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Europeana is Europe’s platform for digital cultural heritage, empowering cultural heritage institutions to share their collections with the world. Through the Europeana collections website, millions of cultural heritage items from around 4,000 institutions across Europe are available online. We work to share and promote this heritage so that it can be used and enjoyed by people across the world. Our work contributes to an open, knowledgeable and creative society. The Europeana Foundation is the organisation tasked by the European Commission with developing a digital cultural heritage platform for Europe.

Europeana DSI is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility.

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People involved in the action

Isabel Crespo

Isabel Crespo, Business Development Coordinator for Education

Isabel Crespo develops partnerships with relevant players in education, including MoEs, industry and non-profit organizations in order to promote the reuse of digital culture in formal and informal settings. She possesses a BD in Political Sciences, a MA in Cultural Management and a MSc in Corporate Communications. She’s been working as a consultant for the Administration and in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, where she was involved in educational projects.

Hugo Manguinhas

Hugo Manguinhas, Product Manager API

Product Manager for APIs at Europeana Foundation. His main focus is to shape the vision of the APIs and ensure sustainable and consistent development of the products. He is also involved in the elaboration of requirements and specifications that contribute to the further development of the Europeana Data Model. Prior to Europeana, Hugo has been involved in several European Projects as a Researcher working at the Lisbon Technical University and INESC-ID Portugal in subjects such as interoperability, linked open data and semantic technologies from which he takes his enthusiasm for his current position at Europeana.

Fiona Mowat

Fiona Mowat, Data Ingestion Specialist

As Data Ingestion Specialist at the Europeana Foundation, Fiona helps partners publish their data in Europeana Collections and advises on Europeana's standards and quality frameworks. Before coming to Europeana she completed a PhD in Classics from the University of Edinburgh based on a digital database of museum objects (Roman funerary memorials) and their historical and archaeological context. She was simultaneously employed by the University working on library collections management, digitisation, and cataloguing projects. Fiona also has a passion for all aspects of archaeological finds recording and has written several academic publications on this subject.

Ad Polle

Ad Pollé, Senior CHI Coordinator

Ad Pollé started his career as a project manager in publishing (art magazines, exhibition catalogues). He worked for more than a decade for the Eye Filmmuseum, the Dutch institute for cinematography. As manager of the Film collection department, he was working in film restoration & digitisation, online presentation and international cooperation. He joined Europeana in 2012, first as project manager of the long-running crowdsourcing projects. Europeana 1914-1918 and 1989, later as a collection manager and, since October 2019 as Coordinator of the CHI Community.

Malgorzata Szynkielewska

Małgorzata Szynkielewska, Content & Exhibitions Coordinator

As Content and Exhibitions Coordinator, Maggy works across multiple teams overseeing the production process of Europeana Online Exhibitions and finding ways to engage Europeana’s audience with digital cultural heritage. Maggy holds a BA in Information and Book Studies, BA in Information Services and Management, as well as an International Master in Digital Library Learning from a joint consortium of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway), Tallinn University (Estonia) and the University of Parma (Italy).

Nicholas Jarrett

Nicholas Jarrett, Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager at Europeana Foundation. He has ten years experience working in digital marketing in not for profit sectors, for one of the UK’s leading universities and now at Europeana. He writes and implements evidence-based marketing plans, and led the communication and dissemination activity for Horizon 2020 project GIFT.

Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis, Project and Business Development Coordinator

As Project and Business Development Coordinator at Europeana, Michelle oversees the general coordination of projects related to Generic Services and Horizon 2020. She holds a Master in Strategic Management, and prior to Europeana, she worked as an International Business Developer for an eLearning company. Michelle is passionate about art and history, and she joined Europeana in 2019 in the Reuse team.

Lianne Heslinga, Metadata Coordinator

Lianne Heslinga started working for the Europeana Foundation recently as Metadata Coordinator in the Data Publishing Services Team. For the ARMA project, she will help the partners publish their data on the Europeana website and provide advice and assistance concerning the Europeana datamodel and quality standards. Previously, she worked in the field of Digital Humanities in several roles, with activities varying from the ingestion of multilingual text editions to research and the instigation of new approaches.

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