Europeana, along with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, hold collection days where people, young and old, are invited to share stories of working lives in the past and present, with material such as pictures, diaries, videos and letters
Events in 2020
17-19 January 2020, Dias da Memória Indústria de São João da Madeira, Portugal (with partners Instituto de História Contemporânea, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
May - September 2020, online collection; 25-26 September 2020, physical collection day, Ardnacrusha Memories: collecting stories about the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland (with partners ESB Archives and EuropeanExpo2020).
Events in 2019
28-29 September 2019, Journées de collecte luso-luxembourgeoises / Dias de coleção Luso-Luxemburguesa, Gare-Usines de Dudelange, Luxembourg (with partners Centre de Documentation sur le Migration Humaine and Instituto de História Contemporânea, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
13 October 2019, A World of Diamond: Diamond Workers in Belgium, The Netherlands and France 1895-2000, La Fraternelle, Maison du Peuple, Saint-Claude (Jura, France), (with partners Amsab Institute for Social History)
26 October 2019, Storie di mestieri nei quartieri Ostiense e Testaccio, Ostiense, Rome, Italy (with partners APPasseggio)
30 October 2019, Exploring occupation at Fiskars, Fiskars Museum, Fiskars, Finland (with partners National Library of Finland)
9 November 2019, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland
28 November 2019, Museums of Varkaus, Varkaus, Finland
28 November 2019, Tekniikan Museo (Museum of Technology), Helsinki, Finland
1 December 2019, A World of Diamond: Diamond Workers in Belgium, The Netherlands and France 1895-2000, De Burcht van Berlage, Amsterdam (with partners Amsab Institute for Social History)
7 December 2019, event organised by Kiviks Museum, Kivik, Sweden (with partners Swedish National Heritage Board and SPF Kivik - The Swedish Association for Senior Citizens in Kivik)
Share your story online
In addition to the events above, we also invite you to share your story - through objects like pictures, letters, postcards or recipes - with Europe at Work online.