Inspired by Europeana

Winners of Picture This! Competition

In the beginning of July, we have invited you to show us how the places featured on the vintage postcards from our Picture This! exhibition look nowadays. You flooded us with amazing photos throughout the summer! We have received over 400 entries – huge thanks to all the participants who sent us their best photographs of beautiful […]

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Art Up Your Tab now available for Firefox

In April, we announced that Art Up Your Tab was available as an extension for the Chrome internet browser. Now, we’re pleased to say it’s also available for Firefox users. The plug-in displays a full-screen painting or photograph from a frequently refreshed pool of carefully selected images from Europeana for each newly opened tab or window. The […]

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crowdheritage, strike a match for education

Three projects #MadewithEuropeana go crowdfunding. Help them grow!

In collaboration with crowdfunding platform Goteo, we recently launched a match funding call that offers 10,000 EUR to support projects using digital cultural content in secondary education. Three innovative projects were selected and started their crowdfunding campaigns on Goteo.org. Their first round will run until 5 June. If the projects meet their minimum financial goal […]

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Art Up Your Tab: heritage in your browser

Art Up Your Tab with curated artworks from the inspiring collection of Europeana! Most people will see just a blank screen when they open a new tab or window in their browser. This could be much more interesting! That’s why Kennisland, Studio Parkers and Sara Kolster have developed a plug-in for the Chrome browser that shows you enticing, […]

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Art Stories FACES – a new educational game for children

A couple of months ago Europeana organized the Europeana Labs Challenge February 2016 to try to increase innovative re-use of the digital cultural heritage material available on our website. Today we’d like to present to you one of the winners of this challenge – the Italian start-up agency Art Stories and their winning product: Art […]

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Japanese artist creates original military artwork inspired by Europeana

We love to hear about how you use Europeana. What inspires you. How the treasures you find motivate you. Today, we hear from Kumiko Sakaki, a Japanese illustrator from Tokyo, who creates original artworks for books and magazines, using items she finds on Europeana Collections. “I’ve found inspiration in Europeana many times,” says Kumiko. “I […]

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Join us in supporting VanGoYourself and Europeana Beacon

We often think of cultural heritage as paintings hung on a museum wall, or an impressive building in a foreign city. But nowadays, in this digital age with initiatives like VanGoYourself and Europeana Beacon, it takes lots of exciting new forms. Both projects use digital heritage material in surprising ways and at Europeana, we are […]

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Last chance to enter round 2 of the eCreative Challenges!

On 28 August, applications close for the current Europeana Creative Open Innovation Challenges on Tourism and Social Networks. So if you have an idea for a new app that uses Europeana content relating to these themes, enter now at http://ecreativechallenges2014.istart.org/ Need a creativity boost? Look at the Tourism pilot VanGoYourself or the beautiful visualisation of bird […]

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