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Playing with colours – make your first GIF IT UP entry

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It’s unlucky Friday the 13th – everybody, stay at home!

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Getting creative with stickers & effects – make your first GIF

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The Harry Orvomaa collection of Jewish recordings

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Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum 29.11.2016

Dolga pot Pelizonove viole do Ptuja

V Pokrajinskem muzeju Ptuj - Ormož, v katerem hranimo največjo zbirko historičnih glasbil v Sloveniji, smo v soboto, 26. novembra, v slavnostni dvorani ptujskega gradu javnosti prvič predstavili...
BY Culture24 29.11.2016

Nine highlights from the Rupf Collection at Guggenheim Bilbao

A virtual tour of some of the most impressive modernist and contemporary artworks in a leading Swiss collection, currently shown in Spain for the first time. Paul Klee, Vollmond im Garten (1934) ©...
BY EUROPEANA 17.11.2016

W VERDI! Long live Verdi!

Verdi as a composer, Verdi and the Italian Risorgimento, Verdi as a farmer, Verdi in the movies, Verdi as national icon… How many performers can boast such a wide impact on fields other than the...
BY EUROPEANA 16.11.2016

Take a trip to the theatre

William Shakespeare may have written that all the world’s a stage, but today on #LoveTheatreDay , all Europeana is a stage. We’ve searched our collections to find artworks and...
BY Culture24 15.11.2016

Curator's Choice: The Scold's Thew - a medieval punishment for women only at Ipswich Museum

Curator's Choice: Take a closer look at the Scold's Threw - a cruel punishment reserved for "troublesome" women during the Medieval period © Colchester The use of Scold’s Thewe or Ducking Chair was...
BY EUROPEANA 14.11.2016

Thank you! 10K Followers on Pinterest for Europeana

It’s time to celebrate — we’ve reached 10K followers on Pinterest! In just one year we doubled our followers to 10,000 with users from all over the globe. We want to thank our Pinterest...
BY Culture24 27.10.2016

Can taxidermy help primate conservation? Monkey Business conveys a serious message

More than 50 new taxidermy specimens of monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and bush-babies are to be revealed in the most comprehensive museum exhibition on primates ever staged Wester lowland gorilla ©...
BY EUROPEANA 20.10.2016

Beyond Amadeus – the forgotten operatic legacy of Antonio Salieri

If someone is asked today, which operas of Antonio Salieri he or she knows, most of them will not come up with an answer, which is not surprising. The operas of Salieri had already started vanishing...
BY EUROPEANA 18.10.2016

How to make an animated GIF – resources and ideas for your #GIFitUP entry

#GIFitUP is about creating #GIFs from public domain and openly licensed material available in digital libraries around the world. It is a great opportunity to discover some new interesting content,...
BY Culture24 06.10.2016

Hipster druids, holy pilgrims and questions for the dead: Artists respond to Museums at Night October 2016

Artists including Bedwyr Williams and Marcus Coates will be summoning, conjuring and creating for Museums at Night October 27 - 29. Here's how Bedwyr Wiliams will be summoning the spirit of the...
BY EUROPEANA 05.10.2016

“If father’s gone, keep smiling” – considering the children of the First World War

Guest post by Clare Gibson, of The Army Children Archive (TACA) What Europe’s children went through during the First World War is often overlooked by historians. Understandably, perhaps, if they...
BY EUROPEANA 05.10.2016

Classical composers, music manuscripts and correspondence

Notation can be seen as the foundation of the creative output in classical music. Music autographs, manuscripts and sketches manage to give an insight into the composer’s mind and a glimpse to his...
BY Culture24 30.09.2016

Radical poster pioneer Paul Peter Piech celebrated at People's History Museum

A major force in the development of the radical protest poster whose roots were in the world of corporate promotion is celebrated at the People's History Museum in Manchester Paul Peter Piech,...
BY EUROPEANA 27.09.2016

GIF IT UP 2016

After successful runs in 2014 and 2015, GIF IT UP returns for its third year, and Europeana joins in again with our best open collections – see below!  GIF IT UP  is a challenge looking for the best...
BY Culture24 26.09.2016

Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond dives headlong into mental health at the Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome's new exhibition takes the 13th century Royal Bethlem Hospital as a focal point for a boundary-pushing exhibition, says Rachel Teskey Eva Kotátková, Asylum (2013). Installation view in...
BY Culture24 25.09.2016

Jarvis Cocker's curated a new exhibition in London based on his 90s art series Journeys to the Outside

Jarvis Cocker is revisiting the spirit of his Channel 4 series, Journeys to the Outside, in a new exhibition at The Gallery of Everything © Joas Souza, courtesy The Gallery of Everything In 1998, as...
BY Culture24 25.09.2016

Grunts and Grapples: These are the stars who made wrestling great for four decades in Britain

It's been almost 30 years since wrestling was cancelled on ITV. But the stars live on in a new exhibition featuring a film by Jeremy Deller © Courtesy gruntsandgrapples.com Just before the football...
BY EUROPEANA 22.09.2016

‘Miss Mousie’s Ball’ and ‘The ewe with the crooked horn’: animal-related songs and tunes from the Irish music tradition

This blog post was originally released on the Europeana Sounds blog. After a nice journey through Europeana Sounds items related to goats , let’s continue our series on animals and sounds...
BY Culture24 22.09.2016

This is the only surviving artificial leg made in Glasgow for a limbless First World War soldier

In 1916, Sir William Macewan, the Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow, used a speech at Glasgow City Chambers to warn that “a generation will pass” before “all the work...
Museums 22.09.2016

Meet the Long Max, the world’s biggest gun of 1917

Today we’re travelling back in time to visit the Great War’s biggest gun of 1917: the Lange Max (or the Long Max in English). Officially named “Battery Pommern”, this German gun, located in...