The project aims to increase the amount of high-quality digital content for Europe’s rich heritage of archaeological monuments, historic buildings, cultural landscapes and artefacts that is accessible online through Europeana and available for reuse.

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During the project partners will enrich the quality of existing collections, add new collections and carry out targeted digitisation. Work to map vocabularies and to increase the use of multilingual Linked Open Data will help to raise the quality of the metadata and will also result in a set of services for archaeology being made available to Europeana aggregators and content providers. The content provided by the project will be directly available to users through the Archaeology thematic collection.

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Ivory Game Piece with Figures, Hunt Museum, CC0, 12th Century

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We are delighted to announce that as a result of this project, 200 archaeological artefacts from the Hunt Collection have been photographed or 3D scanned, the results of research from museum docents have been included in meta-data and then published on the Europeana website as part of the Archaeology collection. You can see the full collection HERE

As a result of this project, artefacts from the Hunt collection are now more easily located by researchers, educators and students through online searches, thus increasing the audience for our cultural heritage. 

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Coiled Bronze Brooch, Hunt Museum, CC0, Iron Age

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The Europeana Archaeology project is lead by the University of Vilnius Faculty of Communication with the following consortium members:

  • Data Archiving and Networked Services (KNAW-DANS), The Netherlands
  • Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche (ICCU), Italy
  • Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (KMKG-MRAH), Belgium
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (UNIBO), Italy
  • Universidad de Jaén (UJA-IUIAI), Spain
  • Athina – Erevnitiko Kentro Kainotomias Stis Technologies Tis Pliroforias Ton Epikoinonion Kai Tis Gnosis (ATHENA R.C.), Greece
  • Technologiko Panepistimio Kyprou (CUT), Cyprus
  • The Hunt Museum (HM), Ireland
  • Institutul Naţional al Patrimoniului (INP), Romania
  • Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (SPK), Germany
  • Lunida Ltd (Lunida), United Kingdom
  • Musée d’Archéologie nationale Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (MAN), France
  • 2Culture Associates Ltd (2Culture), United Kingdom
  • Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen Stiftung Oeffentlichen Rechts (UGOE), Germany
  • Muzej za umjetnost i obrt (MUO), Croatia

Co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

Explore the database of 3D objects HERE

For more information:

Overview of the Europeana Archaeology Project

Europeana Full Collection

Europeana Recent Posts