AthenaPlus is a CIP best practice network started in March 2013 and ending in October 2015. The consortium is composed by 40 partners from 21 Member States countries.

The principal objectives of the AthenaPlus project are to:

  • Contribute more than 3.6 millions metadata records to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums content, with key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs).
  • Improve search, retrieval and re-use of Europeana’s content, bettering multilingual terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API for Content Providers;
  • Experiment with enriched metadata their re-use adapted for users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools that support the development of virtual exhibitions, tourist and didactic applications, to be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or individual Content Providers.


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AthenaPlus International Conference
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International Conference / Conferenza internazionale

GLAMs going digital!  Multilingualism, Creativity, Reuse /

Le istituzioni culturali e il digitale! Multilinguismo, creatività, riuso

In cooperation / in cooperazione con

National Library of Rome / Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma

Roma, 20.21 October 2015

Venue / Sede:
Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma
Viale Castro Pretorio 105
00185 Roma

Free access, mandatory registration / Accesso libero, iscrizione obbligatoria

Simultaneous translation / Traduzione simultanea (EN/IT)


AthenaPlus highlights
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Specialist Training material : TMP user manuals and semantic mapping procedures.
This document, D4.4, presents the material prepared by WP4 for cultural institutions managing multilingual terminologies. Cultural institutions from the GLAM sector need to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Semantic Web principles, the existing standard and supporting technologies. The documentation and the training schedule proposed in this deliverable intends to fill this need.
See the first newsletter on the TMP (PDF, 216 kb)
Training materials for supporting the use of the AthenaPlus tools.
This concise document, D5.4, presents an overview of the available training materials for using MOVIO as a tool to create virtual exhibitions. As other components of the AthenaPlus creative tools are released, the available materials will be enlarged. This report starts with an overview of the training materials platforms and media (wiki and video), followed by the plans regarding national trainings and making the link with WP6.  Dowload the dedicated brochure (PDF, 5512 kb).

DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE AND TOURISM Recommendations for cultural institutions version 1.0, 2 October 2014, cover detail

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DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE AND TOURISM Recommendations for cultural institutions, version 1.0, 2 October 2014

The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in cooperation with the AthenaPlus Consortium, in the occasion of the International Conference "The reuse of digital cultural content in education, tourism and leisure: an opportunity for cultural institutions and creative industries, an investment for the future", held in Rome, last 2 October 2014, presented a set of recommendations addressed to the cultural institutions that aim to promote their heritage and tourism offer through the use of technology and digital means, thus giving tourism a boost.
The text is available in English (ENG, 1254 kb) and Italian (PDF, 1210 kb)

LIDO implementation metodology

Do you want to become a new user of LIDO? Are you seeking to employ LIDO in general, however with information relevant for exporting data to Europeana also being included?

Read the results of the deliverable "Survey and description of existing mapping models to LIDO" edited within WP2 of AthenaPlus.  We have created a LIDO implementation methodology. The basis for the method is advice about what an organisation should be doing to properly manage and catalogue their collection.

Download the document (PDF, 1116 kb)

AthenaPlus Videos
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interactive knowledge map
eCulture Map
BNCR pilot exhibition integration



Out now: AthenaPlus creative tools

The AthenaPlus team is delighted to present to you its creative tools and applications developed over the past three years. All tools - MOVIO, City Quest, SchoolTrip, eCultureMap, and Urban Explore are available online or for download. More


Free Interactive AthenaPlus Tools Workshops | 30 September 2015

Join Collections Trust for a free one-day workshop which will provide training on two open source and free-to-use tools developed during the AthenaPlus project. The two tools we will be focusing on are: MOVIO: a tool to build online virtual exhibitions CityQuest: a tool that enables you to easily create a quest online, and publish it to a mobile app The workshop will start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00. The morning session will provide an introduction to the tools mentioned above and the afternoon session will give you an opportunity to use the tools to build your own applications. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. More


Tea Trail London

Designed for tea lovers in London, the new Europeana mobile trail guides visitors through the city’s favourite tea-drinking places while showcasing collection highlights of this most British of pastimes.More


Exploring Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse in Field Trip

We’re excited to let you know that you can now discover Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse in Field Trip, a free app for Android and iOS, thanks to the Austrian National Library’s collaboration in Europeana’s pilot project with Niantic Labs.More


AthenaPlus at the Informatie Aan Zee conference in September 2015, Belgium

New dissemination of the AthenaPlus creative tools - such as MOVIO, CityQuest and School Trip - will happen as part of the Informatie Aan Zee conference in September 2015 in Ostend (Belgium). During the second day of the conference, Barbara Dierickx (PACKED Belgium) will present the AthenaPlus tools in a 30 minute presentation.More