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Europeana Communicators Community

Who we are

Europeana Communicators is a specialist community of professionals who work in and around communications in the cultural heritage sector, and are passionate about promoting digital cultural heritage in action. We support each other to be the best communicators we can be.

What we do

  • Support: We contribute to Europeana's shared knowledge by supporting the development and promotion of training resources, tools or activities. 
  • Upskill: We equip members with digital communications skills. 
  • Inspire: We share examples of digital culture in action, demonstrating the relevance of Europeana and digital culture in general today.

Why join

If you're responsible for or contribute to communications for a cultural heritage institution, or if you're always championing cultural heritage on your blog or social media, then join us!

  • Develop professional skills with access to communications tools, resources and training

  • Keep up-to-date with latest communications news from the cultural heritage sector (if you're already an ENA member, please join our ListServ discussion list)

  • Share your own calls to action with the community

  • Connect with peers across Europe and beyond

  • Expand your network within the cultural heritage sector

Activities and resources

Digital storytelling

Re-watch events and webinars

Digital Storytelling Festival Opening Gala 2022

Digital Storytelling Festival Opening Gala 2022

This collaboration between Europeana and The Heritage Lab invites you to develop your skills for telling stories with open digital cultural heritage and to share your stories in our creative competition.

Storytelling with digital culture
Title:
Merriment and Mirth for Merry Little People
Date:
1889
Institution:
The British Library
Country:
United Kingdom

Storytelling with digital culture

In this webinar, we hear from members of a Europeana Task Force that has been collecting and analysing examples of online digital storytelling from the cultural heritage sector.

Presenting Europeana
Title:
The Basic Programmer's Toolkit, Museon, The Netherlands

Presenting Europeana

Watch a presentation on how our new Europeana Essentials slidedecks can help you every time you need to do a presentation about Europeana.

Read our news posts

New Task Force launches: Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’
Title:
A lady telling a gripping story to young women and children.
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

New Task Force launches: Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’

A new Task Force run by the Europeana Communicators community begins this month. It intends to research examples of interesting, engaging and effective storytelling from around the web and produce recommendations to further develop Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’. Its chair, Beth Daley, tells us about it.

Storytelling with digital culture is booming - find out why
Title:
Olvasó nő madárral
Creator:
Szász Endre
Institution:
Rippl-Rónai Megyei Hatókörű Városi Múzeum - Kaposvár
Country:
Hungary

Storytelling with digital culture is booming - find out why

Digital storytelling is our topic in focus this month on Europeana Pro, as we hear from the Europeana Network Association’s Task Force on Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’. First up, find out why digital storytelling is all the rage in the cultural heritage sector and how it can help you connect and engage with your audiences.

Explore fantastic examples of storytelling with digital culture
Title:
Párka
Creator:
Szász Endre
Institution:
Rippl-Rónai Megyei Hatókörű Városi Múzeum - Kaposvár
Country:
Hungary

Explore fantastic examples of storytelling with digital culture

Digital storytelling is the topic in focus this month on Europeana Pro, as we hear from the Europeana Network Association’s Task Force on Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’. Today, they share the digital storytelling examples they collected from around the web - and around the world - as a longlist and three detailed case studies.
 

Seven tips for digital storytelling with cultural heritage
Title:
A tenger kincse
Creator:
Szász Endre
Institution:
Rippl-Rónai Megyei Hatókörű Városi Múzeum - Kaposvár
Country:
Hungary

Seven tips for digital storytelling with cultural heritage

Digital storytelling is the topic in focus this month on Europeana Pro, as we hear from the Europeana Network Association’s Task Force on Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’. Today, discover the Task Force’s seven tips for digital storytelling with cultural heritage.

Get inspired by examples of digital storytelling in action
Title:
Image from page 19 of Merriment and Mirth for Merry Little People. [Verses, illustrated by P. Cox and others.]
Date:
1889
Institution:
British Library
Country:
United Kingdom

Get inspired by examples of digital storytelling in action

This month, Europeana and the Heritage Lab are running the digital storytelling festival, encouraging people to tell stories with digital cultural heritage. Members of the Europeana Communicators Community Steering Group share examples of the stories told online and in digital formats that excite them - and can inspire you! 

Four actions to take right now

Meet the steering group

Call for new Steering Group members

The Europeana Communicators Steering Group is looking for new enthusiastic members to help shape the Community, bring your own expertise into the conversation and help us manage our increasing number of activities. Read on to find out more about this voluntary role. 

About the role

Steering Group members listen to the voices in our community and our sector and share their views with the Europeana Network Association. We are looking for new members who:

  • Have a passion for or experience in communicating about digital cultural heritage (including editorial or marketing experience) and an interest in social media and communication

  • Can attend and participate in our regular monthly Steering Group calls (lasting one hour), contribute to discussions and follow up on agreed actions

  • Help to deliver the activities of our annual work plans (this may include taking on responsibilities for specific areas including Task Forces) and provide input for this planning on an annual basis

  • Support planning and delivering for community events and webinars, including for annual Europeana events

  • Undertake some offline work on guidelines, blog posts, and other materials

  • Act as ambassadors for the Europeana Communicators Community, promoting its activities and communication channels, inviting new members, sharing and promoting the value of (digital) cultural heritage within and together with the Europeana Network Association

  • Consult the Community to identify topics of interest and raise awareness about potential activities supported or funded by Europeana Foundation

Why join?

Being a member of the Steering Group offers you benefits as well!

  • You will be part of a small but international group of digital cultural heritage professionals and/or enthusiasts.
  • Exchange of thoughts in this group is based on high trust and respect of each other and of cultural differences throughout Europe. Your voice counts, in the regular monthly online meetings and in further discussion via our online collaboration tool.
  • You will be able to play a role in defining and shaping our activities and communications.
  • You will be able to contribute to suggestions the group brings to the ENA Members Council, the Members Board, Europeana Foundation and the Aggregators’ Forum.
  • You will be able to serve some needs of community members, the Network, the wider cultural heritage sector and their audiences.

Tell us that you are interested!

To become a Steering Group member, you must be a Europeana Network Association Member and a Communicators Community member - find out more about signing up. If you are interested in the role, please email Community Managers georgia.evans@europeana.eu and ad.polle@europeana.eu telling us about your professional work and why you would like to become a Steering Group Member, up to 300 words. Please ensure that you read the Europeana Network Association Code of Conduct and are aware of the Community Terms of Reference.

The current Steering Group will review the profiles of those interested and make a final decision on inviting new members. If required, the current SG members may conduct interviews or anonymous vote to select new members from applications received.

Latest news

Explore fantastic examples of storytelling with digital culture
Title:
Párka
Creator:
Szász Endre
Institution:
Rippl-Rónai Megyei Hatókörű Városi Múzeum - Kaposvár
Country:
Hungary

Explore fantastic examples of storytelling with digital culture

Created: 14 May 2021

Digital storytelling is the topic in focus this month on Europeana Pro, as we hear from the Europeana Network Association’s Task Force on Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’. Today, they share the digital storytelling examples they collected from around the web - and around the world - as a longlist and three detailed case studies.
 

Celebrating a multilingual public domain
Title:
fotografi, bilder, påsiktsbild
Creator:
okänd
Date:
1913
Institution:
Göteborgs stadsmuseum
Country:
Sweden

Celebrating a multilingual public domain

Created: 14 January 2021

Towards the end of 2020, OpenGLAM and the Europeana Copyright and Communicators communities organised two translation sprints to make key guidelines and articles about the public domain available to more people in their native languages. We look back on the sprints and share the translations.

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