Athena Plus



Athena Plus is a European project which aims to contribute large amounts of content to Europeana, to improve search and use of Europeana content and to experiment how enriched metadata can be used for tourism and educational tools and applications.

The main objectives of the AthenaPlus project are:

  • to contribute large quantities of content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums contents, and including in the consortium key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs) from several European countries;
  • to provide a better search, retrieval and use of Europeana content, improving terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API on content providers’ level;
  • to experiment how enriched metadata may be reused and adapted to users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools supporting development of tourist and didactic applications, which may be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or single content providers.

AthenaPlus will build on the successful experience developed by the previous ATHENA project, where LIDO and the ATHENA Ingestion Server and Mapping Tool (MINT) were developed, widely used across the Europeana’s ecosystem of projects, in order to further advance and complete the effective infrastructure and tools developed to support museums and other cultural institutions in their work to making available digital content through Europeana.

For more information

  • Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche ICCU
  • UMA Information Technology GmbH UMA
  • Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis KMKG
  • PACKED Expertisecentrum Digitaal Erfgoed Vzw PACKED
  • Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen Vzw OKV
  • Michael Culture Aisbl MICHAEL
  • The Cyprus Institute Limited CYL
  • Narodni Muzeum-National Museum NM
  • Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium EVKM
  • Ministère de la culture et de la communication MCC
  • Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz SPK
  • Philipps Universitaet Marburg UNIMAR
  • National Technical University of Athens NTUA
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism HMCT
  • Petofi Irodalmi Muzeum PIM
  • Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma BNCRM
  • Board of the National Museum of Ireland NMI
  • Lietuvos Dailes Muziejus LAM
  • Stowarzyszenie Miedzynarodowe Centrum Zarzadzania Informacja ICIMSS
  • Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine IPCHS
  • Departament de Cultura - Generalitat de Catalunya GenCat
  • Fundacio privada i2cat, Internet i innovacio digital a Catalunya i2CAT
  • Collections Trust Lbg CT
  • Riksarkivet RA
  • Siauliu Ausros Muziejus Valstybes Biudzetine Istaigasam SAM
  • Muzej za umjetnost i obrt MUO
  • Ajuntament de Girona SGDAP
  • University of Patras UP
  • Kulturas Informacijas Sistemu Centrs KIS
  • Association Européenne pour la Culture Juive EAJC
  • Université de Savoie UniSav
  • Biblioteca Academiei Române BAR
  • Association Dedale Dedale
  • Université Pierre Mendes France UPMF
  • Central Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences CL-BAS
  • Institutul National al Patrimoniului INP
  • Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium KIK-irpa
  • Istituto Luigi Sturzo ILS
  • Local Government Management Agency LGMA
03/2013 to 09/2015