Welcome to the Europeana collaboration page on the Meta! This is a portal focused on sharing Europeana's resources with the public and improving Wikipedia's (and its sister projects) coverage of topics related to Europeana's partners collections.
Europeana is a non profit foundation that enables everyone to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.
More than 2,000 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana. These range from major international names like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library in London and the Louvre in Paris to regional archives and local museums from every member of the European Union. Together, their assembled collections let users explore Europe's cultural and scientific heritage from prehistory to the modern day.
The goal of this particular page is to foster collaboration between Wikimedia projects and Europeana, in order to make european cultural works more discoverable to the public. We intend to do this through the creation of related Wikipedia content and digitalization of materials on Commons. If you are interested in helping us please leave your username in the participants section. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to post them on the talk page.
Wikipedia has an active community of editors who are potential GLAM e-volunteers. Europeana shows material from over 2000 GLAMs, with their curators, librarians and archivists: What could happen if we can get these communities to share content and work together?
— David Haskiya, 2012
News: Europeana special First World War Award for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013
- November 2013
Europeana has announced the winning picture of the Special Award for the best photo of a First World War-related photo. Europeana has been an official partner of the Wiki Loves Monuments contest since 2011, sponsoring each year a special category award. First, it was Art Nouveau (2011) and in 2012 it was GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) buildings. On this years’ edition Europeana has facilitated a special prize for the best participating photograph of a monument related to the First World War.
During September 2013, 2.605 submitted photographs were tagged to the ‘First World War related monuments’ category. Europeana team shortlisted 25 photographs and then opened the final decision round to the community, so they could vote for their favorites on Facebook. Every ‘like’ counted as a vote.
The photo of the Cemetery of German soldiers in Tişiţa (a township in the city of Mărăşeşti, Vrancea County, Moldavia, Romania) received the most votes so is the winner of this year edition. Congratulations to the photographer, Elena Loredana, who will receive a high resolution aluminium print of her winning picture. The German Cemetery is one of the testimonials of the Battle of Mărăşeşti, which took place during First World War, between the Kingdom of Romania and the German Empire.
The photo was submitted by the ElenaLoredana, who will receive a large-scale aluminium print of her photograph.
Thanks to all the participants. Wikimedia works throughout the year on bringing together the sum of all human knowledge and sharing it with everyone around the globe. In a similar way, Europeana brings together all cultural heritage from around Europe for everyone to enjoy. We would like to use this opportunity to thank Europeana for their continous support for Wiki Loves Monuments.