Europeana Research Community

Who we are

We are a community of professionals interested in cultural heritage, both as a subject and a source for research. We believe that digital collections and digital tools are a means to foster innovation and we advocate for the principles of Open Science, mostly in the Humanities sector. Our community members work at cultural or research institutions, universities and infrastructures, ministries and local governments, or the private sector.   

What we do

The Europeana Research Community supports its members to gain insights into researchers’ needs and to meet them where they concern the use of digital cultural heritage. We share knowledge and experiences, promote digital literacy and explore the potential of Citizen Science. We participate in international projects. We commit to take actions that can have an impact on policy and connect the cultural heritage and research sectors.

Why join?

  • Benefit from our community channels to keep informed, build up your professional network and promote your activities

  • Raise your international profile by connecting with peers at Europeana events or in relevant research contexts 

  • Build collaborations and partnerships in the form of projects, task forces and working groups

Activities and resources

Research Community Work Plan 2021
Title: Two Sikh men dueling with wooden swords.
Institution: Wellcome Collection
Country: United Kingdom

Research Community Work Plan 2021

The Europeana Research Community is one of the Europeana Network Association's six specialist communities. Explore their work …

Title: De astronoom
Creator: Abraham Delfos, after Johannes Vermeer
Date: 1794
Institution: Rijksmuseum
Country: Netherlands
Public Domain


Funding, resources and a community to bring together digital cultural heritage, academia and research.

Announcing our call for the Europeana Research Community video series
Title: Detail of Planets from BL Harley 2633, f. 37
Creator: Macrobius
Date: 1125 - 1174
Institution: British Library
Country: United Kingdom
Public Domain

Announcing our call for the Europeana Research Community video series

We are delighted to launch a new initiative for the Europeana Research Community: a call for videos that showcase cutting edge projects and collaborations developed across the research and cultural heritage sectors. Approximately eight proposals submitted by 31 March 2021 can receive financial support of up to €300 each.

Meet the Steering Group

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Title: Stilleben med blommor och frukter. Oljemålning på koppar.
Creator: Peter Binoit
Date: 1618
Institution: Skoklosters slott
Country: Sweden
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Latest News

Mapping museum digital initiatives during COVID-19
Title: Heritage through a smartphone at Runkelstein Castle
Creator: Chiara Zuanni
Date: 2018
Country: Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

Mapping museum digital initiatives during COVID-19

Created: 4 August 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, museums continued to build a relationship with their audiences through a range of digital activities. In this post, Chiara Zuanni, assistant professor in digital humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz, presents a map aiming to collect and visualize the digital initiatives promoted by museums in this period.

Share3D - helping the cultural heritage sector to tell stories
Title: Apulian Red-Figured Lebes Gamikos, HCM 234
Creator: Limerick3D
Date: 2018 (Late Classical , 340-300 BC)
Institution: The Hunt Museum
Country: Europe
Public Domain

Share3D - helping the cultural heritage sector to tell stories

Created: 28 May 2020

In this post, Kate Fernie and Dimitris Gavrilis tell us about Share3D, a Europeana Generic Services project which uses 3D as a driver to encourage people to explore and re-use cultural heritage content.

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