If you’re one of the 29 culture ministries or 158 cultural institutions that participated, or you’d simply like to consult some of the information about the campaign and its timeline, here are the communications resources you need.
Faces of Europe - virtual exhibition
A virtual exhibition Faces of Europe showcased artworks from all 29 countries, taking visitors on a journey with artists through the centuries, exploring a changing Europe through their works and role in society.
#Jumping Jacks appeared at cultural venues across Europe in summer 2016. An exciting and fun installation, it combined influential art from all corners of Europe with interactive technology and moving, dynamic human bodies.
#BigArtRide was a virtual reality event that toured 12 cities across Europe - The Hague, Brussels, Amsterdam, Wroclaw, Nijmegen, Rome, Vienna, Zandaam, Prague, Utrecht, Berlin, Paris, and Bratislava - to celebrate Europe's shared art heritage and the Dutch Presidency of the EU.
Brought to the public by Europeana, the Dutch design studio DROPSTUFF.nl, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and Embassies of the Kingdom of The Netherlands across Europe. The #BigArtRide tour was part of the Europeana280 campaign to launch Europeana Art - and celebrated the Dutch Presidency of the EU. It brought together two participants in different cities (one in the Netherlands, one elsewhere), invite them to get on their (stationary) bikes, put on virtual reality ‘Oculus Rift’ headsets, and navigate through a virtual city experiencing centuries of Europe’s art along the way.
Media mentions about Europeana280 and #BigArtRide
Partnerships with ArtStack and DailyArt
External platform ArtStack and the free app DailyArt are both enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers around the world. Both have been sharing numerous treasures from Europeana 280 with their communities.
Wikimedia Art History Challenge
In April and May 2016, we ran a six-week challenge to write and translate articles on Wikipedia about every artwork nominated for the campaign. With 40 languages, 30 countries and over 280 artworks involved, it was one of Wikipedia's largest-ever translation competitions!