January 19, 2022

New Digital Collection: Europeana Photography Unlocks Vast Archive of Historical Photography

From Europeana:

Europeana Photography is now launching as the outcome of a collaboration between Europeana and PHOTOCONSORTIUM, the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage. Giving access to a vast archive of historical images, it’s a treasure trove [more than 2.2 million items] of carefully selected pictures from the first 100 years of photography. The latest thematic collection on the Europeana platform, Europeana Photography presents high-quality images and compelling stories from Europe’s most astonishing historical picture collections.


Showcasing some of the works available through Europeana Photography is a new exhibition series. ‘The Pleasure of Plenty’ is all about opulence, with stunning vintage photographs that can be explored can be explored in minute detail. More exhibitions telling fascinating stories through vintage photography, but also focusing on the characteristics of the medium of photography will follow regularly. Themes and materials have been selected to interest everyone, from those with a passing interest, to the photography specialist.


Aimed at both the general public and professional users, this online showcase enhances visibility of Europeana’s photographic collections and encourages people to use them for their own projects, as 22% of the content is openly licensed. Educators may rejoice too, as improved search tools make Europeana Photography an unmissable resource, allowing the discovery of breathtaking collections that have previously stayed under the radar.

Direct to Europeana Photography

See Also: Early Victorian Photos Featured on New Website, William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné Launches Online (Feb. 10, 2017)

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.