We are Europeana

We empower the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. We develop expertise, tools and policies to embrace digital change and encourage partnerships that foster innovation. We make it easier for people to use cultural heritage for education, research, creation and recreation. Our work contributes to an open, knowledgeable and creative society.

We are at the heart of the common European data space for cultural heritage.

We collaborate

We bring together cultural heritage professionals from all over Europe. 

We advocate

We provide the cultural heritage sector with a voice advocating for better digital practices.

We reach audiences

We work to share and promote cultural heritage so that it can be used and enjoyed by people all over the world. 

We build capacity

We provide opportunities for institutions and individuals in the cultural heritage sector to develop their digital skills and practice.

We build technology

We develop and maintain technical solutions for showcasing, sharing and using digital cultural heritage.

Statement of solidarity with Ukraine

The Europeana Initiative stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.


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News

Cultural heritage and AI come together at Transcribathon Zagreb 2022
Title:
Katedrala
Date:
1830.-1955.
Institution:
Državni arhiv u Zagrebu
Country:
Croatia

Cultural heritage and AI come together at Transcribathon Zagreb 2022

Created: 6 February 2023

The State Archives in Zagreb share their experience participating in the Enrich Europeana+ project, and highlight how a Transcribathon event in Zagreb sparked an interest in digitisation and among cultural heritage institutions - and transcription in students.

Apply to join our leadership programme for cultural heritage leaders
Title:
A-B. Gösta Forslund Aviation. Gävle 28 maj 1947.
Creator:
Carl Larssons Fotografiska Ateljé AB
Date:
1947
Institution:
Länsmuseet Gävleborg
Country:
Sweden

Apply to join our leadership programme for cultural heritage leaders

Created: 3 February 2023

After two successful pilots, we’re excited to announce that in 2023 we’ll be offering the state-of-the-art DEN Academy Leadership programme Digital Strategy & Innovation free to 16 leaders and decision-makers from across the European cultural heritage sector. Read on to find more about the programme and how to apply. 

Projects

We form projects and partnerships around new ideas and technologies that encourage audiences to engage with their cultural heritage.


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Title:
Winter Scene from the Stockholm Waterfront.
Creator:
Alfred Bergström
Date:
1899
Institution:
Nationalmuseum Sweden
Country:
Sweden

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Education
Title:
Esbjörn at the study corner
Creator:
Carl Larsson
Institution:
Nationalmuseum Sweden
Country:
Sweden

Education

Resources and information to help educators reuse cultural heritage data and collections in their classrooms and institutions. 

Events
Title:
Merry Company
Creator:
Isack Elyas
Date:
1629
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Events

Europeana organises, attends and highlights a number of events throughout the year - explore some of interest.

Research
Title:
De astronoom
Creator:
Abraham Delfos, after Johannes Vermeer
Date:
1794
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Research

Resources and information to enable those working in research and academia to reuse cultural heritage data. 

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