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Submit your favourite Europeana moment for the chance to present at our AGM

Europeana is 10 years old this year and we'll be celebrating our anniversary throughout December. Alongside a variety of surprises we’ve got planned, we’d love your help to celebrate our joint achievements over the last decade at our AGM on Wednesday 5 December.

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Pferd Pyramiden der Mädchen - Heinrich Hamman


Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg


On an otherwise ordinary autumn Thursday in 2008 (20 November to be precise), Europeana was launched. At that moment, the beta prototype gave access to 4.5 million digital objects from over 1,000 contributing organisations, including regional and world-famous national libraries, galleries and museum collections.

10 years on, and with over 58 million objects from over 3,700 institutions, we can now look back and enjoy the fruits of our labours. There are many impressive milestones along this timeline and we are calling out to all our Network Association members to recall, and share, their own favourite Europeana moment. 

At the AGM in Vienna on Wednesday 5 December, 10 network members will have the opportunity to share their favourite moment, collection, idea, conversation or event that is part of the story of the first ten years of Europeana.

It can be big or small, something that you played a part in or saw others do. What is most important is that in some way it represents to you how together we’ve been transforming the world with culture since 2008.

In order to have a chance to present at the AGM please send your favourite moment in no more than 250 words by 23:59, Thursday 1 November and we will let all winning entrants know by 12 November. We will reimburse all the winners for the cost of their AGM ticket. If you don’t have your ticket yet, we do urge you to book as soon as possible because capacity is limited and we expect this event to sell out.

We look forward to reading your memories.