Month: June 2013

89 Voices

89 Voices: fascinating first-hand accounts from 1989

The Europeana 1989 project kicked off with the first collection day in Warsaw, Poland, earlier this month. Many Warsovians came to the House of History to share the personal memories and belongings that paint a picture of what the changes in 1989 meant to them. On the back of these collection days, we’re digging a […]

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Introducing the Royal Engineers Museum

Guest blog by Rebecca Arnott, Assistant Curator – Royal Engineers Museum. Rebecca tells us all about the museum, what they do and why they got involved with Europeana! The Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive houses one of the largest military collections in the UK. As a Corps Museum (‘Corps’ meaning a military organisation), we […]

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Sign petition to keep Europe’s culture open to everyone online

We need your help and we need it now. Please sign our petition to persuade the European Union to continue to fund Europeana. It’s easy and only takes seconds – just follow the link and enter your name and email address.  Please then share it with your friends so that they can do the same. […]

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“And we’ll dance a reel or an Irish jig on the good old barn floor”

Today we’re going Irish! To celebrate the Irish Presidency of the European Council, the Digital Agenda Assembly which is taking place this week in Dublin, and the associated Europeana Conference tomorrow at Dublin Castle, we have a guest blog from Grace Toland, Librarian of the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA). 2,000 items from the fantastic […]

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What Your Teacher Didn’t Tell You About 1989

Europeana 1989 is our new project that aims to find out your stories from the revolutionary year of 1989! From now until the end of 2014 (the 25th anniversary year), we will travel all across central and eastern Europe with our roadshows. We want anyone with memories, stories, objects or memorabilia from this time to […]

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Linked Across Borders and Time – travelling exhibition

Europeana is travelling Bulgaria with a new free exhibition. ‘Linked Across Borders and Time’ is being run by the Varna Regional Library in Bulgaria and will visit eight cities in the country between now and September. If you’re in Bulgaria, get yourself to one of the hosting regional libraries or Helikon book shops and check […]

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Europeana Open Culture app’s Treasures of the Past

Last week we launched our first ever free app for iPad (download it now!). Today, Europeana’s Milena Popova introduces you to one of the app’s five themes – ‘Treasures of the Past’, and tells you all about the old Thracians and their finest works. ‘Treasures of the Past’ showcases more than 2,000 archaeological artefacts and […]

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Wiki Loves Public Art – check out the entries!

The first Wiki Loves Public Art photo contest has now closed to entrants. We are pleased to say that it succeeded beyond expectations as there were a total of 9,250 photos submitted by 224 contestants in Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain and Sweden. These photos of over 2,155 different artworks are now available on Wikimedia Commons […]

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Maritime criminal stories and other peculiar tales

A fascinating register of Swedish shipwrecks is available in Europeana. This is the story of one of the ships named in the register – the S/S Energi.  By Göran Ekberg,  Curator – Archaeology Unit, Swedish National Maritime Museums. S/S Energi, unknown photographer, 1942, Swedish National Maritime Museum At the end of September 1950, a very […]

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Europeana Releases First Free iPad App

We are delighted to announce that we have launched Europeana’s first free iPad app. ‘Europeana Open Culture’ introduces you to hand-picked and beautiful collections from some of Europe’s top institutions, and allows people to explore, share and comment on them.   Designed by Glimworm IT during a Europeana hackathon, the app provides an easy introduction […]

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