2016: Top 20 searches on Europeana

written by Adrian on December 19, 2016 in Behind the scenes and Content with one Comment

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, from one of more than 3,500 European cultural institutions.

So this year, what were you all looking for? Here, we’ve compiled your top 20 searches from 2016.

1 – Art Nouveau Posters

The enduring appeal of Art Nouveau ensures it reaches top spot in our 2016 searches. And, as Art Nouveau continues to be popular, we’ll be launching an Art Nouveau season on Europeana Art next year.

art nouveau poster showing blonde woman looking at a lamp

Wonder Lamp poster, creator unknown, www.Esbirky.cz, CCO

2 – William Morris

English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist, William Morris’ work spanned many genres which can be found on Europeana Collections.

curtain with floral and foliage pattern

William Morris Curtain, Nationalmuseum, Sweden, CC BY-SA

3 – Paris

Paris, a city of beauty, art and culture, has featured in our top 20 for the fourth year in a row.

black and white map of Paris

Map from “Dictionnaire historique et topographique de Paris”, The British Library, Public Domain Marked

4 – Dermatoglyphics
5 – Botticelli
6 – Hokusai
7 – Europeana 280
8 – Trachyspermum copticum
9 – Edvard Munch
10 – Cat
11 – Alphonse Mucha
12 – Leonardo Da Vinci
13 – Cupid
14 – Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
15 – Vojtěch Preissig
16 – Stained glass
17 – Picasso
18 – Genazzano
19 – Tretyakow Gallery
20 – Richard Wagner

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited Europeana this year and we wish you happy searching in 2017 – we look forward to seeing who and what makes our top 20 list next year.