Month: December 2015

League of angels

Do you believe in angels? If you don’t believe in them, you’ll certainly have heard of them. But what do they do for us humans? Abraham with the three Angels by Francesco Zugno, 1750-1780. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain  Angel means ‘messenger’, and this is what they do: bring messages to people telling them something they are not aware of. It […]

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2015: Top 20 searches on Europeana

2015’s nearly over, but before we say farewell, let’s look at what you’ve been searching for this year in Europeana’s collections. Since January, millions of searches have been typed into Europeana, and from all over the world. There are over 45 million artworks, objects, books, sounds and videos in Europeana, each from one of over […]

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Warm up with some winter sports

It’s winter again – it’s cold outside, and the skies have turned dark and gray. Most mornings, you won’t even want to leave your cosy bed. That all changes, however, when you’re heading out to enjoy some winter sports. Here, we look at some old photographs of people ice skating, skiing and sledding – we hope they’ll […]

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Discover rare photos of Edvard Munch

For art lovers across Europe, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is one of modern art’s greatest painters. He is best known for his work “The Scream”, which is one of the most recognizable works of art worldwide. Munch was born on December 12, 1863, in Löten, Norway, as the second of five children. During his childhood, he […]

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The knight’s code

Even today, we talk about chivalry when a man is respectful, generous and above all helpful. These values go back to the Middle Ages when the history of chivalry began. We owe knights for this specific code of honour. Bravery, loyalty, protection of the weak and the worship of women – all were major moral […]

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