Midsummer Celebrations on Europeana

Our intern Lauri Poutanen from Finland writes about the Midsummer celebrations in Europe Midsummer (Swedish: Midsommar, Estonian: Jaanipäev, Finnish: Juhannus, Bulgarian: Enyovden, French: Fête de la Saint-Jean) started out as a pagan celebration related to summer solstice and fertility, but was …


Memorabilia from World War I

Hundreds of participants of all ages have contributed a great variety of personal memorabilia from World War I to the online project www.europeana1914-1918.eu. Due to the overwhelming success, four additional participation days will take place in Dresden, Erfurt, Kiel and …


More on our Kindle winners

The winners of our competition “What are your favourite items on Europeana?” that ran this March and April are: -Isabelle Kargon -Marta Manfioletti -Eva van Passel. Isabelle Kargon Isabelle Kargon worked as a dentist in France and Israel, where she …


Hack Days in Stockholm

On June 10-11, the Swedish hackathon in our Hack4Europe! series will take place in Stockholm. We organise the days together with the Swedish National Heritage Board and have found another beautiful venue: The Livrustkammaren. The Livrustkammaren (“Royal Armoury”) is a …



Virtual Exhibition Launches Next Week

Next week will see the launch of a new virtual exhibition on Europeana. We are pleased to make available an exhibition provided by the Jewish Historical Museum (JHM). What makes this virtual exhibition so exciting is that it unveils some …