As part of Europeana’s Europe at Work season, the Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland, and partners have been exploring the role of the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme. The team involved in engaging audiences onsite and online during COVID-19 discuss their approach and the importance of sharing stories of Europe’s industrial heritage.
With the 1st of January each year marking Public Domain Day, this month on Europeana Pro we are exploring the public domain and open access to cultural heritage. In this post, members of the Europeana Network Association Communicators and Copyright communities share some of their favourite public domain works available on the Europeana website.
With public events in 2020 largely cancelled, public engagement events have been difficult. We speak with partners in Ireland who have been working on projects collecting stories from the public during the pandemic.
The potential for use of digital heritage in education is widely acknowledged, but in order to ensure this use offering access to this heritage is not enough. Sources need to be selected, contextualised, and crucially become part of learning activities for students. Europeana and the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO) worked together to inspire and support educators to create their own learning activities.