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Cosmina Berta looks at a wall-mounted display of her artworks.

Cosmina Berta uses Europeana's rich resources to craft new art and narratives that inspire audiences and generate commercial success.

black and white photograph, a number of people in an office looking at equipment.

Discover a new way to explore what's popular on Europeana

an aerial photograph of an archaeological site, showing the ruined remains of old walls and buildings.

Discover the past and present history of a major European archaeological site in Burgundy

collage of three colour photographs: views of a bridge over a river in Bad Ischl, a red house near the sea in Bodø and a building behind a river in Tartu.

Cities in Austria, Estonia and Norway hold the title

two men hold colourful nativity scenes on the main square of Krakow

In Krakow, Poland, making nativity scenes is seen as a cultural tradition going back centuries.

colour photograph, jigsaw pieces falling out of a yellow cardboard cylinder tube.

From an invention by a London cartographer to competitive puzzling championships

Collage of multiple cross-sections through a single apple.

How apples found their way into everyday language from Shakespeare to Cockney rhyming slang

colour photograph, a close-up of the face of a statue of Anne Frank

From Anne Frank to Cornelis Lely: commemorating 20th century figures and events in stone

painting, crowds of people ice skating among trees and houses.

Play and create with Europeana

Visitors to the Maritime Museum, including one wheelchair user, look at a model ship in a glass case. Behind them are several portraits and an information board with the title Leuvehaven.

Weaving stories of port and city with present-day personal testimony

Black and white photograph of a small child biting an apple. A bowl of apples on a low table in front of him.

Symbolic apples from Adam and Eve to Isaac Newton, via fairy tale and ancient myth

An etching of an elk

From Dracula’s castle to coral reefs, experience world culture with this global webcam tour

colour illustration of two whirling dervishes, with yellow, orange and green clothing

Mevlevi music found its way to Europe through a combination of historical events, cultural exchange and the global fascination with Sufism and mysticism

colour drawing showing a view of Bregenz and lake from a hill.

Cultural connections between the UK and Europe

black and white illustration, boats being tossed around in very rough seas while buildings in the city of Lisbon in the background collapse.

The earthquake was one of Europe's worst natural disasters

monochrome illustration, portrait of Alexandre Dumas who sits with his arms crossed at a desk with books and papers

The influence of The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask and The Count of Monte Cristo on film, theatre and music

colour photograph of a football team before a match, they were blue jerseys and white shorts.

First black footballer to play for the Italian national team

a muted but colourful canvas depicting a city square at dusk. The square is lined with green trees, and surrounded by houses, mansions and a church. All buildings are brightly lit from the inside.

The fascination for discovering the world through optical views endures over time

colour photograph of a wooden railway station building.

Head architect of Swedish State Railways (Statens Järnvägar) who designed 250 train stations

black and white photograph of Josephine Baker who wears a ball gown

Inspiring photographers and designers

black and white photograph of several black people descending a gangway from a ship

Reflections on a year honouring those who came from the Caribbean to Britain

Black violinist and composer who rubbed shoulders with Beethoven, King George, and Thomas Jefferson

watercolour painting of a path by a lake in a park, a woman sits on a park bench under trees in a variety of shades of green.

Artist from Gotland who lived in Switzerland and Paris

black and white photograph, a plane at night on an airport runway

Photos capturing dramatic scenes of Finland's first-ever airline hijack