invited to join and create […]

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Report from a workshop on UGC

Earlier this week, our Product Developer David Haskiya spent two days at a workshop in Vienna. Here are some of his impressions: The purpose of the workshop was for projects and persons associated with Europeana to discuss the best ways for museums, libraries and archives to make heritage online a two-way street. Based on projects […]

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Ian Curtis of Joy Division

Today is the 31st anniversary of the untimely death of Ian Curtis, lead singer of English rock band, Joy Division. Joy Division’s roots started from Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook’s attendance of a Sex Pistols show in 1976. The following day Hook borrowed £35 from his mother to buy his first bass guitar. The rest, […]

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And the Kindle winners are…

In the last two months we ran a competition “What are your favourite items on Europeana?”.  To have a chance of winning 1 of 3 Kindles,  we asked you to submit links to the items you like the most on Europeana and briefly explain why these are your favourite. We received a huge amount of […]

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Jewish Museum London Visit

In the coming months, Europeana will launch a few new virtual exhibitions. Among the first to be released are the exhibitions produced in partnership with Judaica Europeana,  a project that highlights content documenting the Jewish presence and heritage in the cities of Europe. Already there are over 6,000 texts and audio files on Europeana coming […]

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Happy Birthday, Salvador Dali!

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad”, said Salvador Dali. On this day over a century ago, one of the most renowned surrealist painters, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol, also known as Salvador Dali, was born […]

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Hack4Europe!

What are the benefits of making cultural heritage data open and reusable? How can it support the development of new content markets, generate new jobs and enrich people’s life? Europeana and its partners Collections Trust, Museu Picasso, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Swedish National Heritage Board are organising a series of hack days for […]

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Delousing chit from the World War I

This amusing item was uncovered at the digitisation roadshow in Berlin last month. Looking rather like a cartoon bank note the delousing chit informed the bearer that he was now clean and free of the vermin of the trenches. Most likely a completely unofficial document, this comic piece of memorabilia was probably limited to one unit, […]

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May the fourth be with you

May 4 is the day the Star Wars fans celebrate the legendary films and the culture that surrounds the franchise. Star Wars was first released on May 25th, 1977, however May 4 is considered to be Star Wars Day, because of the word “fourth” sounding like the word “force”. “May the fourth be with you” […]

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