Ministers on Europeana

Sweden: Joakim Stymne

Arti­cle by Joakim Stymne, State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture: This is a view of the Old Town in Stockholm, taken one winter day in 1900 by Swedish physician Carl Curman. I have chosen this image to represent the Swedish content in Europeana because it shows how user interest and demand can, and should, control prioritisation […]

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Malta: Mario de Marco

Arti­cle by Mario de Marco, Minister for Tourism, Environment and Culture: Les Gavroches is undeniably one of Antonio Sciortino’s most famous sculptures. It was originally located in the iconic Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta from where one can enjoy spectacular views of Malta’s Grand Harbour. The statue was placed there in 1907 shortly after its acquisition […]

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Austria: Claudia Schmied

Article by Federal Minister Dr. Claudia Schmied: As a symbol of all the items that are being entered by Austria into Europeana, I would like to present the painting from the collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna that raised the number of items in Europeana to 20 million: Caravaggio’s painting “David with the Head […]

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Czech Republic: Alena Hanáková

Arti­cle by Alena Hanáková, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic: Velislav’s Bible (Velislai biblia picta): Czech “comics” from the mid 14th Century If there is a media that suits the current time best then it is neither a book nor photograph or fine art, perhaps not a film either – but it is most likely […]

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