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Bit of family history on Europeana

Robert Bertsch, a retired teacher, was amazed to discover an important part of his family history on Europeana. He found video footage capturing the arrival of his family in The Netherlands in 1958. Robert who was 10 then, together with his parents and two brothers had to leave Indonesia abruptly in 1957.  He remembers his […]

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Hack Days in Poznan

The second city in our Hack Days blog series (and actually, the first one in the hackathon roadshow) is Poznań. The Hack4Europe! days on June 7-8 are hosted by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Kórnik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Poznań is Poland’s fifth largest city and one of the oldest.  Located on the […]

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Hack days in Barcelona

On May 9th, Milena posted about Hack4Europe: our upcoming Hack Days in 4 European countries. One of the locations  is the fabulous Museu Picasso in Barcelona. We aim to provide an exciting location for exploring the potential of open cultural data for creative services. Members of European Developing communities are invited to join and create […]

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Report from a workshop on UGC

Earlier this week, our Product Developer David Haskiya spent two days at a workshop in Vienna. Here are some of his impressions: The purpose of the workshop was for projects and persons associated with Europeana to discuss the best ways for museums, libraries and archives to make heritage online a two-way street. Based on projects […]

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Hack4Europe!

What are the benefits of making cultural heritage data open and reusable? How can it support the development of new content markets, generate new jobs and enrich people’s life? Europeana and its partners Collections Trust, Museu Picasso, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Swedish National Heritage Board are organising a series of hack days for […]

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May the fourth be with you

May 4 is the day the Star Wars fans celebrate the legendary films and the culture that surrounds the franchise. Star Wars was first released on May 25th, 1977, however May 4 is considered to be Star Wars Day, because of the word “fourth” sounding like the word “force”. “May the fourth be with you” […]

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Searching for Shakespeare

This day in 1564, the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was baptised.  He is widely regarded as one of the the greatest writers/dramatists in the English language.  His surviving works consist of about 38  plays, 154 sonnets and several other poems.  Shakespeare’s  plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those […]

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