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Europeana eNews May 2016

Queen Summer or the tourney of the Lily and the Rose... / penned & portrayed by Walther Crane | Gallica

Queen Summer or the tourney of the Lily and the Rose…

In this newsletter:
  • Gustav Mahler and the Vienna Court Opera
  • Do you love fairy tales? Meet Queen Summer..
  • Create your own versions of #Europeana280 artworks with our new app
  • Is there life on Mars? A short history about our interest in space exploration
  • Hand-coloured slides of early 20-century Norway 

Gustav Mahler was the director of the Vienna Court Opera from 1897 to 1907. Mediathek CC BY-SA

Gustav Mahler and the Vienna Court Opera

The Vienna Court Opera was the carefully planned highlight of Gustav Mahler’s career as a conductor. On the 11th of May, 1897 he debuted as a chapelmaster with Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” (with Hermann Winkelmann as Lohengrin and Louise Ehrenstein as Elsa). Half a year later, on 8 October, he became the director of the Vienna Court Opera and held this position until 1907.
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Queen Summer or the tourney of the Lily and the Rose by Walter Crane, 1891. National Library of France, public domain

Do you love fairy tales? Meet Queen Summer

Did you love fairy tales growing up? Perhaps, as an adult, you still enjoy their magic, often brought to life through beautiful illustrations. There are plenty of fairy tales in Europeana Collections, but one, Queen Summer: The Tourney of the Lily and the Rose stands out.
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Create your own versions of #Europeana280 artworks with our new app

Time to get creative! With CREATE – Colourapp.eu, you can create your own versions of the paintings from #Europeana280 selections, using your own photos as colour inspiration. The app works on most of modern smartphones, tablets and computers. You can download your artwork or share it on social media.  
Explore CREATE – Colourapp.eu

Mars, by Percival Lowell,…, National Library Of France, public domain

Is there life on Mars? A short history of our interest in space exploration

Today we know more than ever about the mountains, volcanos, canyons, and plains of the planets of our solar system, with space probes going as far as Pluto to send back images. In the late 1800s, two astronomers in different continents gave us a deeper – but flawed – look at other worlds, specifically Mars. 
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Hand-coloured slides of early 20-century Norway

On our new Pinterest board, we highlight hand-coloured sildes by the Norwegian photographer Anders Beer Wilse (1865-1949). His photography visually documented Norway in the early to mid-20th century.

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Queen Summer or the tourney of the Lily and the Rose... / penned & portrayed by Walther Crane | Gallica

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