Europeana Collections

5 Europeana Art highlights from 2017

As the year draws to a close, we look back on the past twelve months and celebrate five significant moments for Europeana Art. In chronological order: 1. Art Nouveau season 2017 began with fireworks: a four-month season dedicated to Art Nouveau. Its centrepiece was the exhibition Art Nouveau – A Universal Style which surveyed Art Nouveau across Europe […]

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The Mauritshuis arrives in Europeana

Today we welcome the wonderful collections of the Mauritshuis into Europeana, published in high-resolution and released freely into the public domain for the first time. Portrait of a Woman from Southern Germany, 1520-25. Formerly attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger. Mauritshuis. Public Domain The Mauritshuis is famous for its unique collection of paintings by Dutch and […]

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Exploring Europeana in Czech, Irish, Slovak and Slovenian

Europeana Collections can now be navigated in 4 more languages: Czech, Irish, Slovak and Slovenian. This means that Europeana Collections can now be navigated in 27 languages – each of the 24 official languages of the EU as well as Catalan, Norwegian and Russian. To mark this, we’ve taken a look at some snapshots of collections to […]

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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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Explore more than a million fashion images on Europeana Fashion

From today on Europeana Fashion, fashions curators, academics, students and enthusiasts can discover and explore more than a million fashion images contributed by nearly 40 museums and fashion brand archives from 13 European countries. Europeana Fashion brings together an incredible wealth of content including historical clothing and accessories, contemporary designs, catwalk photographs, drawings, sketches, catalogues […]

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Galleries – a new way to explore Europeana Collections

With more than 54 millions objects to find in Europeana Collections, there’s a lot to explore. We regularly feature the stories of these objects – whether paintings, photographs, text, music or video – here on our blog and in our exhibitions. Today, we’re launching a new way to explore on Europeana Collections: galleries. Galleries present […]

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3D model of burial tomb

Exploring 3D on Europeana with Sketchfab

We’re excited to announce a new way to explore cultural heritage in 3D on Europeana Collections using Sketchfab. 3D is a growing and exciting new way to discover cultural heritage online. Europeana Collections aims to continue to innovate to provide you with direct access to cultural heritage whenever possible. With some of our cultural heritage […]

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Improving search across languages

By David Haskiya, Europeana’s Product Development Manager At Europeana.eu, we have content described in about 30-40 languages – all the languages of Europe and then some! This poses a huge challenge in developing our search function, as the user’s search keywords must match the words in an item’s description to get a ´hit´. If it […]

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It’s Here! The New & Improved Europeana

After weeks of testing, 3 surveys and countless feedback from you all – we’re now excited to announce the launch of the new and improved Europeana. One of the biggest improvements that you’ve probably heard us raving about is that the new portal is responsive, meaning it now automatically adapts to a range of different devices and […]

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Europeana Homepage: Your thoughts?

Now you’ve all had time to explore the homepage on the preview of the new Europeana portal – it’s time for us to hear what you think. We’ve created a very short survey, which will take only 3 minutes of your time. The new homepage includes a stronger focus on our curated content, with a […]

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Preview Playtime: It’s all in the query

Okay, I know we’re a little late with our ‘Highlight Wednesday’ this week; but it’s never too late to share our exciting new updates. See them all on preview.europeana.eu. One of the niftiest improvements we’ve made is to do with the automatic suggestions that pop up as you type your search query. This means it’s […]

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Preview Playtime: The Homepage

Preview Playtime: The Homepage

It’s time for us to highlight another new update featured in the preview of the new Europeana portal – go to preview.europeana.eu to see it.  One of the biggest improvements to the new portal is the homepage. We’ve made changes so that it’s easier for you to identify Europeana’s treasures and get on with exploring […]

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Preview Playtime: Europeana on your mobile

This is our first ‘Highlight Wednesday’ – each week we’ll be highlighting a new feature or aspect of the new Europeana portal. Yesterday, we launched a preview of our new portal. It’s now easier for you to access Europeana because the new portal is responsive, automatically adapting to a range of different devices and screen […]

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Preview Europeana’s New Portal

Last week, with the help of Mona Lisa and Maria Theresa, we got you guessing about the nature of the exciting announcement we promised you! A few of you tweeted and commented your predictions, and now it’s time to reveal all. So here it is: we’ve just launched a preview of our brand new portal […]

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New Portal: Europeana Needs You!

At Europeana we’ve been working to improve the design and usability of our portal. We invite you to take our end user feedback test to be one of the first to get a sneak peek of the new Europeana portal (coming very soon). The famous “Lord Kitchener Wants You” poster debuted in 1914 at the start of World […]

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Video: Europeana Portal Features

As you may have noticed, over the last couple of weeks we have been busy with the release of new features on the Europeana portal; Map Search and Display, Cite on Wikipedia, and Image Lightbox Display. For those of you who have not yet had the chance to test out these new updates, we have created […]

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