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 …





Roadshow in Stuttgart

We just had our fourth roadshow in Stuttgart. Fabulous material and stories brought to the event will be soon available on the project website www.europeana1914-1918.eu.





Two days hacking on a spaceship

At the beginning of April we held the first in the series of hackathons to showcase what cool projects can be done with Europeana collections. Hackathons are informal workshops bringing together software developers to experiment and build sketches, prototypes, even …





Scheveningen Beach

Last weekend was the first warm day here in Den Haag.   Saturday the temperature rose to 22 degrees (exceptional for the 2nd of April) and the beaches of Scheveningen filled up with people during the afternoon.  Scheveningen was not …