How to create and use a Europeana account

Creating a Europeana account allows you to save your favourite items and create public and private galleries. It's quick and easy – here's how.

How to join.

To make an account, click Login/Join in the top menu. Then, on the registration page, enter your email address, choose a username and create and confirm a secure password (minimum of eight characters). Then confirm that you are at least 13 years old and have read and are accepting Europeana's Terms of use and our Privacy policy.

After you have completed and submitted the registration form, we'll send you an email to verify the email address linked to your new account. Then, click the enclosed link, and your account is ready!

How to like items.

With an account, it's easy to save your favourite items for future reference. Simply click on the heart icon that you see on item pages and search results, and click again to un-like an item:

How to like an item
Like on item page

To create and build galleries of your favourite items, simply click on the + icon next to the item. A widget will appear prompting you to 'Create a new gallery' or add to an existing gallery, as shown here:

Add to gallery

In the ‘My profile’ section of your account area, you can edit the names and descriptions of your galleries. In addition, you can choose whether to make your galleries private (visible to you only) or public (visible to other people). You can add as many items as you wish to a gallery, with the first 100 being visible on the website.

Edit gallery

When viewing your gallery, you can also reorder how the items appear in your gallery by interacting with the ‘arrows’ icon, which enables you to drag and drop the items in the preferred order.

reorder items in a gallery