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 …


Virtual exhibitions

Last year we created our first virtual exhibition on Art Nouveau, a new feature for Europeana to promote some of its best content in a European context. The exhibition was built using Omeka. This year, we are re-using this concept …


Memorabilia from the First World War

Photographs, postcards, letters, diaries, medals and sacred stories.  This is what people brought to our first roadshow in Frankfurt am Main yesterday, March 31. Dr. Bodo Böettcher, for example, brought a small diary that captured his father’s experience of the …


Van Gogh’s 158th birthday

Today is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh (and Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton and Celine Dion). Materials in Europeana on Van Gogh include paintings, letters and drawings, including his self portrait, the “potato eaters” and this painting of a seascape …


Erster Weltkrieg

During World War One, two soldiers became friends. One was German, the other English. This film – ‘Otto & Bernard’ – tells their story. It also features the modern quest of a young German student, trying to discover if she …


Welcome to the Europeana blog

Welcome to the Europeana blog! On this blog you will find short updates on Europeana content, special events and things we are working on. Click the above to watch Europeana’s introduction video, or click Blog Home to read more on …