Year: 2016

Maggy’s picks: Art Nouveau, daguerreotypes and photos of Japan

In Europeana, you can find over 53 million of artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe and we are adding new ones every day. Curious about our latest additions?  In this blog series, we hand pick some interesting collections which definitely deserve your attention. Explore and enjoy! Our newest star is a beautiful […]

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Uncovering Ethnomusicology on Europeana Music Collections

The Music Collections of this month is focused on anthropology and its links with sounds and music studies, in France and in the world.

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2016: Top 20 searches on Europeana

2016 is nearly at an end, but before we say farewell, let’s look at what you’ve been searching for this year in Europeana Collections. Since January, we’ve seen millions of searches in Europeana Collections from all over the world. There are now more than 54 million artworks, objects, books, sounds and videos to be found, […]

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Movember – the art of mustraction

Europeana is the cultural fur that warms Europe’s top lip, so let’s look at 8 mustaches that changed the world! Two snuggle the faces of dictators, two are regal, placed on the royalty of Europe, two changed Europe with inventions and two grow more common, but no less important, on WW1 front-line defenses. Europe’s history is […]

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Picking your brain: become Europeana Improver

If you walked into a cafe and had no control over what you could order, would you go back there? What if you turned on your tv but could only watch what someone else decided you could watch? How would you like it if you couldn’t customise your phone at all – you could only use […]

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So GIF-ted! Meet the winners of #GIFitUP 2016

Dear GIF-makers and GIF-lovers! Time to reveal the Winners of GIF IT UP 2016! For this year’s competition, the grand prize and runners up were determined by judges Adam Green of The Public Domain Review and Sarah Schaaf of Imgur. The People’s Choice Award was determined by most notes on Tumblr as of November 14, 2016. […]

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Viva Verdi! The composer beyond the music

Verdi as a composer, Verdi and the Italian Risorgimento, Verdi as a farmer, Verdi in the movies, Verdi as national icon… How many performers can boast such a wide impact on fields other than the music? His portrait is everywhere: paintings, caricatures, postcards, stamps, dishes, cups, banknotes, …

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Take a trip to the theatre

William Shakespeare may have written that all the world’s a stage, but today on #LoveTheatreDay, all Europeana is a stage. We’ve searched our collections to find artworks and photographs which give a glimpse into theatrical life over several hundred years. Whether indoor or outdoors, the theatre is a place where imagination and creativity reign. The […]

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