Europeana Case Study: The Minister’s Selection

Or what the oldest known depiction of a Dutchman can tell us about Europeana as a tool for Cultural Heritage Institutions.

15 November 2012

On May 9th, 2012 the European ministers of Culture presented their favourite art objects from the Europeana collection. The former Dutch State Secretary of Culture, Halbe Zijlstra, chose a miniature from the Europeana collection; ‘The Egmond Gospels’, which contains the oldest conserved image of a Dutchman.

‘The Egmond Gospels’

The State Secretary’s choice, ‘The Egmond Gospels’ is the subject of a case study by Kennisland which discusses the findability and the presentation  of the object on Europeana and the website of the Royal Library. The case study illuminates a couple of challenges surrounding the digital presentation  of cultural heritage objects. Based on the case study, four recommendations are made for the online disclosure of digital objects and the presentation of collection metadata online.

Download the case study here.

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