Month: September 2015

A is for…anything!

If you’re reading this, I’m pretty sure you know your ABCs. But learning to read isn’t all there is to the alphabet. An ABC can teach you a whole lot more… In Europeana, we have traditional alphabets showing you how to form letters in Gothic style or through embroidery. Then other practical ones, like an […]

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How does a Greek traditional lullaby sound?

This is a guest post by Marianna Anastasiou, The Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society, CC BY-NC. This post appeared first on September 21, 2015 on Europeana Sounds blog. How does a Greek traditional lullaby sound? How did women used to put babies to sleep in Greece 100 years ago? You […]

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Jane Austen and zombies, and other literary mash-ups

Europeana talks a lot about encouraging the use of its collections by professionals in the creative industries. I’m a fiction writer. As such, I’d consider myself part of the creative industries. So, how could I use Europeana’s collections in my creative endeavours? For artists and designers, the concept of using whole parts or aspects of […]

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Caption this! Summer contest results

The summer has come to an end, so it’s time to announce the winners of our Caption this! contest. In July and August, we weekly posted unusual images on Europeana’s Facebook page and we asked you to come up with a funny caption for them. We had a lot of fun reading all the entries and we are […]

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