photography

WW1: A Day at the Hospital

After the First World War started, the flow of casualties soon overwhelmed the existing medical facilities. Large numbers of public and private buildings (often large houses) were turned over for use as small hospitals, most of which operated as annexes to nearby larger hospitals. Some hospitals were developed as, or became specialist units. Categories of […]

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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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Say Cheese: facial expressions captured by Duchenne

The pictures below aren’t just photos of people pulling funny faces, they are the result of an experiment by one of the Fathers of Neuroscience: Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne. Influenced by the fashionable beliefs of physiognomy in the 19th century, Duchenne wanted to determine how the muscles in the human face produce facial expressions. He believed a person’s […]

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Painting the Eiffel Tower

Everywhere needs a bit of a spruce up now and then. At home, that means getting the vacuum out or going outside with a tin of paint and a ladder. Imagine the task though, if the building you’re trying to give a face-lift is the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The pictures below are all public […]

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Degas – the Impressionist who disliked Impressionism

Best known for his depictions of dancers, Degas was one of the founders of the Impressionism movement. He began painting from a young age and had turned a room in his house into a studio by the age of 18. He met and revered fellow artist  Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, who gave him this advice:  […]

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Coming soon: Europeana Open Culture 2.0 for iPad and Android

Blog by Milena Popova, Europeana Senior Marketing Specialist. The next major release of the Europeana Open Culture app will be available in early October. The updated version – available for both iPad and Android tablets – is more user-friendly, with brand-new content and more language choices, as well as better sharing and new download options. […]

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International Winners of Wiki Loves Public Art 2013

Over the past few months, we’ve been charting the progress of the Wiki Loves Public Art photo competition. Now we can announce the winners! The contest took place in Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain and Sweden. All in all, more than 9,250 images were uploaded by 225 entrants, of which 57 percent were first time contributors […]

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Wiki Loves Public Art – check out the entries!

The first Wiki Loves Public Art photo contest has now closed to entrants. We are pleased to say that it succeeded beyond expectations as there were a total of 9,250 photos submitted by 224 contestants in Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain and Sweden. These photos of over 2,155 different artworks are now available on Wikimedia Commons […]

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Cameras at the ready for Wiki competition!

Get your cameras at the ready for a brand-new photography competition! If you live in or are visiting Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain or Sweden this month, take a snap of a piece of public art there and you could win yourself 500 euros in travel certificates. The Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) photography contest launched  […]

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2012: Words From The Winner

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012: Words From The Winner

For the last two years, Europeana has sponsored a category in Wiki Loves Monuments – last year it was Art Nouveau architecture, this year it’s GLAM monuments. ‘GLAM’ is short for ‘Galleries, Libraries, Museums and Archives’, so pictures of the buildings and environments related to these kinds of heritage organisations. The competition has now come to an […]

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Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

This year’s Wiki Loves Monuments  competition is almost at an end. With more than 350,000 submissions from more then 15,000 people in 33 countries it has been a huge success. The winners of the international photo competition will be announced in early December, but before that you can still vote for the best photo in […]

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T is for Teacher: World Teachers’ Day

Today, 5 October, is World Teachers’ Day. The day, created by UNESCO in 1994, aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. There are approximately 60 million teachers and 12.5 billion people in education worldwide (according to UNESCO figures). That’s a […]

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Avant-garde Pioneer: Man Ray

Emmanuel Radnitzky was born on this day in 1890. The son of Russian immigrants to the USA, his family soon moved from Philadelphia to Brooklyn, New York. In 1912 Emmanuel, Manny for short, followed his brother’s lead in changing the family-name to Ray. Manny also changed his first name to Man and combined the two […]

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Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Today is the United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Indigenous populations are those who are native to a particular place, who practise ‘unique traditions’ and ‘retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.’ (UN) There are around 370 million […]

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Beatles Day: The Fab Four on Europeana

10th July is Beatles Day, a celebration of the Beatles‘ triumphant return to Liverpool from their 1964 US tour, just in time for the premiere of their film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at the Odeon Cinema. This day is considered one of the landmarks in their long and winding road to fame. Since 2008, its […]

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The Science of Movement: Eadweard Muybridge

British photographer Eadweard Muybridge was born on April 9th 1830 in Kingston upon Thames, later emigrating the United States in the 1850s. Muybridge is renowned for his ground-breaking work in animal locomotion, proving a horse does in fact fly when galloping. He was one of the first photographers to use multiple cameras to capture motion, then […]

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