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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


New Feature: Image Lightbox Display

We have made an improvement to the Europeana portal with the addition of a lightbox display for images. This new feature significantly improves the experience for users when browsing images. Thanks to this update you can now view the larger version …