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.
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.
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 this post, Kate Fernie and Dimitris Gavrilis tell us about Share3D, a Europeana Generic Services project which uses 3D as a driver to encourage people to explore and re-use cultural heritage content.