Milestones: Europeana Adds 20 Millionth Item & Collection of 7000 Photographs From Belgium Added to Database
Congrats and kudos to the Europeana team!
From the Europeana eNewsletter:
This October, Europeana’s content reached 20 million items, increasing the content ten-fold since its initial launch in 2008. The 20 millionth item is a painting of the Biblical story of David and Goliath painted by the celebrated Caravaggio in 1600-1601. Caravaggio worked predominantly on Christian themes, linking the sacred and the profane by giving his Biblical characters a raw authenticity and physical presence.
David and Goliath is part of the collections provided to Europeana by Kulturpool that brings content into Europeana from Austria. Its recently added collections also include various artefacts from ancient Egypt, ranging from toiletry items to kitchen utensils.
The recently added collections from the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), Belgium, have also made over 7,000 photographs available on Europeana. The photographs cover a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from art works from around the world to buildings and archaeological sites, or from furniture and textiles to sports and the Belgian Royal Family.
Read the Complete Newsletter
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An interview with the Executive Director of Europeana, Jill Cousins
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