Europe's culture - collected for you.

Europeana Collections brings you material from the famous and the not-so-famous (but always fascinating) libraries, museums, galleries and archives of Europe. Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, sculpture and sheet music, videos and sound recordings, diaries and maps - they’re all here. No need to travel the continent, either physically or virtually!

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Silver cups and their stories: connections across Europe


During our campaigns like Europeana Migration and Europeana 1914-1918 , we bring a digital perspective to our Collection Days with partner institutions all...


From Georg Friedrich to George Frideric: Händel’s miraculous migration


In the early 18th century, London was the eldorado for musicians, offering fame and fortune to anyone who had something new or exclusive to boast. Foreign...


Pola Negri: Woman of the World


In advance of the 15th annual Silent Movie Festival , Katarzyna Wajda from National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, introduces the cinematic life of...


Percy Grainger: shanties, folksongs and letters to Grieg


Percy Grainger and Nina Grieg at the piano (Bergen Library, no known rights restrictions) This blog tells the story of how digitisation for cultural...


Pictures in focus: Migrants, then and now


Today, Manuele Buono, of AEDEKA srl in Italy, talks about a photograph taken on board a ship arriving at Ellis Island in the early 20th century. The deck of...

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