Ian Curtis of Joy Division

Today is the 31st anniversary of the untimely death of Ian Curtis, lead singer of English rock band, Joy Division. Joy Division’s roots started from Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook’s attendance of a Sex Pistols show in 1976. The following …





And the Kindle winners are…

In the last two months we ran a competition “What are your favourite items on Europeana?”.  To have a chance of winning 1 of 3 Kindles,  we asked you to submit links to the items you like the most on …





Jewish Museum London Visit

In the coming months, Europeana will launch a few new virtual exhibitions. Among the first to be released are the exhibitions produced in partnership with Judaica Europeana,  a project that highlights content documenting the Jewish presence and heritage in the …





Happy Birthday, Salvador Dali!

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad”, said Salvador Dali. On this day over a century ago, one of the most renowned surrealist painters, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto …





Hack4Europe!

What are the benefits of making cultural heritage data open and reusable? How can it support the development of new content markets, generate new jobs and enrich people’s life? Europeana and its partners Collections Trust, Museu Picasso, Poznan Supercomputing and …





Delousing chit from the World War I

This amusing item was uncovered at the digitisation roadshow in Berlin last month. Looking rather like a cartoon bank note the delousing chit informed the bearer that he was now clean and free of the vermin of the trenches. Most likely …