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Europeana: think culture
Europeana.eu is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 2 million digital items.
- Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
- Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
- Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
- Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts
Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's
- museums and galleries
- audio-visual collections
Here is a list of the organisations that our content comes from. They include the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library in London and the Louvre in Paris.
You can use My Europeana to save searches or bookmark things. You can highlight stuff and add it to your own folders.
This website is a prototype. Europeana Version 1.0 is being developed and will launch in 2010 with links to over 6 million digital objects.
Europeana.eu is funded by the European Commission and the member states.
- How Europeana came to be developed: the background to the project
- The deliverables from the project: technical plans etc
- New projects that will be channelling material into Europeana Version 1.0
- How organisations can contribute content to Europeana
- Getting in contact with the Europeana team
- To be added to the press list
- The e-news to keep you in touch with developments