Exploring Europeana in Czech, Irish, Slovak and Slovenian

written by Adrian on September 6, 2017 in Content with one Comment

Europeana Collections can now be navigated in 4 more languages: Czech, Irish, Slovak and Slovenian.

This means that Europeana Collections can now be navigated in 27 languages – each of the 24 official languages of the EU as well as Catalan, Norwegian and Russian.

To mark this, we’ve taken a look at some snapshots of collections to be found in each of the new languages from Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Czech

Northeast Economic and Industrial Exhibition in Hořice Alphonse Mucha, ESbírky, CC BY

Among the objects found on Europeana Collections in Czech are Art Nouveau posters by Alphonse Muchaportrait photography from Prague and a large collection of texts and documents from the National Library of the Czech Republic

Irish

Irish Larch, Irish Shipping Ltd, Sjöhistoriska Museet, CC BY-SA

While only a small number of items in the Irish language are to be found on Europeana Collections, there are large collections of traditional Irish music from the Irish Traditional Music Archive and Comhaltas Traditional Music Archive.

Going back further in time, this collection of Ogham stones from the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies show an Early Medieval alphabet used to write the early Irish language.

Slovak

Mednansky Family Tree, Bratislava painter, Slovak National Gallery, CC BY

Collections in Slovak include more than 2,000 artworks in a wide range of styles from the acclaimed collections of the Slovak National Gallery.

Also in Slovak are archive photography relating to World War One from the Slovak National Library, as well as botanical specimens from the Institute of Botany of Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Slovenian

Ta zemlja nosi naš pečat, naš znoj in našo kri, National and University Library of Slovenia, Public Domain

 

Collections in Slovenian include maps, postcards, photographs and documents relating to travel and tourism in Slovenia. Slovene Ethnographic Museum have shared sketches and drawings of a wide variety of museum objects relating to everyday life in Slovenia, while the Slovenian Museum of Natural History have provided photographs of live insects and other animals.