photography

Nostalgic Viewfinder: The Instant Camera

What is your earliest memory of photography? For most of us it is probably the instant camera. A symbol of the democratisation of photography which started in the mid 20th century and laid the foundations for digital photography today. The earliest instant camera, which consisted of a camera and portable darkroom in a single compartment, was invented in […]

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New archaeological content on Europeana

Over 800,000 records for archaeological monuments and sites are now available on Europeana. The material that ranges from rune stones and tombs to dwellings and archaeological sites is provided by the Swedish National Heritage Board through CARARE, the project that brings archaeological content to Europeana. The records on Europeana are in text format and contain […]

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Your Winner: WLM Art Nouveau Category

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Art Nouveau category in the Wiki Loves Monuments photography competition! This picture of the interior of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest by Csaba Attila Kontar is the winning photo, receiving the most votes on Flickr. The photo beat off competition from 343 finalists, all entries were impressive examples […]

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Your votes please!

We are excited to announce that voting is open for the Art Nouveau Category in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition! Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest that was organised in over 15 European countries last summer. An impressive number of pictures were uploaded, with over 169,000 entries. Europeana is an official partner and is sponsoring 1 of […]

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End of the First World War – 11 a.m. on 11.11

Today is the 93d anniversary marking the end of the First World War.  Precisely at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, it will be honoured across the globe with a two-minute silence. Commemorate this event also by checking our newest collection of private memorabilia and stories from the times […]

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Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

Another scientist in the spotlight today – Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. On 8 November 1895, during his experiment on cathode rays that passed through a glass tube, Professor of Physics in Würzburg, Germany, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen observed a green glow. He realised that the glow was generated by the rays from the tube, capable of passing […]

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Images of Latvia through time

In time for November celebrations of Latvia’s Independence Day, the unique treasures of Latvia revealed in its majestic scenery, ancient castles, beautiful parks and its people, can be now discovered on Europeana. The recently-added collection Lost Latvia from the Latvian National Library opens access to over 18,000 drawings, postcards and photographs from the 19th century […]

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Europe’s many celebrities

With the recently added collections, you can now explore over 20 million items on Europeana. One of its new collections from Kulturpool gives you a glimpse of Europe’s many renowned celebrities. Just to name a few: Greta Garbo – a Swedish actress who was named the most beautiful woman by the Guinness World Records. Annabella […]

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Europeana Remix: Making of the Film

Luisa Arndt, a young woman around whom the storyline of Europeana Remix evolves, shares her experience from the film shoot: “I was excited to take part in the project, to meet new people and to visit the different locations of the shoots, such as Oxford, Bermingham and St. Omer.” “Right from the beginning we were […]

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Yves Montand, star of French cinema

Although Yves Montand is considered one of the stars of French cinema, he was born in Monsummano Terme, Italy, on 13 October 1921. That same year his family had to flee to France to escape from the fascist regime in Italy. They settled in Marseilles, where Montand discovered his passion for stage. In 1938, he […]

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Discovery of penicillin

On September 28, 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory. This was a discovery that changed the course of history. Fleming said, “I did not invent penicillin. Nature did that. I only discovered it by accident.” Indeed, he was not the first one to use penicillin properties, but he was […]

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Einstein’s theory of relativity

Published on 27 September 1905, Einstein’s article “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” introduced the equation E= mc² and laid the foundation of modern physics. From an early age, Albert Einstein had shown great interest and talent for science and mathematics. By the age of 30, he was already recognised as one of the leading […]

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Oktoberfest begins in Munich

The most famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, has kicked off last Saturday in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest is one of the most popular events in Germany with six million people from around the world attending it every year. This year the Munich Oktoberfest marks its 201st anniversary. This is a great occasion to: try beer […]

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Wiki Loves Monuments Launch: Rules & Prizes

Wiki Loves Monuments,  the photograph competition organized by Wikimedia, has been launched!  The contest, which is on for this September, aims to produce a good amount of freely licensed pictures of European monuments which can then be re-used not only in Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone. Rules Every submission should be: Self taken and self uploaded […]

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Greetings from Hamburg

On this day in 1960, The Beatles gave their first public performance in Keiserkeller in Hamburg. Let’s see some of the places in Hamburg that fascinated the legendary four. St. Pauli This vibrant quarter of Hamburg is full of clubs, pubs and bars. It’s also the place where the night club Keiserkeller is located. Michel […]

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