Maggy’s picks: Serbian postcards, Macedonian contemporary art and Dutch polder maps

written by Małgorzata Szynkielewska on January 23, 2017 in Content with 4 comments

New year means new additions to! In this blog series, we hand pick some intriguing cultural heritage materials for you. This time we focus on libraries’ collections from the Balkan area. Dive in!

First, National Library of Serbia brings you a great collection of materials that can be used non-commercially, under the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC). You can find there:

Belgrade: Sunset on the Sava. National Library of Serbia. CC BY-NC 

Ljubica Stojanovic, Koste Stojanovića wife with her mother.
Photographed by Milan Jovanović. National Library of Serbia. CC BY-NC 

The head of the Nis hospital medic by Ljubomir Ivanović.
National Library of Serbia. CC BY-NC

Mara has black eyes/The Enchanted Eyes of Mara.
National Library of Serbia. CC BY-NC


More of materials avialable for non-commercial reuse (under CC BY-NC-ND license) come from the Republic of Macedonia. National and University Library St. Kliment Ohridski displays through a collection of almost 200 contemporary artworks from 60’s up to early 90’s.

Finally, we have for you another great map collection! This time from Nationaal Archief in the Hague with vintage Dutch wallmaps and maps of polders. There are over 10,000 maps there and all are in public domain, so pick one and be creative!

 Map of Vijfheerenlanden and neighboring countries. Nationaal Archief, Den Haag. Public Domain 

by Maggy Szynkielewska, Content and Exhibition Coordinator at Europeana