Month: June 2017

The Music of Machines

Every month, Europeana Music invites a guest curator to look at a particular area of music. This month, our guest is Greg Markus from Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The everyday sounds are the ones that soundtrack our lives and have simply since humans developed ears and the capacity to listen. Europeana offers thousands […]

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Europeana 1914-1918 thematic collection launches

Europeana 1914-1918 officially re-launches as a Europeana thematic collection today with personal stories, films and historical material about World War I from across Europe Since 2011, Europeana 1914-1918 has built up a dedicated community through working with partners all over Europe. From Nicosia to Dublin and from Lisbon to Riga thousands of people brought their […]

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Pictures in Focus: Lover’s Lane by John Topham

John Topham was a British documentary photographer who captured a changing Britain. Today, PHOTOCONSORTIUM’s Fred Truyen introduces us to Topham’s Lover’s Lane, 1938, as his Picture of the Month. Today, John Topham’s collections are managed by the British picture library TopFoto. My friend John Balean, who works there, did some research and found a print of this image with a […]

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A look back at our Art Nouveau season

Over the past few months, we’ve been celebrating Art Nouveau style in a special season on Europeana Art. Thanks to the fabulous collections and contributions of our partners, it’s been a feast of Art Nouveau jewellery, ceramics, art and much more. Here’s a season recap. Art Nouveau – A Universal Style The centrepiece of the […]

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Reflections on Europeana Photography

Europeana Photography, our latest thematic collection, features over 2 million images from the first 100 years of photography. The collection is curated by Photoconsortium and today Fred Truyen, Antonella Fresa and Sofie Taes share their personal reflections on photography and their hopes for the collection. From its beginning, photography has pushed boundaries. Technical and technological boundaries, […]

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Scandal in Warsaw: Podkowiński’s Frenzy and the birth of Young Poland

In this guest post for Europeana’s Art Nouveau season, Dr. Piotr Kopszak, Curator at the National Museum of Warsaw, tells us about the artist Władysław Podkowiński and the scandal surrounding his painting Szał (Frenzy). Stylistic change has always fascinated art historians and it is often difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when change occurs. However, […]

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‘Lest We Forget’: Oxford University needs you to spread the word!

Do you like Europeana 1914-1918? Have you already been involved in a collection day, taken part in a transcribathon, or are you interested in discovering digitized resources about World War One? Then you might also want to support this initiative! On 5 June, Oxford University is launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund ‘Lest We Forget’, […]

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