Maggy’s picks: Art Nouveau, daguerreotypes and photos of Japan

written by Aleksandra Strzelichowska on December 20, 2016 in Content with no comments

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 set of over 6000 openly licensed items (CC0 and CC BY) from Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. In that set you can find things like:

Art Nouveau

Wandteppich “Melkeveien” (Die Milchstraße), Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0

Daguerreotypes

Acht Personen beim Weintrinken, Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0

Nature photography

Schleedorn, Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0

Photographs of Japan

Drei japanische Frauen vor Kirschbaum, Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0

Early 20th century gymnastics photos

Turner am Barren, Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0

Amazing early 20th century photographs taken by Arnold Genthe (portraying celebrities and San Francisco’s Chinatown) and Johann Hinrich W. Hamann (architecture and mesmerising portraits)

An Afternoon Siesta, Chinatown, San Francisco, Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0

Kartenspieler “Die Harmlosen” an Deck eines englischen Dampfers, Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0

Also interesting: update of 182k free to reuse items from Swedish National Heritage Board. Including photographs of Stockholm taken between 1953 and 2010.

Stockholms innerstad,  Riksantikvarieämbetet, CC BY