With the dedication of the team at NOC*NSF, the support of Erfgoed Gelderland and the aggregator Digitale Collectie, we are delighted to see this collection of around 2,000 public domain objects is now available in Europeana! Selected items will be used in the upcoming Europeana XX MuPop exhibition ‘Olympia on the North Sea’ that will be on display at Beeld en Geluid Den Haag from 17 July until 29 August.
Alongside the exhibition, a Europeana Sport collection day will be held where the public is invited to bring in their memorabilia and share their sporting memories with Europeana Sport - keep checking Europeana’s Sports collection days page to find out more!
NOC*NSF were delighted to see this collection made available through Europeana. Bernard Hilgers says, ‘The encouragement from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the support of Erfgoed Gelderland combined with the momentum of the sport season at Europeana was just the push we needed to open up our collection for the world to enjoy! We are excited to see that sporting heritage is taking such a central and important role on Europe’s platform for cultural heritage and we are proud to be part of it and celebrate Olympic Day together!’
Tim Stapel, Digital Collections Coordinator, Erfgoed Gelderland, says, ‘It is great to see this collection from our longstanding partner NOC*NSF openly available on Europeana! It is important to make sure that important collections like this are accessible on international platforms such as Europeana, and we hope that many will enjoy it. Teaming up with Digitale Collectie, the Dutch national aggregator, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Data Publishing Services team at Europeana was a pleasure and we look forward to many more fruitful collaborations’.
Truly in line with the Olympic Spirit, this collaboration is a fantastic example of the value of the Europeana ecosystem - how a thematic approach encourages and inspires, and brings more open cultural heritage collections into Europeana, for all to enjoy!