Friday, January 02, 2009

Europeana Cultural digital database


Students of European Arts and History may be interested in visiting the relaunched digital archive that is known as Europeana. 

Within Europeana you can search through millions of digital items provided by Europe's museums and galleries, archives, libraries and audio-visual organsiations.

Searching in Europeana is simple. Just ask yourself whowhatwhere or when you are interested in and type these words into Europeana's search box. If you are stuck for ideas try:

  • Who: Names of actors, authors, architects, artists, choreographers, composers, conductors, dancers, film directors, musicians or photographers.
  • What: Words from titles of books, poems, newspapers, paintings, photographs, films or television programmes.
  • Where: Names of towns, cities or countries within Europe or around the world.
  • When: Dates (e.g. 1945) such as the year you were born in or a famous date in history or a period (e.g. Roman or Medieval).

Using the advanced search you can search specifically for words in titles, for names of creators (e.g. authors, artists, musicians etc.) or dates (e.g. 1945). Alternatively you can combine your search terms (e.g. title: hamlet and date: 1983).

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