Europeana Project

Europeana Fashion project,

an ambitious fashion

archive, will debut on May 2 2013


 Europeana Fashion will go online with about 100,000 digital elements

from 22  partners from 12 European countries, representing the

leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain.

The consortium will aggregate and provide Europeana with outstanding

and rich material about the history of European fashion, including

more than 700.000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from

historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings,

sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues.


Its aim is to aggregate and harmonise existing digital content coming

from the most important and interesting public and

private European fashion collections.

The project is co-funded by the European Commission within the

ICT Policy Support Programme and coordinated by

Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, a private non-profit

organisation supported by Ente Cassa di Firenze, based in Florence.

The project will officially launch at the ‘Glam Fashion Industry and

the Community’ conference, scheduled for April 17 and 18 in Florence.

Here, scholars, curators, media expert, opinion leaders in the fashion

industry will aggregate to investigate the connections between fashion and culture.