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Posted on Friday December 14, 2018

Editorial on Europeana collections

Europeana collections uses a variety of editorial formats to tell the stories of the amazing material we host. Galleries, blogs and exhibitions highlight collections from different institutions and encourage audiences to engage with our content in new ways. 

If you’d like to contribute, we’d love to hear from you. Whether you’re a curator, heritage professional, data partner or enthusiast you can suggest ideas for narratives on Europeana’s objects.

Guidelines for contributors

We invite proposals for the following formats:

  • Galleries – sets of minimum 20 items on a subject or theme

  • Blogs – short editorial pieces that illuminate a topic; usually 300-400 words

  • Exhibitions – long-form narratives that engage readers with text and imagery  

If you’d like to propose a story idea, please send your pitch (no more than 350 words) to Include an outline of what the story will cover, why it’s suitable for Europeana collections, and the format it will take.

While we will give all pitches due consideration, we cannot guarantee that your idea will be published. The lead times on our content varies, but a typical timeline from pitch to publication is around 2-3 months. Only pitch if you can produce the proposed content within this time frame. Please note that all editorial content on our website is published under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA licence. For full details on formats and tone of voice, please see our editorial guidelines below: