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Revisiting photographic history: new perspectives on John Burke

Group portrait of Afghan men and boys. John Burke. Rijksmuseum, public domain The past few years have witnessed a renewed interest in vintage and vernacular photography and photographic archives in general. This increase in attention is clearly reflected within the arts. More and more photographers/artists blend their own creations with existing photographs or use vintage […]

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Stories and testimonies of Italian soldiers who fought and perished in the Great War

Following the ‘Documenting the Great War‘ blogpost, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le Informazioni Bibliografiche (ICCU) – Central Institute for the Union Catalogue (ICCU) highlights some of the memories contributed by citizens at the ‘Seminario formativo e raccolta di fotografie, lettere, ricordi della Grande guerra’ community collection day held […]

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Take our Survey to Win an Android Tablet

At Europeana we’re all ears and we want to hear what you think of the Europeana.eu website. Every two years we develop and publish an extensive survey in order for us to understand what you want to do and how you feel about using Europeana.eu to search, browse and share Europe’s cultural collections. The feedback […]

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New features for Europeana

We’re prolonging the season for giving and are pleased to present three new features on Europeana for you to make use of in 2014. ‘Can I use it?’ Items in Europeana come with a licence that specifies whether and how you can use them. Perhaps you want to include an image in your school work, […]

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Europeana celebrates 5 years and 30 million objects

This November, Europeana – Europe’s digital library, archive and museum – celebrates two significant milestones – its fifth birthday and the arrival of its 30 millionth cultural object, two years ahead of the 2015 target. Today Europeana brings together the online collections of 2,300 galleries, libraries, museums and archives from across Europe, through both its […]

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Edit Wikipedia’s 1989 pages and win a prize!

This year, Europeana launched a project called ‘Europeana 1989’, asking people to share their personal experiences of 1989. The goal is to create a digital archive of first-hand accounts of the fall of the Iron Curtain and other revolutionary events of 1989 like the Baltic Way. The Baltic Way – one of the events being […]

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‘Mervyn and Ethel Turner as “Half-and-Half”, Village Hall, Dolton, November 1972’, photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts, digitally scanned from a Beaford Archive negative.

What’s new in Europeana?

From curly clarinets to Latvian contemporary art; from First World War German trade union newspapers to lessons in cinema from France’s top female film-makers; from braille music scores to audio books of the Divine Comedy and Anna Karenina; and from fancy dress photos to Maltese archaeological excavations, our most recently updated collections have it all. […]

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Suspending disbelief with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan died on 25 July 1834. Europeana contains a great collection relating to Coleridge, from a variety of sources including institutions in the UK, Germany and Poland. Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher, a friend of poet William Wordsworth, […]

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