Month: December 2013

From the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 reception

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 1914-1918 in France

Thanks to the National Library of France for this blog. Family History Roadshows for Europeana 1914-1918 took place in France from 9-16 November 2013. Thanks to the cooperation between the French National Library (BnF), Archives de France and their network, Europeana and Mission du Centenaire, more than 100 sites all over France participated. Thousands of […]

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Your favourite reads of 2013

Through the magic of modern technology, we’ve discovered the most visited blogs of 2013. So here’s the top ten Europeana blogs you’ve been reading in 2013. It seems you’re a bunch of feline friendly, mermaid-loving First World War enthusiasts! The Europeana blog team would like to thank you all for your reading, liking, commenting and […]

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Virtual reality and the museum of the future

Imagine being able to visit the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum and the Guggenheim all in one day! Imagine looking at the world’s most famous masterpieces from your favourite chair in your own home. Imagine being able to look around museums and visit heritage sites that you otherwise might never be able to see because you can’t […]

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2013: Top 20 Searches on Europeana

So this year is almost over and now we’re ready to ask – what were you all looking for on Europeana this year? Millions of you from the four the corners of the globe visited Europeana.eu in 2013 to search, browse and share over 30 million historical records from over 2,300 of Europe’s memory institutions… but what were the trends of 2013 and what were you all looking for?

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From St Nicholas to Santa Claus

He’s a man of many names – Saint Nicholas, Nikolaos of Myra, Nikolaos the Wonderworker, Nikolaos of Bari, Sinterklaas and of course, Santa Claus. As well as becoming the figure we associate with Christmas gift-giving, St Nicholas is also the patron saint of sailors (being known as ‘Lord of the Sea’ in Greece), merchants, archers, […]

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Double double, toil and trouble: witches and witchcraft

We’ve had Hallowe’en and now the nights are growing ever longer, it’s the perfect time for a spot of witchcraft, some would say. The images from Europeana below show both fictional witches, like the three that Macbeth meets on the heath in Shakespeare’s drama, and ‘real’ witches like Mother Shipton, a woman branded as a […]

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