Europeana Sounds

Europeana Sounds

The Europeana Sounds project has come to an end, but rest assured, you can still enjoy the treasures of Europe’s sound heritage!

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The Europeana Sounds project ran from February 2014 to January 2017. Although Europeana Sounds, based at the British Library, continues to be an aggregator for audio and audio-related material for Europeana, this website, which highlighted activities of the project, is no longer active.

For more information about Europeana Sounds and its achievements, please follow these links:

About the project:

Prior to the project, tens of thousands of audio items dating back to the invention of the first sound recorders were waiting to be discovered in numerous museums, archives and libraries throughout Europe. 24 partners decided to take up the challenge to gather those sound collections, to enrich and aggregate metadata for them in order to fit on one online platform,, to improve the domain constraints caused by copyright, to innovate with user-friendly tools, and last but not least, to communicate about the project and its outcomes.

The Europeana Sounds team set the bar high and significant achievements were reached between 2014 and 2017. Here is an overview of the results:

Europeana Sounds is proud to provide its audiences with rich and resourceful collections, to share knowledge on sound heritage and to promote European culture.

It is time for the Europeana Sounds project team to say farewell for now, we hope that you enjoyed your journey with us.



European UnionThe Europeana Sounds project was co-funded by the European Commission's ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.