Development updates and roadmap

Updated: June 26 2017

This page highlights the features and improvements planned for Europeana Collections. Priorities may change while we work on certain features.

Our aim is to release new features early and frequently in order to get your feedback to make them better. As such, not everything will be perfect on first release, and we appreciate your patience and help in testing the new and updated services. Don't hesitate to give us your feedback via the "Feedback" button in the corner of your screen,

Completed projects and improvements

Visit our release overview page on GitHub for an overview of completed changes and improvements per version of Europeana Collections. Our aim is to release a new version of Europeana Collections every three weeks.


What we are working on now

  • A new release of the Europeana Fashion Collections, with an improved landing page and a new image gallery feature. DONE!
  • Improved display of blogposts in Europeana Collections. ONGOING.
  • Upgrade all exhibitions to the same improved layout and user experience as used in the Faces of Europe exhibitions. DONE!.
  • Ability to publish events that are of interest to the public e.g. exhibitions or crowdsourcing events. DONE!
  • Begin the development and integration of the Europeana 1914-1918 into Europeana Collections as a Thematic Collection (currently europeana1914-18.eu). First stage DONE!
  • Add support for users to search in DPLA, Trove and DigitalNZ from within Collections. First stage DONE!

What we will work on in July - September 2017

  • Add support for users to browse all topics, resource types and persons present in Europeana, finding information about them and the objects in Europeana that are related to them. INITIATED
  • Add support for autosuggestions in search, which will suggest persons, topics and places to you based on your search query. INITIATED