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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 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.

News

Eight questions to women working in tech and digital cultural heritage
Title:
Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, Delhi: women working in a laboratory. Photograph, 1921.
Date:
1921
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

Eight questions to women working in tech and digital cultural heritage

Created: 9 February 2024

International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February celebrates the important contributions which women make to science and technology. To mark the day, we are highlighting women across the Europeana Initiative who lead the way in tech, research and development in cultural heritage, asking them,‘What would you like to be asked about your work - and what is the answer?’

Explore Europeana

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

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. 

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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