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 …





Most viewed objects in April

Take a look at what other visitors found interesting on Europeana in April. Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is still leading the ranks, but the current top 10 covers a range of themes, from archaeology and construction to math …





Royal Wedding

Today millions of people across the globe are watching the wedding of Prince William and Kate (Catherine) Middleton. More than any other Royal Family, the life of the Windsors is always in the public eye. Take a look at these videos on …





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 …





Easter message from 1916

“Mein Glück, mein ganzes Glück, Ostern werde ich noch fern sein, aber das zweite Frühlingsfest – Pfingsten – wird nicht kommen ohne dass wir uns wieder nahe gewesen sind.” 20/IV 1916 “My happiness, all my happiness, Easter I will still …





Most viewed objects in March

Jan Molendijk, our Technical & Operations director, likes to blog about interesting things he finds on Europeana.  Another thing he does is analysing the usage of our portal: where do visitors come from, what pages do they visit, what kind of objects do …