January 25, 2022

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

See Also: Continuously Updated List of New Content Added to Europeana

See Also: Australia: ABC Radio Airs Segment About Europeana
An interview with the Executive Director of Europeana, Jill Cousins

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.