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.