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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 build technology

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

We build capacity

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

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 collaborate

We bring together cultural heritage professionals from all over Europe. 

News

Close Encounters with AI: an interview on automatic semantic enrichment
Title:
Letter Word Text Taxonomy
Creator:
Teresa Berndtsson
Institution:
Better Images of AI

Close Encounters with AI: an interview on automatic semantic enrichment

Created: 4 July 2024

Why is it important to enrich cultural heritage metadata with linked open data? How can state-of-the-art technologies automate this task? Alexandros Chortaras and Eirini Kaldeli, explain what semantic enrichment is and how cultural heritage organisations can use AI4Culture project tools to improve metadata quality - part of the AI4Culture interviews series.

Shaping the future of 3D interoperability with the IIIF Community
Title:
Large crowds of people have gathered to watch a hot-air balloon take off. Coloured wood engraving.
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

Shaping the future of 3D interoperability with the IIIF Community

Created: 3 July 2024

In a previous post, Dr. Lozana Rossenova explored the introduction of 3D models into the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), emphasising the need for interoperability in digital collections. Significant advancements have been made since then - read on to discover them!

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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. 

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. 

APIs
Title:
Spents.
Creator:
Lövqvist, Albin
Institution:
Länsmuseet Gävleborg
Country:
Sweden

APIs

Europeana APIs can be used to build applications from the wealth of our collections, drawn from Institutions across Europe

Impact
Title:
Still Life with Books and a Violin
Creator:
Still Life with Books and a Violin
Date:
1628
Institution:
Mauritshuis
Country:
Netherlands

Impact

Resources and information for professionals to understand the impact of their work and activities.

Europeana reuse - be inspired
Title:
An extravagant peony and branch with berries. Colour woodcut by Taki Katei, 1890s.
Creator:
Katei Taki
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

Europeana reuse - be inspired

Educators, researchers, culture lovers and creatives share how they enjoy and reuse Europeana’s digital cultural heritage to reach their own goals.

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