Press Release - The Hague, 29 January 2015
Fast moving technological developments have revolutionised how we access our rich past. Today our cultural heritage presents developers and data modellers with constant challenges - including demands for high resolution content, rights cleared material for creative re-use and immediate access to audio and film. The answer to these and future challenges of storing and exposing our digital cultural heritage in cost effective and innovative ways will be shared by leading technical experts, developers and researchers in Paris at the 2nd EuropeanaTech Conference at the National Library of France On 12-13 February 2015.
Press Release - Belgrade, 13 November 2014
Citizens of Serbia urged to contribute to the unique online WW1 archive Europeana 1914-18
Press Release - Brussels, 17 October 2014
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
Press Release - Madrid, Spain, 15 October 2014
Spanish citizens are invited to explore, learn and create with Europeana
Press Release - Umeå, Sweden, 15 October 2014
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.
Press Release - 08 October 2014
One of the world's most important historic book collections, from the Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, www.onb.ac.at), will be made freely available to the public via Europeana.eu. thanks to the library's digitisation programme and Europeana’s introduction of a new rights statement.
Press Release - Venice, Italy, 03 October 2014
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
Press Release - 29 September 2014
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.
Press Release - Lisbon, Portugal, 25 September 2014
Portuguese urged to visit the Parliament on 17-18-19 October and contribute to unique online WW1 archive Europeana 1914-18
Press Release - Zagreb, Croatia, 17 September 2014
Croatian citizens encouraged to bring their personal stories to collection days in five different cities and contribute to unique online archive Europeana 1914-1918
Press Release - Yorkshire, England, 22 July 2014
Do you have a box hidden deep in the attic or under the bed that holds your great grandfather's diaries from 1914-1918? His army medals? Or a photo with a special story behind it? If so, it could be part of a unique European WW1 project, shared worldwide to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the war.
Press Release - Vienna, Austria, 22 July 2014
This year sees the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. To mark this event, the crowdsourcing project Europeana 1914-1918 is collecting private memorabilia throughout Europe and making it all available in a public digital archive. Now the project is coming to Austria.
Press Release - Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 08 July 2014
The Deutsches Filminstitut, coordinator of the European film digitisation project about the First World War, EFG1914, and its European partners welcome the appreciation of their work by the United Nations
Press Release - Athens, Greece, 16 June 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. And today Greece launches its participation in Europeana 1914-1918, a unique online European WW1 project to collect, digitise and share worldwide personal and family memorabilia and stories of the conflict.
Press Release - Brussels, Belgium, 11 June 2014
Press Release - The Hague, 15 May 2014
Tired of just looking at paintings? Now it's time to get inside them!
Press Release - Budapest, 14 May 2014
The 25th anniversary of the revolutionary events that significantly reshaped the image of Europe will be observed this year. All Hungarians are invited to share their experiences, stories, photographs and memorabilia of the fall of the Iron Curtain and contribute to project ‘Europeana 1989'.
Press Release - Berlin, Germany, 14 May 2014
Europeana 1989 project launched in Germany
Press Release - Florence, 31 March 2014
In collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Europeana Fashion is hosting its second international conference - Made in Italy: re-use of fashion heritage and new digital perspectives - on 9 April 2014 in London.
Press Release - The Hague, 12 March 2014
Press Release - The Hague, 06 March 2014
A kick-off event for stakeholders and press at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek on March 12, 2014 will announce upcoming Europeana family history roadshows for the public and see the start of First World World commemoration activity in the Netherlands
Press Release - Helsinki, Finland, 28 February 2014
Press Release - Helsinki, Finland, 17 February 2014
Europeana, the platform for European digital culture, invites the Finns to explore the culture of the new internet age and make use of open access European cultural heritage.
Press Release - Florence, Italy, 04 February 2014
What do Chanel’s interlocking Cs, Louboutin’s red sole and David Bowie’s stage costumes have in common? The answer is they are all protected by intellectual property rights (IPR).
Press Release - Berlin, Germany, 28 January 2014
The Deputy Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Günter Winands, today launched Europeana 1914-1918, an online resource that opens up hidden stories of the First World War and shows the tragedy that shaped Europe from different sides of the conflict.
Press Release - The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 January 2014
Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, has launched the second version of its free app.
Press Release - The Hague, The Netherlands, 25 November 2013
This November, Europeana - Europe's digital library, archive and museum - celebrates two significant milestones - its fifth birthday and the arrival of its 30 millionth cultural object, two years ahead of the 2017 target.
Press Release - Bratislava, 20 November 2013
Slovaks are being given the chance to contribute to a unique pan-European digital library - Europeana - and to preserve individual memories of the First World War as part of a project called Europeana 1914-18.
Press Release - Prague, Czech Republic, 11 November 2013
The year of 1989, a period of time which changed our lives completely, holds a treasure trove of extraordinary stories of ordinary people. We want to preserve these memories for future generations and share it with the whole world.
Press Release - The Hague, 19 September 2013
The Europeana Foundation, responsible for Europe’s pioneering online museum, library and archive, has been presented with this year’s European Museum Academy Award.
Press Release - Bucharest, Romania, 17 September 2013
As we are getting closer to 2014, which marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, Europeana, Europe's digital library, archive and museum, has embarked on a mission to collect and publicise family memories and personal accounts of the war online, so that coming generations have a better understanding of its impact on ordinary people in Europe.
Press Release - Paris, France, 12 September 2013
Les Archives de France, la Bibliothèque nationale de France, la Mission du Centenaire et Europeana 1914-1918 organisent La Grande Collecte entre le 9 et le 16 novembre 2013.
Press Release - Tallinn, Estonia, 04 September 2013
Around 100 people visited the Europeana 1989 Baltic Way collection days at the Estonian National Library in the capital city of Tallinn on 30-31 August, sharing a total of approximately 150 memory items. Read this press release in Estonian.
Press Release - Riga, Latvia, 15 August 2013
Baltic Way Commemoration Days will be held on the 23-24 August from 12:00 till 20:00 at the Esplanade at ‘Riga 2014'. The public are invited to bring their stories and memorabilia from the Baltic Way to be digitised and added to the Europeana 1989 online archive of the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Press Release - Vilnius, Lithuania, 09 August 2013
A flag, rouble banknote, trolleybus ticket, portable radio, leaflets, stickers, home-made newspaper, old Ziguli, a canister of petrol, dried flowers, an old dress or small toy which you held in your hands...
Press Release - Warsaw, Poland, 04 July 2013
Last month, people across Poland shared their memories of the changes of the 1980s, contributing to an online archive of documents, memorabilia and stories that shares their experiences with the world and with future generations.
Press Release - The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 June 2013
Press Release - Dublin, Ireland, 25 June 2013
Making culture available for all online as it helps connect people across Europe and provides much needed innovation and social and economic growth is the message from a conference held today by Europeana, Europe's digital library and museum, and hosted by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, as part of the Irish EU Presidency.
Press Release - Warsaw, Poland, 10 June 2013
Europeana has launched a new project titled 'Europeana 1989'. People across Europe are invited to share their experiences, stories and memorabilia from the time of the fall of the Iron Curtain in a digital archive.
Press Release - Warsaw, Poland, 06 June 2013
A new project from Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, launches this week.
Press Release - The Hague, The Netherlands, 04 June 2013
Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, has launched its first free iPad app.
Press Release - The Hague, The Netherlands, 29 May 2013
Photographer and artist Cheyne Gallarde is putting a new spin on some of Europe's most recognisable faces.
Press Release - The Hague, The Netherlands, 20 May 2013
We are now halfway through the Wiki Loves Public Art photo contest, which runs throughout May 2013.
Press Release - The Hague, 01 May 2013
The Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) photography contest launches today.
Press Release - USA, 18 April 2013
Press Release - Cambridge, MA, USA / The Hague, Netherlands, 18 December 2012
Press Release - Ieper, België, 12 December 2012
Belgen worden uitgenodigd om familiegetuigenissen over WO I te delen met Europeana
Press Release - Nicosia, Cyprus, 11 December 2012
More than 500 WW1 images are published on the Europeana 1914-1918 project website.
Press Release - 10 December 2012
A wealth of European culture and heritage to go online in December 2012: One million historical photographs digitised and available to European citizens through Europeana. Nine European News Agencies join forces to put their historical archives on line in the world's first historical photo journalism site www.europhoto.eu.com.
Press Release - Berlin, Germany, 30 November 2012
28 November, 2012 - The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) goes onlinefor the general public today at www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de.
Press Release - Berlin, Germany, 29 November 2012
During the Europeana Network Annual General Meeting in Berlin, Germany, on 27 November 2012, the Korean Copyright Commission's Chairman Yu Byong-Han signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of information exchange and mutual co-operation for the public domain' with Jill Cousins, Executive Director of Europeana.
Press Release - The Hague, 31 October 2012
As Remembrance Day approaches people urged to share WW1 letters, photos, diaries or recordings
Press Release - Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, 18 October 2012
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 2PQ
3 November, 2012 10.00am – 4.30pm
Bring us your WW1 letters, photos, diaries or recordings
Press Release - The Hague, 12 September 2012
Opportunities for apps developers, designers and other digital innovators will be boosted today as the digital portal Europeana opens up its dataset of over 20 million cultural objects for free re-use.
Press Release - 22 August 2012
EUscreen makes thousands of items from Europe’s television history freely available through its online portal and through Europeana. The project now announces its online exhibitions, a new addition to the portal that helps users, educators and the general audience to get the most out of this exciting collection.
Press Release - The Hague, 21 August 2012
OCLC and Europeana are collaborating to investigate ways of creating semantic links between the millions of digital objects that are accessible online through Europeana.eu in order to improve 'similar object' browsing.
Press Release - Brussels, 02 July 2012
On June 22nd 2012, Europeana showcased award-winning apps that demonstrate the social and commercial possibilities of open cultural data and its potential to touch everyday lives, at the European Commission's Digital Agenda Assembly.
Press Release - 07 June 2012
We are delighted to announce that Judith van Kranendonk has accepted our invitation to become Europeana's first Ambassador.
Press Release - Luxembourg, 27 February 2012
Mit einem Aufruf an die Öffentlichkeit, sich mit persönlichen Erinnerungsstücken aus der Zeit des Ersten Weltkrieges am Aufbau eines digitalen europäischen Archivs zu beteiligen startet heute in Luxemburg das Projekt europeana1914-1918.eu europaweit. Anknüpfend an den Projektstart finden bis 2014 mehrere Aktionstage in ganz Europa statt. Das Projekt ist eine gemeinsame Initiative von Europeana, der Oxford University und einer großen Anzahl von lokalen Partnern.
Press Release - Luxembourg, 27 February 2012
Press Release - England, 01 March 2012
In order to build the first ever online European archive of private memorabilia from WW1 in time for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war – the project europeana1914-1918.eu is being launched with a call to the European public. The project is a partnership between Europeana, Oxford University and a large number of regional partners.
Press Release - Slovenia, 10 May 2012
Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Maribor and Celje, 7 March 2012 – The 100th anniversary of the First World War is approaching. In the context of the pan-European project dubbed Europeana 1914-1918, we will be collecting documents and memories of WWI in Slovenia. The first collection event will take place on 28 March 2012 from 9:00 to 18:00 in the France Bevk Public Library/Goriška knjižnica Franceta Bevka in Nova Gorica. Two more are scheduled to follow: in Maribor and in Celje.
Press Release - Slovenia, 07 May 2012
Se projekt širi v Slovenijo, Veliko Britanijo, Luksemburg, na Irsko in Dansko, pozneje in v letu 2013 pa še v nekaj drugih držav, saj želimo ustvariti edinstven vseevropski virtualni arhiv 1. svetovne vojne. Vse zbrane predmete se bo digitaliziralo in objavilo na javno dostopnem spletnem portalu Europeana, v Sloveniji tudi na portalih dLib in Kamra.
Press Release - 02 May 2012
Web portal Europeana has collected and shared these extraordinary personal stories of World War 1 from across Europe.
Press Release - Florence, 23 March 2012
On 1 March 2012 the Europeana Fashion project was launched. This exciting three-year project, co-funded by the European Commission within the ICT Policy Support Programme, will publish online by March 2015 over 700,000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues.
Press Release - Dublin, 21 March 2012
Press Release - The Hague, 19 March 2012
Press Release - Preston, 23 February 2012
Do you have a box hidden deep in the attic or under the bed that holds your great grandfather’s diaries? Maybe a letter from the front line? Or a photo taken at the time? Is there a special story behind it?
Press Release - Luxembourg, 22 February 2012
World War One 1914-1918
Digitising pictures, letters, memories
for the 100th anniversary
PRESS CONFERENCE INVITATION
European project launch europeana1914-1918.eu
Monday, 27 February 2012
National Library of Luxembourg- BnL
37, boulevard F.- D. Roosevelt L-2450 Luxembourg
Press Release - The Hague, 17 February 2012
Europeana releases an animation to explain - and a pilot dataset
Press Release - Vienna, Austria, 06 January 2012
Europeana's 20 millionth digital artifact, Caravaggio's painting of David with the Head of Goliath, has just been contributed by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The dataset was made available via Kulturpool, the Austrian aggregator. Kulturpool, developed and operated by uma and based on the uma Melvil® semantic web engine, is a portal for aggregated semantic search with Web 2.0 elements. uma Melvil, the innovation leader in semantic web technology, which helped to frame the foundation of Kulturpool when it launched in 2008, aggregates the metadata for Europeana. (with image)
Press Release - The Hague, 20 December 2011
A new report, Culture on the Go, from UK web-watchers CIBER Research, shows how access to information is changing as people search for, read and use information on the move. A growing proportion of web browsing happens on smartphones like the new Mac iPhone 4S and tablets like the iPad, and no longer on PCs and laptops in homes and offices. This shift will have a radical impact on the design and functionality of websites, and will inevitably reflect back to the desktop screen itself.
Press Release - The Hague, 14 November 2011
Digitising masterpieces of Europe's cultural heritage
Europeana Collections 1914-1918 will create by 2014 – the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - a substantial digital collection of material from national libraries and other partners from eight countries that found themselves on different sides of the historic conflict. See: http://www.europeana-collections-1914-1918.eu/
Press Release - The Hague, 02 November 2011
The Chief Executive of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bruno Racine, has been elected to chair the Board of the Europeana Foundation, responsible for the EU's primary cultural heritage showcase, Europeana.eu.
Press Release - 02 November 2011
The European Commission has just adopted a Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, asking Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve private actors in digitising cultural material and making it available through Europeana.
Press Release - Washington DC, 21 October 2011
Two major digital library networks have reached an agreement to collaborate in ways that will make a large part of the world's cultural heritage available to a large part of the world's population. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which will provide access to digital collections from libraries, archives, and museums in the United States, announced today that it will design its technical structure in a way to promote interoperability with that of Europeana, which has developed a similar system to link the libraries, museums and archives of Europe.
Press Release - 14 October 2011
Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, today launches a redesign with new functionality. The new interface has more visual appeal and has been adapted for iPads and Android touchscreens, bringing all the benefits of touch to Europe's online treasury.
Press Release - 14 October 2011
Meeting at the Royal Library of Denmark, the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), has voted overwhelmingly to support the open licensing of their data. CENL represents Europe's 46 national libraries, and are responsible for the massive collection of publications that represent the accumulated knowledge of Europe.
Press Release - 13 October 2011
Europeana, the digital library, museum and archive, has opened a new interactive video space, Europeana Remix, which enriches a short film on a First World War friendship using the latest HTML5 and Popcorn.js technology.
Press Release - 13 October 2011
Frankfurt am Main, 26 July 2011
After nearly three years of preparation and development, the European Film Gateway – EFG – http://www.europeanfilmgateway.eu is now online.
Press Release - 13 October 2011
"Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten" - The First World War in everyday documents