The Europeana Generic Services project Culture Chatbot aimed to help cultural heritage institutions to use chatbots to engage visitors, help them find content and answer common questions. Find out more about what the project achieved and the different chatbots it developed.
In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month, Hans van der Linden discusses taking a holistic approach to digital transformation, and his work as a Policy Advisor at the Flemish Government Department of Culture, Youth and Media.
The Europeana Foundation is an independently governed, non-profit organisation that operates the Europeana platform. To ensure its operations continue to run smoothly and efficiently and to better support the cultural heritage sector and reflect its diversity, the Foundation is changing its governance structure and inviting applications for board members for this new structure.
In this post we explore the Art Nouveau digital repository, which functions as a common content point of Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube region and encourages people to explore beautiful architecture in cities throughout Eastern Europe.
In this post, Marion Ratier of European Historic Houses discusses the online initiatives European Historic Houses organised during closures caused by COVID-19, and the ongoing relevance of these projects even as some houses begin to reopen.
From March to June 2020, Europeana Communicators held a series of webinars on the theme ‘Culture from home’, in which specialists from museums, libraries, archives and educational settings shared their solutions for reaching audiences while their doors were closed. Here, co-chair and webinar moderator Susan Hazan reflects on the series.
Reflecting on Europeana's digital transformation workshops, Michael Peter Edson explores the ‘edge predictions’ that workshop participants imagined as the possible futures for digital cultural heritage.
When large parts of Europe went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events had to start to work very differently. In this post, Europeana Foundation Events Manager, Gina van der Linden, reflects on this shift from physical to digital events, and shares her learnings from the past few months.
The European Commission is now consulting on the opportunities offered to the cultural heritage sector by digital technologies. The results of this consultation will help shape related policy, priorities and funding at national and EU level for years to come. Your voice is critical.
At its meeting in May 2020, the Europeana Aggregators Forum approved various changes to its governance structure, agreed to set up its own task forces and working groups, and welcomed a closer alignment with the Europeana Network Association.
In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Members Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Council. This month, Pilar Irala-Hortal, Director of the Archivo Fotográfico Jalón Ángel, discusses her work in the archive and enthusiasm for bringing photographic heritage to wider audiences.