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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

New project at the the National Museums of World Culture, Sweden explores crowdsourcing to decolonise data
Title:
Eliane Waiwai, telling through the objects the myth of production manioc, CC-BY-NC-ND
Creator:
Beatrice Törnros
Date:
May 2022
Institution:
Museum of World Culture
Country:
Sweden

New project at the the National Museums of World Culture, Sweden explores crowdsourcing to decolonise data

Created: 25 August 2022

In 2021, the Europeana Research Grants Programme awarded funding for innovative projects exploring crowdsourcing and research. Hear about a pilot project which explored decolonialsing a Swedish database for museum collections.

New project explores crowdsourcing in Estonian cultural heritage institutions
Title:
Detail from Ruum
Creator:
Vardi, Aleksander
Institution:
Muzeum umění Tartu
Country:
Estonia

New project explores crowdsourcing in Estonian cultural heritage institutions

Created: 18 August 2022

In 2021, the Europeana Research Grants Programme awarded funding for innovative projects exploring crowdsourcing and research. Hear from a winning project at the Estonian War Museum – General Laidoner Museum.

Upcoming events

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