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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

3D scanning preserves a Cypriot village for the future
Title:
A house in Fikardou showing the Europa Nostra award Plaque
Creator:
Cyprus department of Antiquities
Date:
2023
Institution:
Cyprus department of Antiquities
Country:
Cyprus

3D scanning preserves a Cypriot village for the future

Created: 27 May 2024

The preservation team at Cyprus University recently scanned the village of Fikardou, which was in danger of disappearing, in 3D. Discover the processes they followed and how they shared their results on an online platform, resulting in renewed interest and excitement from researchers and tourists alike.

Digital pilgrim: embark on a cultural journey with the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
Title:
©Boumen Japet / Shutterstock. In Copyright.

Digital pilgrim: embark on a cultural journey with the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

Created: 24 May 2024

This year’s Online Creative Residency, as part of the Digital Storytelling Festival, is focussing on developing stories with cultural heritage on the theme of ‘journey’. Another European initiative that brings together heritage and journeys is the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. They share how digital storytelling enhances their Routes.

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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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