Selected Collections

To help you getting started with your applications, we've picked a few collections that are easy to re-use and have links to some high-quality digital files. While these are a good starting place, we encourage you to browse around the Europeana search portal to see what else strikes your fancy!

– Collections that fit the natural history education theme
– Collections that fit the history education theme

 

Natural History Education

Butterflies, moths, plants and mushrooms from the University of Tartu. More than 18,000 butterflies and moths, more than 5,000 plants and more than 2,000 mushrooms from the Natural History Museum at the University of Tartu. In English with Latin species names. Data provided by University of Tartu, Natural History Museum. Licensed under CC BY-SA. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Butterflies, moths, plants and mushrooms from the University of Tartu

 

Flowers and trees from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. More than 3,000 flowers and trees from the collections of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. In English with Latin species names. Data provided by The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Licensed under CC BY-SA. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Flowers and Trees from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh

 

Natural history art from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (Netherlands). More than 75 paintings and drawings of flowers and animals from the collections of the Rijksmuseum. In Dutch. Data provided by Rijksmuseum. In the public domain. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Natural History Art from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

 

Beetles from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. More than 4,000 photographs of beetles from the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. In English with Latin species names. Data provided by Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Licensed under CC BY-SA. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Beetles from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

 

Minerals and rocks from the Museum of Natural History in Berlin. More than 1,000 photographs of minerals and rocks from the mineralogical collections of the Museum of Natural History Berlin. In English with scientific names of minerals and rocks. Data provided by Museum of Natural History Berlin. Licensed under CC BY-SA. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Minerals and rocks from the Museum of Natural History in Berlin

 

Bryozoa from the National Museum, Prague. More than 500 photographs of Bryozoans from the palaeontological collections of the National Museum, Prague. In English with latin species names. Data provided by National Museum, Prague. Licensed under CC BY. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Bryozoa from the National Museum Prague

 

 

History Education

Postcards from Europeana 1914–1918. More than 7,000 postcards telling the story of the First World War. Data provided by  Europeana 1914–1918. Licensed under CC BY-SA. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Postcards from Europeana 1914 - 1918

 

WWI collection of the Berlin State Library. A collection of more than 6,000 documents and images. In German. Data provided by Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. In the public domain. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the  Search API.

WW1 collection of the Berlin State Library

 

Napoleon on artwork, drawings and documents from the Amsterdam Museum. A beautiful collection of about 70 items related to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1829). Data provided by Amsterdam Museum. Licensed under CC BY. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the  Search API.

Napoleon on artwork, drawings and documents from the Amsterdam Museum

 

Maps and drawings from the Catálogo Colectivo de la Red de Bibliotecas de los Archivos Estatales. More than 7,000 maps, city plans and architectural drawings/plans from the Catálogo Colectivo de la Red de Bibliotecas de los Archivos Estatales. The collection is a union catalog of state archives and libraries in Spain. Spanish language. Data provided by Catálogo Colectivo de la Red de Bibliotecas de los Archivos Estatales. In the public domain. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the Search API.

Maps and Drawings from the Catálogo Colectivo De La Red De Bibliotecas De Los Archivos Estatales

 

Battles on artwork and drawings from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. A collection of thousand drawings, prints and artworks of battles across Europe through the centuries. In Dutch. Data provided by  Rijksmuseum. In the public domain. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal and using the  Search API.

Battles on artwork and drawings from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands

 

Paintings from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. A collection of more than 3,000 artworks with an historic context. In Dutch. Data provided by Rijksmuseum. In the public domain. Explore the collection in the Europeana portal  and using the Search API.

Paintings from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands