EUscreen releases new series of Virtual Exhibitions

The EUscreen collection now includes over 40,000 clips, programmes, documents, audio recordings and photographs from Europe's television history. These are presented on a multilingual portal, which was launched on the 2011 World Day of Audiovisual Heritage. In order to help site visitors navigate this content researchers, experts and members of its partner broadcasters and audiovisual archives have created a series of online exhibitions. These exhibitions cover historical events, political debates and everyday life in Europe.

EUscreen is a major pan-European multimedia initiative now at the heart of Europeana, the European digital library. Its inter-archival exhibitions add new meaning to a wonderful collection of unique television material. The tools designed for these exhibitions allow for the insertion of multimedia materials from all the project’s content providers and link back to the original items on the site, where users can find out more about them, share the links or get in touch with the providers themselves.

On the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, a brand new series of exhibitions will be added to the site. This includes an exhibition about Taboo and Controversy, Dutch dreams that prepared the way for the national broadcasting terrain, and a grand tour of RTÉ's rich past. Visit the exhibitions at

Until November 1st, you can vote for EUscreen to win the People's Lovie Award: the Award for the Best of the EU web. Cast your vote and celebrate audiovisual heritage at