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March 10, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Top 10 Europeana objects for February

This is the Top 10 of most viewed objects in Europeana based on the number of pageviews on http://www.europeana.eu, for the month of February 2011. Note that these 10 account for less than 0.7% of the total number object pages viewed: Europeana is the ultimate Long Tail application.

1. Girl with a Pearl Earring – Vermeer, from the Mauritshuis. This wonderful museum is about 1200m from the Europeana offices 🙂
Meisje met de parel

2. a video of the presentation of the 1996 spring/summer collection of Mode Lacroix:
Mode Lacroix

3. Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica by Isaac Newton:
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, autore Is. Newton,...
Note: I am pretty sure we had a better scanned version of this book, but it seems to have vanished?

4. a drawing by Donatello:
Un enfant ailé ; un enfant nu, de dos ; et un enfant vêtu, de dos

5. A Valentine’s card, featured in the Europeana eNewsletter:
Painting - Finished artwork and graphic for cover and interior for comic Valentine card. Image depicts two cupids and large red heart.

6. The Temple Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls:
The Temple Scroll

7. A pencil drawing by Henri Regnault:
Orphée aux Enfers

8. A modern sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, called Apple Core:
Apple Core

9. A 1963 issue of Vogue Paris:
Vogue Paris Original VADS Collection: London College of Fashion: Paper Patterns

10. A 20th century pastiche/rendering of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus by Raoul Duffy:
La naissance de Vénus d'après Botticelli

The fashion items and the Valentine’s card were featured in the eNewsletter, which proves that this newsletter is an effective way of promoting individual objects in Europeana.

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