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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Europeana Homepage: Your thoughts?

Now you’ve all had time to explore the homepage on the preview of the new Europeana portal – it’s time for us to hear what you think. We’ve created a very short survey, which will take only 3 minutes of your time. The new homepage includes a stronger focus on our curated content, with a […]

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Preview Playtime: It’s all in the query

Okay, I know we’re a little late with our ‘Highlight Wednesday’ this week; but it’s never too late to share our exciting new updates. See them all on preview.europeana.eu. One of the niftiest improvements we’ve made is to do with the automatic suggestions that pop up as you type your search query. This means it’s […]

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Remember, remember – but I forgot!

Remember remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot A well-known rhyme taught to all children, and one I’ve known for many years. So, how did I forget it? Somehow, the fact that my all-time favourite night of the year was imminent slipped […]

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Preview Playtime: The Homepage

Preview Playtime: The Homepage

It’s time for us to highlight another new update featured in the preview of the new Europeana portal – go to preview.europeana.eu to see it.  One of the biggest improvements to the new portal is the homepage. We’ve made changes so that it’s easier for you to identify Europeana’s treasures and get on with exploring […]

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Europeana on your mobile: What do you think?

Europeana on your mobile: What do you think?

It’s Feedback Friday! Now you’ve all had a few days to play with the preview of the new Europeana portal – it’s time for us to hear what you think. We’ve created a very short survey, which will  take only 3 minutes of your time. We want to know why and how you use your mobile or tablet […]

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A Focus on World War One

You don’t have to be particularly eagle-eyed to notice all the references to World War One on the Europeana site, as well as on our blogs, Facebook and Twitter feeds. But you might be wondering why we’ve got a particular focus on it. Well, let me tell you! Oxfordshire Yeomanry, courtesy of Kevin Northover. In […]

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Preview Playtime: Europeana on your mobile

This is our first ‘Highlight Wednesday’ – each week we’ll be highlighting a new feature or aspect of the new Europeana portal. Yesterday, we launched a preview of our new portal. It’s now easier for you to access Europeana because the new portal is responsive, automatically adapting to a range of different devices and screen […]

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Preview Europeana’s New Portal

Last week, with the help of Mona Lisa and Maria Theresa, we got you guessing about the nature of the exciting announcement we promised you! A few of you tweeted and commented your predictions, and now it’s time to reveal all. So here it is: we’ve just launched a preview of our brand new portal […]

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