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GIF IT UP 2015

GIF IT UP is a challenge aiming to find the best GIFs created from copyright-free heritage material. The competition organised by DPLA and DigitalNZ aims to encourage all GIF-makers, creatives, history nuts, and animators to reuse and mix the openly licensed material. Following on from GIF IT UP’s inaugural year in 2014, the competition returns this year, seeking innovative and endlessly looping […]

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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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Once upon a time in Europeana… Finding fairytales in our collections

How old were you before a cracked mirror no longer filled you with dread? And a forest no longer conjured up thoughts of witches and wolves? Even if we haven’t read them for many years, fairytales enter our psyche in a very special way. Tomorrow, it will be 312 years since the death of Charles […]

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A big idea: how the European Union was set in motion in 1950

To those of us who live here, the European Union is something that we argue about – who’s in, who’s out, who’s in charge – but ultimately, I think, something we take for granted as a way of organising and maximising trade and quality of life in this part of the world. Certainly for anyone […]

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It’s your world, explore it! Europeana stories now in Google’s Field Trip app

What did you discover today? Europeana can now help you find out about cool and unique places in Poland, Estonia and Sweden through Google’s Field Trip app. Google’s Field Trip (GFT) is a mobile app developed by Google’s Niantic Labs for iPhone, Android mobile devices and Google Glass. The app recognises your location and lets […]

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Exploring Ireland, the Emerald Isle

Every year, on 17 March, Irish communities around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or the feast of Saint Patrick. As St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, the day is both a cultural and religious celebration, and an important day in the Irish cultural calendar. To celebrate, we’ve explored the history of the holiday and […]

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The Wonder Women of Europeana: Happy International Women’s Day 2015

With International Women’s Day 2015 approaching, we’ve decided to take a look at the history of women’s rights in Europe. The rights both sexes in Europe enjoy today are the product of some hard fought battles. Europeana stores objects and images relating to a number of important activism campaigns, each of which has made important contributions to […]

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Retronaut to feature unique Europeana photos on Mashable

This year you can explore the historical photo collections made available via Europeana and Retronaut on Mashable! From interesting photographs to the downright bizarre, we highlight them all. Retronaut represents a past you might not believe. By creating ‘time-capsules’ they take your map of time and tear tiny holes in it. To give you a taste of what we are […]

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