‘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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …



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 …