Month: November 2016

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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