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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Thank you! 10K Followers on Pinterest for Europeana

It’s time to celebrate — we’ve reached 10K followers on Pinterest! In just one year we doubled our followers to 10,000 with users from all over the globe. We want to thank our Pinterest audience who actively supported us by liking and sharing Europeana content. Champagne Ruinart Père et Fils. Rheims [sic] : [affiche] | […]

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Beyond Amadeus – the forgotten operatic legacy of Antonio Salieri

If someone is asked today, which operas of Antonio Salieri he or she knows, most of them will not come up with an answer, which is not surprising. The operas of Salieri had already started vanishing from stage even before the composer’s death in 1825 and are hardly shown today.

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How to make an animated GIF – resources and ideas for your #GIFitUP entry

#GIFitUP is about creating #GIFs from public domain and openly licensed material available in digital libraries around the world. It is a great opportunity to discover some new interesting content, remix and reuse it. It is also a chance to challenge one’s creative skills. Everyone is welcome to take part, especially first-time GIF makers! We […]

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Classical composers, music manuscripts and correspondence

Notation can be seen as the foundation of the creative output in classical music. Music autographs, manuscripts and sketches manage to give an insight into the composer’s mind and a glimpse to his way of thinking.

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“If father’s gone, keep smiling” – considering the children of the First World War

Guest post by Clare Gibson, of The Army Children Archive (TACA) What Europe’s children went through during the First World War is often overlooked by historians. Understandably, perhaps, if they are focusing on ‘big’ issues like the horrors of trench warfare or the changing role of women on the home front. But what was the […]

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GIF IT UP 2016

After successful runs in 2014 and 2015, GIF IT UP returns for its third year, and Europeana joins in again with our best open collections – see below! GIF IT UP is a challenge looking for the best GIFs created from public domain and openly licensed material available in digital libraries around the world. The competition organised by DPLA aims to encourage all GIF-makers and cultural […]

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Maggy’s picks: Toulouse-Lautrec and Swedish Air Force

It’s time again to share our latest additions! Every day we are adding more objects from museums, libraries, galleries and archives across Europe. So far, in Europeana, you can find over 53 million of artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds. In this blog series, we hand pick some interesting collections which definitely deserve your attention. […]

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Voices from the past still echo today

While visiting the various regions of France, one might wonder what he might have heard in those places a century ago.

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