A new strategy for the Europeana Initiative covering the next five years imagines a cultural heritage sector powered by digital and empowered to make that digital change by Europeana. In this series, we look at the strategy and talk to some of the people who will drive it. Today, we look at the second priority of the strategy - improving data quality.
The Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope is a Europeana Generic Service Project funded under CEF Telecom Programme. Starting in September 2018, the project aimed to leverage photographic content in Europeana on the topic of the 1950s in Europe and developed experimental approaches to digital photographic heritage to support engagement. In this post we explore some of the activities the project has delivered.
While cultural tourism has been badly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, cultural heritage continues to act as inspiration for individuals across Europe to explore the continent’s history, sites and art. In this post, we introduce Europeana’s ‘Discovering Europe’ season, which will highlight Europe’s rich natural beauty and cultural heritage to inspire travel to local and alternative destinations.
In the recently finalised Europeana Media project, co-funded under European Commission’s CEF Generic Services scheme, partners Istituto LUCE, Sound and Vision, the Europeana Foundation, TIB, Noterik and ATiT worked together to provide a novel, open source universal audiovisual player on Europeana collections.
In this post, our Collections Engagement team – who develop editorial and stories from the material published on Europeana – share their favourite aspects of the collections website, and the different ways that they work to encourage engagement with digital cultural heritage.
In an abridged post from the online journal EuropeanaTech Insight, we focus on some of the challenges the cultural heritage sector faces in the quest for interoperable 3D models, written by Ronald Haynes.
Theodora Gkeniou, Europeana ambassador and English language teacher in Greece, discusses how the new Europeana collections website supports teachers and educators to bring cultural heritage into their work.
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.
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 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.’