Year: 2012

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012: Words From The Winner

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012: Words From The Winner

For the last two years, Europeana has sponsored a category in Wiki Loves Monuments – last year it was Art Nouveau architecture, this year it’s GLAM monuments. ‘GLAM’ is short for ‘Galleries, Libraries, Museums and Archives’, so pictures of the buildings and environments related to these kinds of heritage organisations. The competition has now come to an […]

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Pieter de Hooch of the Dutch Golden Age

Pieter de Hooch, baptised on this day, 20 December, in 1629, was a Dutch painter, famous principally for his depictions of the domestic life of women and children, and for his use of light. His work is related in theme and style to his contemporaries, the Dutch Golden Age great artists Jan Vermeer and  Nicolaes […]

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Matilde Serao, Parla una donna: diario femminile di guerra

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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Boys having a snowball fightCredit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Imagesimages@wellcome.ac.ukhttp://images.wellcome.ac.ukA snowballing scene with 9 boys playing in the snow and 2 small girls watching them from a gap in the wooden fence. Behind them are trees, fields and a church. This may have been sent locally as a Christmas card. On the reverse of the picture is an advertisement for Onnen's German Fever and Arue Mixture.1890s Compliments of D.F. Onnen, pharmacist :D. F. OnnenPublished: 1890sCopyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc 2.0 UK

Will it really be a Merry Christmas?

OK, so it’s that time of year, whether you like it or loathe it, I’m going to mention it – Christmas. There, I’ve said it, it’s out in the open now. Whilst countries across Europe share some traditions with each other, many are different, and yet more are developed within the family unit.  Watch this […]

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Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

This year’s Wiki Loves Monuments  competition is almost at an end. With more than 350,000 submissions from more then 15,000 people in 33 countries it has been a huge success. The winners of the international photo competition will be announced in early December, but before that you can still vote for the best photo in […]

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Preventing A Case of Mistaken Identity

Preventing A Case of Mistaken Identity

Have you ever been the victim of mistaken identity? Or even identity theft? In real life, it’s bad enough. But how about if your identity was mixed up long after your death? It could easily happen, all you need is the same name as someone else and before you know it, your identities are intertwined. […]

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World Television Day

World Television Day

Today, 21 November, is United Nations World Television Day. It might seem odd to dedicate an entire day to television, but when you consider that the average European spends the equivalent of two working days a week watching it, maybe it’s not so surprising. Check out the news video above of Italian Francesc Arellano who […]

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Letters from Indian Soldiers in France, 1916

Letters from Indian Soldiers in France, 1916

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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