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

Research

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

Community video series

Research Community video series: Odeuropa
Title:
How to smell a painting
Creator:
Odeuropa
Date:
2021

Research Community video series: Odeuropa

This video - supported by the Europeana Research Community - explores Odeuropa, a European initiative which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to investigate the importance of scents and smelling in cultural heritage. 

Meet the Steering Group

Latest News

Discover insights from the Copyright office hours on artificial intelligence
Title:
Turner beim Bockspringen
Creator:
Hamann, Heinrich
Date:
1905 -1909
Institution:
Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg
Country:
Germany

Discover insights from the Copyright office hours on artificial intelligence

Created: 11 July 2023

Europeana Copyright Office Hours was back on 16 May with a session on artificial intelligence and its implications for digital cultural heritage. This session was co-organised with the Europeana Network Association’s Research and EuropeanaTech communities. Read the answers to the questions under discussion and join future sessions!

What is a dataset? Share your thoughts!
Title:
Classification system of patterns, Henry Faulds, 1905
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

What is a dataset? Share your thoughts!

Created: 17 April 2023

With the Europeana Initiative at the heart of the common European data space for cultural heritage, Europeana Research asks: what is a dataset to you? Find out why and how you can share your thoughts! 

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