Europeana on Pinterest

Europeana, the site that hosts millions of digital images from European museums, libraries, and archives, now has a Pinterest page.

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As can be seen from the image above, the images have been organized into categories and themes.  This makes it much easier to find specific items, like Meissen porcelain or maps, or to search across media for a theme or style, like Art Nouveau or Angels. In addition to creating personal boards to “collect” images that might be useful for research or in a presentation, using Pinterest also allows users to discover other images, since users can be taken back to Europeana’s site, which provides basic metadata with links to other works by specific artists or in a specific style, a link to the owning museum, and a suggestion of “other items you may be interested in.”