In July, Europeana held its first ‘Lunch Café’ on the theme of ‘Opening Doors’, encouraging discussion around the re-opening of cultural heritage institutions. In this post, Nathan Mannion and Susan Hazan, who led the Café, reflect on re-opening at their own institutions.
As part of our Discovering Europe season, last week we explored how cultural heritage institutions across Europe are starting to open their doors. In this post, Tamara Butigan takes a look at a special reopening initiative from two Serbian museums who are using digitised art from their collections on face masks, offering people a new and timely way to engage with their content.
Lockdown came upon us all fast. Within just a few weeks, almost all museums, libraries, archives and galleries closed. Now, things are beginning to reopen, but opening the doors is much more complicated than closing them. Here, as part of our #DiscoveringEurope series, we look at some useful, imaginative and inspiring examples from cultural institutions around Europe.
In this post we explore the Art Nouveau digital repository, which functions as a common content point of Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube region and encourages people to explore beautiful architecture in cities throughout Eastern Europe.
In this post, Marion Ratier of European Historic Houses discusses the online initiatives European Historic Houses organised during closures caused by COVID-19, and the ongoing relevance of these projects even as some houses begin to reopen.