Press releases

“Interactive platform Europeana Radio opens up access to Europe’s sound treasures”, 12th January 2017

Europeana Radio marks the beginning of easy and interactive access to Europe’s sound treasures, where listeners are free to browse, listen and tag. Launched by Europeana Sounds and Europeana Foundation, the platform will be available at from 12 January 2017… Read the full version in English, in French, in German, in Italian, or in Latvian.


“Europeana Sounds launches Europeana Music: music heritage to enjoy and explore”, 4th November 2016

Europeana Music, an exciting new web resource, launches officially on 4 November 2016. It brings together unique music content — from some of Mozart’s earliest recordings to Smashing Pumpkin concerts — from sound archives and other heritage institutions across Europe. A treasure trove of more than 250,000 unique cultural items for music professionals, academics and enthusiasts alike to discover… Read the full version in English, in French, in German or in Danish.


“Lydoptagelse af en syngende mongolsk kvinde hitter”, 7th October 2016

Kvindens sang og 12.050 andre lydoptagelser er Statsbibliotekets bidrag til Europeana Sounds
Hvad har en syngende kvinde fra Mongoliet med Danmark og Statsbiblioteket at gøre? Optagelsen med hende stammer fra 1930’erne. Den danske opdagelsesrejsende Henning Haslund-Christensen (1896-1948), foretog i sit liv flere rejser til Mongoliet, hvor han bl.a. indsamlede lydoptagelser af mongolsk folkesang… Read the full version in Danish.


“Per una collezione fonografica europea. Il contributo italiano al progetto Europeana Sounds (2014-2017)”, 4th October 2016

Evento organizzato nell’ambito del progetto europeo Europeana Sounds da Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche (ICCU) Istituto centrale per i beni sonori ed audiovisivi (ICBSA)… Read the full version in Italian and in English.


“Notiks Vikipēdijas edit-a-tons”, 29th February 2016

Sestdien, 12. martā, no plkst. 10:15 līdz 16:45 Latvijas Nacionālās bibliotēkas (LNB) Konferenču centrā notiks LNB un projekta “Europeana Sounds” rīkotais edit-a-tons*. Tā laikā ikvienam interesentam (neatkarīgi no tā, vai esat eksperts mūzikas jomā, vai Vikipēdijas biedrs, vai arī aizrautīgs Latvijas mūzikas vēstures interesents vai pētnieks) būs iespēja izveidot jaunas lappuses Latvijas Vikipēdijā par nozīmīgām personībām 20. gs. Latvijas mūzikas vēsturē, un bagātināt tās ar skaņu ierakstiem no LNB kolekcijas. Dalība un reģistrācija bez maksas… Read the full version in Latvian and in English.


“Η Wikipedia τραγουδάει ελληνικά!”, 15th February 2016

Την Τετάρτη 23 Μαρτίου, στις 2 το μεσημέρι και μέχρι τις 8.30 το βράδυ
ελάτε στη Μουσική Βιβλιοθήκη στο Μέγαρο για να συμμετέχετε εντελώς δωρεάν στο
Edit-a-thon που διοργανώνει η Μουσική Βιβλιοθήκη με τη συμμετοχή του
Εθνικού Μετσόβειου Πολυτεχνείου και του Nederlands Institute for Sound and Vision, στο πλαίσιο του Ευρωπαϊκού Προγράμματος Europeana SoundsRead the full version in Greek.


“Conférence Europeana Sounds 2015 : Le futur des sons historiques”, 7th September 2015

“La conférence internationale « Europeana Sounds 2015 : Le futur des sons historiques » se tiendra le vendredi 2 octobre 2015 à la BnF I François-Mitterrand. Cette conférence mettra en valeur le vaste patrimoine sonore européen : un trésor culturel majeur jusque-là souvent négligé”… Read the full version in French.


“Europeana Sounds: A gateway to Europe’s sound and music heritage”, 27th March 2014

“The Europeana Sounds project was launched on 1 February 2014. This three-year project, co-funded by the European Commission, will give online access to a critical mass of audiovisual digital-objects by January 2017. Over 540,000 high quality sound recordings will be available via Europeana, from classical and folk music, to environmental sounds from the natural world as well as oral memories” Read the full English version in PDF.

This press release is also available in DanishFrench, Gaelic, German, GreekItalian, Latvian, and Portuguese.


Press contact:
Axelle Bergeret-Cassagne
Communications Coordinator
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Phone: +33 153 79 38 63
Email: axelle.bergeret-cassagne(a)