Month: July 2016

‘Miss Mousie’s Ball’ and ‘The ewe with the crooked horn’: animal-related songs and tunes from the Irish music tradition

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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Maggy’s picks: new content in Europeana

In Europeana, you can find over 53 million of artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe. And we add new datasets on an ongoing basis. In this new series, we’ll present highlights of the new datasets ingested in the last months, chosen by our Content & Exhibitions Coordinator Maggy Szynkielewska. Whether you are searching […]

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Art Stories FACES – a new educational game for children

A couple of months ago Europeana organized the Europeana Labs Challenge February 2016 to try to increase innovative re-use of the digital cultural heritage material available on our website. Today we’d like to present to you one of the winners of this challenge – the Italian start-up agency Art Stories and their winning product: Art […]

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#BigArtRide: exploring art, cycling and a virtual city

If you follow us on social media, you will have seen intriguing pictures of people on a bike wearing a VR headset. This was our #BigArtRide, an interactive experience mixing art, virtual reality and cycling from Europeana and Dutch design studio DROPSTUFF.nl. The #BigArtRide stopped in off Brussels, Wrocław, Rome, Vienna, Prague, Berlin and Paris. […]

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Confessions of the last zournas-player in northern Greece

This blog post was first released on the Europeana Sounds website. During the field-research carried out in the prefecture of Evros in 1996 for the “Thrace” programme of the Music Library of Greece, only one zournas-player was located and recorded. His name was Arif Karatza and he was born in Kyani in 1923 and lived […]

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