Europeana Collection Days

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Europe at Work: explore industrial heritage and share your story of working life

The working world we inhabit today is rich and varied, and tells the story of technological and societal changes over time. Starting today, Europeana’s new season, ‘Europe at Work’, brings stories of our personal working lives together with archive material on industrial and labour-related heritage.

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A Europeana Migration Collection Day – how does it work?

Our collection day events are a great opportunity to share your migration story. Sharing your story, or the story of your family or community, means it is recorded for posterity and preserved along with the collections of museums, galleries, libraries and archives from across Europe. This helps us to tell a really big story – the […]

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Mementos of a lost homeland

When we asked people to share their stories and symbolic objects of migration, the responses submitted could be largely separated into two categories: those who emigrated by choice, and those who did not. Refugees. Cyprián Majerník, Slovak National Gallery, Public Domain Heartbreaking stories of asylum seeking throughout history have been showcased from those who were […]

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Share your migration story with Europeana Migration

We all have objects and tales that tell stories of where we’ve come from and what’s shaped our lives. For many of us, that involves our family’s stories of migration and immigration. A family with 10 children are going to emigrate, Jacq Stevens, 1955, Gooi en Vecht Historisch, Netherlands, CC BY-SA Sharing your own personal […]

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Europeana 1914-1918 thematic collection launches

Europeana 1914-1918 officially re-launches as a Europeana thematic collection today with personal stories, films and historical material about World War I from across Europe Since 2011, Europeana 1914-1918 has built up a dedicated community through working with partners all over Europe. From Nicosia to Dublin and from Lisbon to Riga thousands of people brought their […]

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Freedom Express: Final Leg – Germany

The Freedom Express ended its historic journey in Germany over the weekend, concluding an intensive study trip for a group of 20 young Europeans. The participants travelled through six countries in Eastern and Central Europe to discover traces of the different revolutions that swept across the region in 1989. In Germany, the participants set out to explore […]

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Documenting the Great War: behind the scenes at a ’14-’18 community collection day

On Europeana1914-1918 you can find thousands of stories and digitied photos, diaries and objects from the time of the Great War. These stories are gathered during the so-called community collection days, which are organised throughout Europe. During these days, citizens are invited to have their stories written down and objects digitised by professional archivists. This […]

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New Virtual Exhibition: Untold Stories of WW1

In the latest Europeana Virtual Exhibition we showcase some of the most extraordinary and untold real-life stories from the First World War.  We traveled around Europe and collected personal stories and items that people contributed through the Europeana 1914-1918 project in Germany, UK, Ireland , Slovenia, Luxembourg, and Denmark. Renowned historian and WW1 author Peter […]

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Heartfelt Account at WW1 Roadshow in Preston

The Europeana 1914-1918 WW1 family history roadshow rolls into Dublin tomorrow, following on from two successful collection days in Luxembourg and Preston. More than 200 people poured into the Museum of Lancashire in Preston on March 10th to have their loved-one’s precious items digitised for the Europeana 1914-1918 virtual archive. One of those attending at Preston […]

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Success at Collection Day in Luxembourg

Yesterday we kicked-off our pan European World War 1 family history roadshow at the National Library of Luxembourg. We invited members of the general public to share their stories, photographs, postcards, letters or other items from the time of the First World War. During the roadshow, historians and experts were available to talk about the significance […]

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