Slovakia: Marek Maďarič

Article by Marek Maďarič, Minister of Culture: The Celtic tetradrachm coins minted in the territory of Slovakia were the first Central European coins. They followed from the Greek patterns and resembled the silver and gold coinage of the Macedonian rulers Philip II …





Estonia: Rein Lang

Article by Rein Lang, Minister of Culture: This ethnographic drawing from the Estonian National Museum’s collection depicts a Khanty girl wearing traditional dress. Silvia Anslang’s watercolour sketch carefully highlights the colour combinations, decorative ornaments, and material nuances of the Khanty national …





Slovenia: Žiga Turk

Article by Žiga Turk, Minister for Education, Science, Culture and Sports: Slovenia: Europeana as the Generator of New Artistic Pursuits Slovenia is strongly present in Europeana. Europeana Local, Europeana Travel, Minerva, ATHENA, DC-Net, Linked Heritage, ARROW, IMPACT2, EDLnet, APEnet, DoD, ENUMERATE, …





Bulgaria: Mitko Todorov

Article by Mitko Todorov, Deputy Minister of Culture: Enina Apostle belongs to the Bulgarian treasuries and we are extremely proud of it. It dates from the early eleventh century and was made by the Saint Brothers Cyril and Methodius, the spiritual teachers of …





Portugal: Francisco José Viegas

Article by Francisco José Viegas,  Secretary of State for Culture: The Lusiads, by Luis de Camões, is the Portugal’s great epic poem and the best known Portuguese literary work of the Renaissance, first printed in 1572. Modeled after the classic Greek …





Luxembourg: Octavie Modert

Article by Octavie Modert,  Minister for Culture: The digitisation and making available online through Europeana of a maximum of documents, artworks and other cultural objects held by European cultural institutions is a wonderful vehicle for the promotion of the cultural …