2014: Top 20 Searches on Europeana

So this year is almost over and now we’re ready to ask – what were you all looking for on Europeana this year? Millions of you from the four the corners of the globe visited Europeana.eu in 2014 to search, browse and share over 36 million historical records from over 2,300 of Europe’s memory institutions… but what were the trends of 2014 and what were you all looking for?

We’ve compiled a list of the 20 most popular search queries. Below some hints of what the searches were related to. Scroll down for the full list!

#1 Vincent van Gogh | Self portrait in 1887. Rijksmuseum, public domain

There were over 2,1 million unique searches performed on Europeana.eu in 2014. Below the full list of the 20 most popular search queries:

1. Vincent van Gogh (new entry)
2. Mucha (new entry)
3. Hieronymus Bosch (new entry)
4. Edvard Munch (new entry)
5. Photography (new entry)
6. Београд (Belgrade) (new entry)
7. Rembrandt (new entry)
8. Mode Longchamp (new entry)
9. Picasso (#11 in 2013)
10. Map (new entry)
11. Park (new entry)
12. Paris (#9 in 2013)
13. Mona Lisa (#16 in 2013)
14. 1868 boltz (new entry)
15. Spain (#12 in 2013)
16. Druck (new entry)
17. Édouard Charton (new entry)
18. Tretyakov Gallery (new entry)
19. Volendam (new entry)
20. Japan (#4 in 2013)

4 thoughts on “2014: Top 20 Searches on Europeana

  1. What a fascinating list! One the one hand, great to see ‘high’ culture getting so much popular interest, on the other, there’s a very strong (almost total) fine art bias here. I’m really interested to see whether the new ‘channels’ will broaden this out to other communities of interest.

    I’m also fascinated by the ‘long-tail’ searches…are there any plans to release a dataset of the less-frequent searches too?

    Thanks for sharing! Nick

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