Europeana adds Jewish culture

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A new project will provide open access to Jewish culture collections through Europeana, Europe’s digital library, museum and archive.

Funded through the European Commission eContentplus programme, JUDAICA Europeana will document Jewish contribution to Europe’s cities. It will include contributions from 12 institutions in London, Frankfurt, Athens, Bologna, Budapest, Jerusalem, Paris, Rome and Warsaw.

JUDAICA Europeana will begin by digitising millions of pages and thousands of other items selected from the collections of its partner libraries, archives and museums. The next stage will be to aggregate other digital collections on Jews in European cities — wherever they may be.

The target audiences for JUDAICA Europeana include universities and schools, heritage professionals, tourists, family history researchers and the general public.