31 January 2014

Europeana release the second version of its Open Culture App, now bigger and better

Screenshots of the second version of the Europeana Open Culture App. Courtesy: Europeana.eu

Europeana, Europe’s digital library, museum and culture-repository, has launched the second version of its free App, which is available both for Android and iOS.

This App, developed by Glimworm, provides more than 350,000 high-resolution images, coming from seventeen top cultural institution across Europe and browsable according to four themes: Maps and PlansImages of the PastTreasures of Art and Treasures of Nature

The App allows as well to share and "pin" the images in the most importan social networks, allowing therefore the user to create its own, customized virtual museum. 

This new version of Europeana Open Culture App, which is available for free in Play Store and the App Store, it's far more than a minor update to the already existing one: as Jill Cousins, Europeana Executive Director, points out

"The response to Europeana Open Culture has been great. The app was downloaded thousands of times and was one of the top free educational apps. We’ve listened to the feedback from our first customers and added new content, new functionality and of course, made the app available for all Android and all Apple tablets." 

The App, which is available in seven languages, sports under the hood a real, open source code, made available to developers and enthusiast via the popular platform GitHub

Stefano Sbarbati





  • PIN - Università di Firenze
  • Salzburg Research
  • Universidade de Coimbra
  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
  • MFG Baden-Württemberg

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