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Masters of the High Renaissance

Separated by 2,000 kilometres and nearly 250 years, but united by a common birthday (today – 16 July) and a passion for a particular style of painting, today’s blog looks at artists Andrea del Sarto and Joshua Reynolds. Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) was a figure in the High Renaissance art movement.  He was around at […]

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New content: over 2 million items added

Last week, we updated the Europeana portal with over two million more items! Europeana gathers content from over 2,200 providers (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and audiovisual collections), via a range of aggregation initiatives and projects. Some bring together content on a regional or national level, others collect content on a particular theme (such as Jewish […]

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Schubert, almond blossom and Bloody Sunday

You might think that there can’t be anything that links Schubert to almond blossom and Bloody Sunday – the day 13 Irish demonstrators were shot dead in Derry. But there is. The thread that holds them all together is today’s date – 31 January. Another link is that you can discover more about all three […]

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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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Europeana on your mobile: What do you think?

Europeana on your mobile: What do you think?

It’s Feedback Friday! Now you’ve all had a few days to play with 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. We want to know why and how you use your mobile or tablet […]

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All for one and one for all!

210 years ago this week (on July 24th 1802 to be exact), Alexandre Dumas, the writer of classic adventure novels The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers was born. Dumas was the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave, and was born into poverty. Les Mousquetaires, drame d’Alexandre Dumas et Auguste […]

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Dear Diary… Is there still a place for you?

Image by incurable_hippie, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License. Today, 6th July, marks the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank’s family going into hiding in their Secret Annex at 263 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam. 13-year-old Anne had been writing her now-famous diary for less than a month. Her work, which has sold over 31 million […]

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United Kingdom: Ed Vaizey / Fiona Hyslop

Arti­cle by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in the UK Government, and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs in the Scottish Government: We are delighted to choose this picture of John Logie Baird as our key Europeana image. Television – vision from afar – was one of the greatest inventions […]

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