Europeana content can be discovered with the Art Up Your Tab Chrome extension
Europeana content can now be easily discovered in a new and fun way: Kennisland, Studio Parkers and Sara Kostler have developed Art Up Your Tab, a new plugin for Chrome which displays a full screen painting or photograph for each newly open tab or window.
The plug-in selects artworks from the rich collection of Europeana: gathering approximately 30 million images, of which 200 thousand meet the (technical) quality criteria for Art Up Your Tab, it offers an easy and entertaining way to discover arts and culture in the familiar surroundings of the user's’ web browser.
The first version of Art Up Your Tab focusses on Europeana artworks provided by Dutch heritage institutions, with more contributions by other European countries to come. The current selection of enticing images has been selected by Kennisland. Curation of specific themes or storylines might be directly suggested by cultural heritage institutions in the future, enabling digital heritage collections to increase their visibility.
by Camille Tenneson