EU Ministers pick their top treasures in Europeana.

EU Ministers pick their top treasures in Europeana.

From football boots to spaceships, from mediaeval comics to Caravaggio. EU Ministers pick their top treasures in Europeana. Digitised versions of the very best of Europe’s sporting, literary, artistic and cultural heritage will be in the spotlight in Brussels, today. EU Culture Ministers have chosen their top treasures to add to the 23 million books, artworks, photographs and other items on Europeana, Europe’s digital library, archive and museum.

Their choices are as wide and varied as Europe’s rich history. Many ministers have also given the story behind their choices in blog posts being published on the Europeana website over the coming days.
These items and the theme of cultural heritage as a driver of innovation are on the agenda at the high-level Brussels event.

It will also launch Hack4Europe 2012 which challenges Europe’s digital designers, programmers and developers to come up with innovative applications based on the open data and wealth of cultural objects in Europeana. The Commission has proposed a sustainable funding solution for Europeana and related activities for 2014-2020 as part of the digital services infrastructures to be supported by the Connecting Europe Facility.
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