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The Watersnoodramp: the Dutch battle against water in moving image

It is 66 years ago to the day that the Netherlands was hit by a big natural disaster, the North Sea flood (“Watersnoodramp”). In the early morning of 1st February 1953, the dykes broke through due to a heavy storm and high tide and water flooded large parts of the South-West provinces. Over 1800 people […]

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Small-screen smiles for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

It’s UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage today, a day to highlight the importance of preserving both sound and video heritage material. So, here are three picks from our biggest audiovisual partner, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, that exemplify just that, and what’s more, will hopefully bring a smile to your face. Camping at […]

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A Pioneer of Cinematic War Reporting: Dyordye Dyoka Bogdanović

When the Second Balkan War broke out 100 years ago in 1913, an ambitious entrepreneur from Serbia made a remarkable decision: Dyordye Dyoka Bogdanović sent two camera operators out to the theatres of war. Driven by strong patriotism, he first and foremost wanted to honour the Serbian armed forces by capturing their fighting using moving […]

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World Television Day

World Television Day

Today, 21 November, is United Nations World Television Day. It might seem odd to dedicate an entire day to television, but when you consider that the average European spends the equivalent of two working days a week watching it, maybe it’s not so surprising. Check out the news video above of Italian Francesc Arellano who […]

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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 a Haitian slave, and was born into poverty. Les Mousquetaires, drame d’Alexandre Dumas et Auguste […]

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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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Video: Europeana Portal Features

As you may have noticed, over the last couple of weeks we have been busy with the release of new features on the Europeana portal; Map Search and Display, Cite on Wikipedia, and Image Lightbox Display. For those of you who have not yet had the chance to test out these new updates, we have created […]

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Jules Verne, the master of science fiction

Today we are celebrating the 184th birthday of Jules Verne, one of the founding fathers of science fiction and the second most translated author in the world after Agatha Christie. Born in the harbour city of Nantes, France, the young Jules Verne spent a great amount of time watching the ships navigate the Loire River. […]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

One of the most popular classical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg on 27 January 1756. From an early age, Mozart showed great interest and extraordinary talent in music. Already at five, he started composing his first pieces, and impressed European royalty with his masterful keyboard play. His father, Leopold, a musician and […]

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Video: Europeana 2011 Highlights

As we settle into 2012 and look ahead to the coming year, we would like you to take a moment and look back at 2011 with our short annual highlights video. 2011 was a busy year for Europeana filled with many new and exciting achievements, unfortunately it is impossible to include them all in this […]

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Italian Composer Vincenzo Bellini

“I hope to stamp my name on this epoch.” Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) And he certainly did! Not only in the 19th century, when Vincenzo Bellini became one of the greatest Italian composers, but also in the 20th century, when his music gained life again through the voices of the incredible sopranos Rosa Ponselle and Maria […]

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Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear and Learn

EUscreen, the project that will make Europe’s television heritage available on Europeana, has recently launched its portal. This was timed for the 5th anniversary of the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage celebrated yesterday, 27 October. With the rapid ageing of films, sound recordings and television material, these invaluable resources are frequently lost due to neglect, deterioration […]

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Pablo Picasso

Celebrating Pablo Picasso’s 130th birthday, we’ll take a look at the masterpieces from different periods in his work. Strongly adhering to his own principle that “to copy oneself is pathetic”, Picasso constantly experimented with styles, creating about 50,000 works that differed not only in style, but also type, technique and use of palette. If you […]

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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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German Unity Day

Today, Germany celebrates its Unity Day commemorating the day when East Germany and West Germany formally became a single republic. “Suddenly we had the opportunity not only to go to West Berlin or West Germany, to travel abroad, but above all, to state our opinion”, said the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who is originally from […]

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Our first interactive video launched today

Today we launched our first interactive video – Europeana Remix.  Based on a short film that was produced as a result of a crowdsourcing project “The First World War in everyday documents“, the video now turns into a new enriching experience. Empowered with latest video technology and resources from Europeana and the web, the interactive […]

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