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.
The Europeana Media player brings Europeana into a new era of IIIF compatible, interoperable and unified playout of audiovisual heritage material online. It builds on the work undertaken over the past ten years by the Avalon Media System and IIIF, and this post with EuropeanaTech takes a look at the history and growth of Avalon Media System.
In June, Europeana brought together 60 cultural heritage professionals from across Europe for a special series of peer-to-peer workshops on ‘Digital transformation in the time of COVID-19’. In this post, Jasper Visser - one of the process’s facilitators - interviews participant Oliver D’huynslager of Design Museum Ghent on his experiences in the workshops and the new and exciting ‘CoGhent’ project.
Lockdown came upon us all fast. Within just a few weeks, almost all museums, libraries, archives and galleries closed. Now, things are beginning to reopen, but opening the doors is much more complicated than closing them. Here, as part of our #DiscoveringEurope series, we look at some useful, imaginative and inspiring examples from cultural institutions around Europe.
In May we launched a phased project to help us identify and shape a capacity-building framework for digital transformation based on the needs of our sector. Here, we recap on the project so far and share our thoughts on the process as we move towards scaling up the second phase.
In this post, we present some of the steps which Europeana will take to help data partners overcome challenges related to copyright in the cultural heritage sector, and share our report into copyright challenges for the sector.
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.