The advent of 3D technology is bringing new opportunities for the cultural heritage sector, offering innovative ways to provide access to heritage for education, tourism, research and enjoyment. In this post, we explore the INCEPTION project, which creates 3D models of buildings, monuments and sites, accompanied digitally by contextual technical and historical information.
When a long-planned exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Schuman Declaration could no longer take place in European cities, the European Parliament Archives worked with Europeana to bring the exhibition to life online – in 24 languages. We speak to Ludovic Delepine, Head of Archives at the European Parliament, about how it all came together.
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 Killian Downing discusses the importance of open access, his work with cultural heritage professionals in Ireland, and his involvement with Europeana communities.
In an abridged post from the online journal EuropeanaTech Insight, we explore how data from the 3D-ICONS project in Ireland has continued to be used even after the end of the project, by Anthony Corns and Robert Shaw from The Discovery Programme, Centre for Archaeology and Innovation in Ireland.
Oral testimonies can be an important way to understand historical events. They have been the focus of the research project, ‘Memories of Occupation in Greece’, which brought together a number of oral testimonies into a digital collection. In this post, Agiatis Benardou interviews historian Anna-Maria Droumbouki about the project.
The importance of a supportive and collaborative cultural heritage network has never been greater. This month in the Europeana Network Association (ENA), we are asking our members to renew their membership by 1 October 2020 in order to remain part of our growing network of over 2,800 professionals in the field of digital cultural heritage.
The advent of 3D technology is bringing new opportunities for the cultural heritage sector, offering innovative ways to provide access to heritage for education, tourism, research and enjoyment. In this post, we hear about how Invasioni Digitali (Digital Invasions) - a crowdsourcing initiative which aims to promote the value of and engagement with local heritage - has made 3D a feature of ‘invasions.’
The Dutch Copyright Working Group offers an example of how GLAM organisations can work together on copyright, and in this post Annemarie Beunen, copyright lawyer at the National Library of The Netherlands, and Maartje Hülsenbeck, copyright lawyer at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (co-chairs of the group) share some insights about how the group works.
In this post, Bart Magnus, from meemoo (the Flemish Institute for Archives), explores the concept of digital maturity in cultural heritage organisations and tells us about a tool developed for the Flemish Department for Culture, Youth and Media that helps institutions assess it.
2020 was supposed to bring a summer of sport - the Tokyo Olympics, European football championships in cities across Europe, Wimbledon - but all of that is now on hold. But people’s passion for sport remains. And that’s why we bring you Europeana Sport - sharing the story of Europe through our sporting heritage in the past and the present.
We recently shared the results of an internal webinar we ran at Europeana with the aim of supporting organisation-wide remote working. In this post, we also want to share the approach that underpinned this webinar, and how the philosophy of OF/BY/FOR ALL is shaping our approach to supporting staff.
Like professionals over the world, staff at the Europeana Foundation have had to adjust and learn as we face a fixed period working from home. As part of our collaborative approach to the current circumstances, we would like to share our thinking, and the results of an internal webinar that we recently developed for our colleagues.