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The Royal Library of Belgium and Europeana are saving forgotten WW1 family stories

Belgians urged to bring their personal stories to collection days at The Royal Library of Belgium and contribute to unique online WW1 archive Europeana 1914-18

Opening the digital door to European cultural heritage

Spanish citizens are invited to explore, learn and create with Europeana

Gothenburg picture wins Europeana's digitisation competition

The winner of Europeana´s photo competition in Sweden held over the summer is out: Kerstin Namuth and her photo from the historic area Gamla Älvsborg in Gothenburg. The idea was to get Swedes to photograph historical buildings, monuments and sculptures in their country, thus helping in their digitisation. As a result, Swedish culture would be accessible online worldwide and saved for future generations.

Europeana, the Austrian National Library and Google join forces to make Europe's cultural heritage more open

One of the world's most important historic book collections, from the Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek,, will be made freely available to the public via thanks to the library's digitisation programme and Europeana’s introduction of a new rights statement.

Digital cultural content re-imagined

A conference about creativity and digital cultural heritage in Venice on 16-17 October 2014 at the Auditorium S. Margherita Ca’ Foscari Università di Venezia

Recommendations underline role of culture and research sectors in safeguarding digital cultural heritage

All stakeholders are invited to collaborate closely at the national and European level within the research and culture ecosystem to safeguard sustainability of the European cultural digital heritage and its use for research purposes (for example in Digital Arts and Humanities) also through Europeana.

Welcome to Europeana Professional, where librarians, curators and archivists share digital expertise.

Guest post by Sejul Malde, Culture24   Photo credit: Walter Naumann , CC BY-SA   Europeana, with Culture24 from the UK and from Luxembourg, are
Guest blog by Gregory Markus, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Image by xkcd , CC BY-NC ‘Who are you wearing? Who are you wearing?’. This is a common phrase
Here’s the must-know information for some of the forthcoming Europeana partner and cultural heritage key events. Interested? Follow the links to find out more or to register.
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Who We Are

The Europeana Foundation is the operator of the Europeana service, including the search portal at and related data services such as the Europeana Application Programming Interface (API) and the Linked Open Data pilot. The Foundation is governed by an Executive Committee and Board, and employs full-time and part-time staff.

The Europeana Network is an open, expert forum comprising content holders and aggregators along with providers of technical, legal and strategic knowledge.

Our services are under constant development by content and technology projects, collectively referred to as the Europeana project group.

What We Do

  • Aggregate – We are building the open, trusted source for European cultural content
  • Facilitate – We support the cultural heritage sector through knowledge transfer, innovation and advocacy
  • Distribute – We make heritage available to people wherever they are, whenever they want it
  • Engage – We cultivate new ways for people to participate in their cultural heritage

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Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag

+31 70 3140991

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