Estonia

It’s your world, explore it! Europeana stories now in Google’s Field Trip app

What did you discover today? Europeana can now help you find out about cool and unique places in Poland, Estonia and Sweden through Google’s Field Trip app. Google’s Field Trip (GFT) is a mobile app developed by Google’s Niantic Labs for iPhone, Android mobile devices and Google Glass. The app recognises your location and lets […]

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Introducing the Tallinn Collector

The Tallinn Collector is a website that showcases Soviet-era tourism guides and brochures to the Estonian capital, Tallinn. It gives its readers a glimpse of what life was like in the 70’s and 80’s, and a taste of Soviet propaganda. It is a great example of how cultural objects from another era can be preserved, […]

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Map with bullet hole from the remains of Walter Flex

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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Brainstorms and broomsticks – recording how Estonians celebrated the Baltic Way

Around 100 people visited the Europeana 1989 Baltic Way collection days at the Estonian National Library in the capital city of Tallinn on 30-31 August, sharing a total of approximately 150 items. In addition to many photos and printed materials, a contributor brought in a handmade blue, black and white Estonian tricolour flag mounted on […]

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row of five people holding hands

The Baltic Way: the day holding hands changed the world

On 23 August 1989, two million people held hands to form a human chain over 600 kilometres long linking three capital cities – Tallinn in Estonia, Riga in Latvia and Vilnius in Lithuania. This peaceful political demonstration became known as ‘The Baltic Way’. The Baltic Way was a massive demonstration for freedom, commemorating the 50th […]

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Estonia: Rein Lang

Article by Rein Lang, Minister of Culture: This ethnographic drawing from the Estonian National Museum’s collection depicts a Khanty girl wearing traditional dress. Silvia Anslang’s watercolour sketch carefully highlights the colour combinations, decorative ornaments, and material nuances of the Khanty national costume that vary in different regions, signifying people’s ethnic identity. In addition to enchanting visual […]

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Culture Capitals

Our intern Lauri Pouta­nen from Fin­land writes about culture capitals The vast dimensions of European culture cannot be captured with a quick glance. In fact the European Union (formerly the European Community) has since 1985 dedicated a calendar year to a European city or cities to promote Europe’s immense cultural assets. Previous European Capitals of Culture […]

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