During 2016 the Europeana Sounds project consortium curated the Europeana Music Collections. We’ve explored plenty of themes over the year including European composers, Mongolian folk music, the Vienna court opera and Antonio Salieri and now we’re ready to find some more for 2017. The curation has involved our project partners highlighting the sheer breadth of audio heritage which is available in Europeana Music and highlighting musical gems which may have otherwise been hidden to the untrained searcher.

Now we’re offering the opportunity to any other musical aficionados . Do you work in a cultural heritage organisation that has its music collection published in Europeana? Then have a go at curating Europeana Music this year!

Benefits of curation can include:

  • Highlighting your own collections which have been aggregated into Europeana Music,
  • Increased traffic to your own online music collections,
  • Present your collection in a broader European context,
  • Connect with other European sound archives,
  • Developing new skills focussed on the communication of complex topics.

In order to curate Europeana Music we ask that you;

  • Write a couple of blog posts which highlight your theme and can be published over the course of the month,
  • Choose a new hero image for the front page of the site,
  • Carefully select specific data entry points,
  • Publish new playlists on Soundcloud.

You’ll also have the opportunity to develop new virtual exhibitions and collaborate with other sound archives who have published their collections in Europeana. If this sounds like something that is up your street and you’d like to find out which months are available in 2017, get in touch with Tom Miles, Metadata Manager for Europeana Sounds ([email protected]).

More info on Europeana Music Collections here, and here.