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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.

Discovering Europe

Our Discovering Europe season highlights Europe’s rich natural beauty and cultural heritage to inspire travel to local and alternative destinations. Cultural heritage professionals can explore news, content and information related to tourism in the cultural heritage sector on our dedicated page. 

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inDICEs: enhancing the impact of digital cultural heritage

Created: 7 August 2020

inDICEs aims to empower cultural and creative industries, policy-makers and decision-makers to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitisation of cultural heritage.

Turning digital art into designer face masks

Title: Alexander Archipenko, Two women, 1920 (paper mask)

Creator: Photo by Dušan Radovanović

Date: July 2020

Institution: National Museum in Belgrade

Country: Serbia


Turning digital art into designer face masks

Created: 6 August 2020

As part of our Discovering Europe season, last week we explored how cultural heritage institutions across Europe are starting to open their doors. In this post, Tamara Butigan takes a look at a special reopening initiative from two Serbian museums who are using digitised art from their collections on face masks, offering people a new and timely way to engage with their content. 

Europeana 2020

We’re really excited to announce that Europeana 2020 will be taking place online between 11-13 November 2020, although we hope to organise some local ‘meet-ups’ as part of the conference.

Our online conference will aim to be a participatory event that gathers voices from across the sector and continent to explore all things digital cultural heritage. 

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Services and Tools



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


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

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