This week in history

Find out what happened on… July 11 – French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovered his first comet in 1801 July 11 – Japanese Kokichi Mikimoto obtained the first cultured pearl in 1893. July 12 or 13 – Roman general and statesman …



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 …


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 …


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 …