Month: July 2013

International Winners of Wiki Loves Public Art 2013

Over the past few months, we’ve been charting the progress of the Wiki Loves Public Art photo competition. Now we can announce the winners! The contest took place in Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain and Sweden. All in all, more than 9,250 images were uploaded by 225 entrants, of which 57 percent were first time contributors […]

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Famous Friends

It’s International Day of Friendship today and so we’re taking a look at some famous friends. First up, two writers that have given us some of the best adventure and quest novels ever – CS Lewis (of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe fame) and JRR Tolkien (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings).     […]

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Remembering Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh died on 29 July 1890, aged 37. Some of his paintings, like his famous sunflowers, chair, starry night, terrace cafe and bedroom, are amongst the most distinctive and recognisable (and certainly the most popular at student poster sales) in the world. But are you familiar with these two? They are both part […]

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Suspending disbelief with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan died on 25 July 1834. Europeana contains a great collection relating to Coleridge, from a variety of sources including institutions in the UK, Germany and Poland. Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher, a friend of poet William Wordsworth, […]

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Propaganda, postage stamps and a Polonez car

Last month, people across Poland shared their memories of the changes of the 1980s, contributing to Europeana 1989 – an online archive of documents, memorabilia and stories that shares their experiences with the world and with future generations. Among these items were: a collection of underground press documents, black and white music festival photographs and […]

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Masters of the High Renaissance

Separated by 2,000 kilometres and nearly 250 years, but united by a common birthday (today – 16 July) and a passion for a particular style of painting, today’s blog looks at artists Andrea del Sarto and Joshua Reynolds. Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) was a figure in the High Renaissance art movement.  He was around at […]

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Europeana Open Culture App’s Images of the Past

By Milena Popova Last week, we talked about the geographical maps you can find on Europeana and on the Europeana Open Culture app. Today, we present another way of journeying through history – using old photographs that map the past. They represent a snapshot of a particular historical moment and highlight elements related to this […]

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‘The Enemy is Listening’ screening at Italian film festival

The Deutsche Kinemathek (the German Cinematheque) in Berin, tells us how the film ‘The Enemy is Listening’ and others from the European Film Gateway’s First World War project, EFG1914, are being screened at the Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival in Bologna, Italy. A still from the film ‘Der Feind Hört Mit’ ‘Der Feind Hört Mit‘ (Germany, […]

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