exhibitions

Announcing our latest online exhibition Visions of War

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Europeana 1914-1918 exhibition: Visions of War. Using archive material from Europeana 1914-1918 and artworks held in museum collections, Visions of War examines how serving soldiers and official war artists depicted conflict on the Western Front. The exhibition features personal artefacts and stories which people have contributed […]

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5 Europeana Art highlights from 2017

As the year draws to a close, we look back on the past twelve months and celebrate five significant moments for Europeana Art. In chronological order: 1. Art Nouveau season 2017 began with fireworks: a four-month season dedicated to Art Nouveau. Its centrepiece was the exhibition Art Nouveau – A Universal Style which surveyed Art Nouveau across Europe […]

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Music and Mechanics – the exhibition goes live!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new exhibition, ‘Music and Mechanics’ on Europeana. This has been a fantastic opportunity, not just to look for the different types of musica automata that exist on Europeana, but also to think about the relationships between manually operated or acoustic instruments and the mechanical instruments. Of course, […]

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Winners of Picture This! Competition

In the beginning of July, we have invited you to show us how the places featured on the vintage postcards from our Picture This! exhibition look nowadays. You flooded us with amazing photos throughout the summer! We have received over 400 entries – huge thanks to all the participants who sent us their best photographs of beautiful […]

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Welcome to Art Nouveau season on Europeana Art

Today we are happy to announce the launch of Art Nouveau season on Europeana Art, running from now until the end of May. During the season we’ll explore the depth and diversity of this influential art movement and enjoy beautiful Art Nouveau jewellery, posters and much more. Rushes, 1896 (detail). Eugène Grasset. Schola Graphidis Art Collection. CC […]

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Get set, #Europeana280 – join us as we celebrate Europe’s art history the digital way

Today, we’re excited to kickstart Europeana 280, our cross-border campaign to get Europe excited about its shared art heritage and celebrate our new site, Europeana Art. We’re launching our unfolding virtual exhibition, Faces of Europe, bringing together magnificent artworks from all 29 countries taking part in the campaign. The introductory part published today gives a […]

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New online exhibition: The Men on the Memorial

During the First World War men and boys from more than 16,000 parishes in England and Wales joinedt the Army. Of all these villages there were only 53 so called “Thankful Villages” – places to which everyone returned alive. The village of Skelsmergh (Cumbria, England, UK) was sadly not one: 25 men with links links to […]

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Have a piece of cake!

Together with Europeana Food and Drink we are happy to present our newest, and probably tastiest, virtual exhibition: Cake? Cake! We’ll take you on a journey through the history of cake in Europe and explore the different stories and customs connected to it. Curated by Centre for Agrarian History and Royal Museums of Art and History, the exhibition […]

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Recording and playing machines through time: a virtual exhibition

Today another guest post by Emilie Vaisman from National Library of France about the latest virtual exhibition created in cooperation with Europeana.  The text first appeared on Europeana Sounds blog on August 31, 2015.  Visit a museum from home and travel back in time to explore a rich history of technical innovations and discover their social and cultural […]

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Do you Love Art Nouveau?

Art Nouveau digitisation campaign launches on Valentine’s Day Do you Love Art Nouveau? Will you be in the UK over the next week? If so, you will love a new campaign brought to you by the Collections Trust and being launched, appropriately, on Valentine’s Day. Love Art Nouveau is a crowd-sourced campaign to encourage people […]

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New Virtual Exhibition: European Sport Heritage

In the latest Europeana Virtual Exhibition we showcase some of the greatest sporting events of Europe, such as the Olympics, Paralympics and the UEFA Champions Cup, as well as lesser-known ancient sports like the extraordinary Gladiator and Naumachia Games and the traditional Scottish Highland Games. The virtual exhibition is available in English, French, German and Spanish.   […]

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Anthology of travel literature and texts on the Orient

Read Like Royalty: Precious Manuscript Exhibition

Originally the prized possessions of royalty, 34 of the most significant illuminated manuscripts from the libraries of Carolingian Emperors, French King Charles V and the Aragonese Kings of Naples are now available in stunning detail online. This new virtual exhibition is called Manuscripts and Princes in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. ‘Anthology of travel literature and […]

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New Virtual Exhibition: Untold Stories of WW1

In the latest Europeana Virtual Exhibition we showcase some of the most extraordinary and untold real-life stories from the First World War.  We traveled around Europe and collected personal stories and items that people contributed through the Europeana 1914-1918 project in Germany, UK, Ireland , Slovenia, Luxembourg, and Denmark. Renowned historian and WW1 author Peter […]

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Untold Stories from World War One

New Virtual Exhibition online soon! Next week we are launching our latest virtual exhibition; Untold stories: Photos, letters and memorabilia of the First World War. This exhibition has a wonderful selection of images, diaries and audio interviews. Want a sneak preview? Below we have made small selection of what you can expect from the exhibition. […]

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Winner Update & Virtual Exhibition in Russian

Photo: Csaba Attila Kontar, winner in the Art Nouveau category of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest – with his prizes from Europeana . You can view the winning image in the Wiki Loves Art Nouveau virtual exhibition. Wiki Loves Art Nouveau launched in December of last year as our first crowd-sourced virtual exhibition, featuring 50 […]

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“Wiki Loves Art Nouveau” Virtual Exhibition

We are excited to announce the launch of our first ever virtual exhibition based on user-generated content. “Wiki Loves Art Nouveau” is an online exhibition made up of 50 images taken by members of Wikimedia Commons, representing some of Europe’s best examples of Art Nouveau architecture. With over 165,000 entries in the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest, the special […]

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