With under two weeks to go, we are getting very excited to welcome over 300 cultural heritage professionals to The National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. If you’re a ticket holder, read on to make sure you make the most of one of the premier events in the cultural heritage calendar.
The team behind the GIFT project are proud to launch the GIFT Box, a set of free, open-source tools and ways of working to help museums offer richer digital experiences for their visitors. The GIFT Box provides resources to help you design, plan and implement enhanced visitor experiences, and this post takes a look at some of the creative ways it can be used.
How do you engage students with the abstract concepts taught in STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) classes? By using Europeana Collections to create inspirational teaching resources! In this post we hear from Teddy Tablante from the Youtube channel Branch Education, whose videos on steam engines won this year’s Europeana STEM Challenge.
If you missed out on tickets to Europeana 2019, don’t fear! We’ve got your back by introducing livestreaming of a Europeana event for the very first time. Read on to find out how you can keep up with Europeana 2019 from the comfort of your own home.
With a month to go until Europeana 2019, we’re really excited to announce details of the full programme. Read on to discover all of the engaging keynotes, interactive sessions, workshops, panel debates and activities planned over three days in Lisbon on 27, 28 and 29 November.
The 8-9 November 2019 will see the sixth European Fashion Heritage Association (EFHA) International Conference take place in London. This year’s theme is Fashion and the Politics of Heritage, and this guest post from the EFHA team takes a look at some of the topics under discussion.
Europeana Communicators recently held their first ‘Solve-It-Session’ webinar on digital storytelling. Here, we look at the topics and themes that came up and share the recording so you can watch again.
This is the second part of our reporting on the recent events for all things Wikimedia – the annual Wikimania conference, held this year in Stockholm – where Europeana held several associated events. Following the main conference, Europeana convened the inaugural meeting of National Libraries (and equivalent consortium organisations) who are currently working directly with Wikidata and its underlying software Wikibase. This event was organised by our Wikimedia liaison Liam Wyatt and hosted by our partners the National Library of Sweden. Liam updates us here on the meeting content.
Every year during the Northern summer holidays, approximately 1,000 members of the Wikimedia community – the worldwide group of volunteers and professionals behind projects including Wikipedia and Wikidata – gather for their annual event: Wikimania. This year’s event, hosted in Stockholm, had as its theme the relationship of open-access information to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event's program was chaired for the second year running by Europeana’s own Wikimedia liaison Liam Wyatt, in a voluntary capacity. Today he fills us in on this year’s gathering.
The Digital Europe Programme is a new funding programme from the European Union which will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy. Europeana will be co-financed by this programme from 2022. Take the EU's survey on the priorities of the programme now and show them that support and ambition for digital cultural heritage is vital.
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Rounding out our series on digital storytelling, Gregory Markus, Project Leader at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, lets us listen in on their latest projects. Via the RE:VIVE initiative, they’re reusing cultural heritage material to make electronic music that brings sounds and memories of the past to current audiences.