Home page

The home page includes various discovery aids:

  • A menu that allows users to go to the search page, the institution and collection pages, navigate through the EKT types and historical periods as well as choose a language
  • A search form
  • An interactive timeline that allows users to navigate by choosing centuries or historical period
  • An interactive tag cloud with popular content types
  • An interactive pie chart with the largest collections hosted by
  • A resource-a-day suggestion for random exploration

Through the interactive home page timeline, users can see content volume time per century. By choosing a column, users are led to the resources dated within this period. One can see the names of the historical periods on the grey background.

Search results

Search results appear paginated by 30 items. For each item a preview image and the values ​​of selected metadata fields are displayed.

You can filter the results with facet queries in specific fields including homogenized type (EKT type), homogenized historical period (ESF historical period), homogenized dating (EKT chronology) at 50 years periods, the original Europeana type, thematic category, collection / repository and rights (licenses for digital file use). The values ​​of the filters ‘EKT type', 'EKT historical period' and 'Institution/collection' appear hierarchically. There are buttons with which you can choose natural order of results (alphabetical or chronological) or in order of descending popularity.

Item View

For each result you can choose to see details in the Item View, clicking on title or thumbnail of the item or it can open on a separate tab by clicking on the eye symbol «».

Item View includes a thumbnail and a set of traits and values. The result of the semantic enrichment (EKT type of item, EKT historical period and EKT dating) appear separately from the other metadata, in their own box. Values that include reference to vocabularies and thesauri appear as links leading to corresponding documentation pages. Below the thumbnail, you will find links to the digital file (for direct upload), found in the original record page of the originating institution's repository, the name of the organization and the collection / repository, the license of the digital file, as well as social network share buttons.

Institutions and collections has two separate pages for presenting institutions and their collections. They are accessible from the menu by selecting "Browse""Institutions" or "Browse""Collections", respectively. The former shows the list of content providers with their collections and the latter the list of collections. Users can select a specific institution or collection and see in a dedicated page more details with various means for navigating through the collections.

Browse by EKT types

You can browse through EKT types by selecting the option "Browse""EKT Types" in the menu.

EKT Types appear hierarchically grouped in 7 categories: "Two-Dimensional Graphics", "Three-Dimensional Graphics", "Text", "Recordings", "Projection Material and Video Recordings", "Scores" and "Cartographic Material". Each type is a link that leads to the results page with the corresponding items. Each type is accompanied by the number of records under it and an symbol which leads to the corresponding term of the Vocabulary of Item Types on

Browse by EKT historical periods

You can browse through EKT historical periods by selecting the option "Browse""EKT historical periods" in the menu.

EKT historical periods appear hierarchically. Each period is a link leading to the results page with the corresponding records and is followed by the number of records and an symbol which leads to the corresponding term page in the Hellenic historical periods vocabulary in For "Bronze Age" in particular (3200 – 1050 BC) users can view the corresponding 3 cultures (Cycladic, Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations) of that era in Greece. Users can use the "broader" and "narrower" options for viewing the search results.