Month: January 2016

The cat that ate the candle and the ewe with the crooked horn

This blog post was originally released on the Europeana Sounds blog. After a nice journey through Europeana Sounds items related to goats , let’s continue our series on animals and sounds with some fascinating resources held by the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA).

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Europeana Collections brings you closer to culture

If this isn’t your first visit to Europeana, you’ll notice that things look a little different around here. We’ve made some changes to the site so you can get up, close and personal with the vast and amazing digitized collections of Europe’s cultural heritage institutions. For starters, there’s a fresh, new design to make it […]

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Tea reading

Guest post by Joseph Garvin from The European Library. Tea is what keeps many of us going on these cold chilly winter days, when it’s raining, windy, or snowing. Have you ever wanted to know more about this wonderful hot drink, about where it’s from, how you grow it, and how the plant is prepared? […]

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Sounds to celebrate Capricorn!

This is a guest post by Tom Miles from The British Library. This post appeared first on January 7, 2016 on Europeana Sounds blog. A happy new year to all of you. At Europeana Sounds we’ve just recently had another publication of metadata onto Europeana: we have now aggregated just shy of 200,000 records, very much on […]

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Art of Adoration: Jesus and the three Magi

The adoration of baby Jesus by the Magi, or the Adoration of the Magi as it’s known, is a popular motif in Christian art. All sorts of famous artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Sandro Botticelli and Albrecht Dürer have painted this scene. The figures depicted? Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus being honoured by […]

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