Europeana: think culture (big)

November 19th, 2008

Europe is thinking big and has just launched Europeana.eu, a huge digital library with more than 2 million digital items drawn from the museums and galleries, archives, libraries and audio-visual collections of 26 European countries. For Vermeer people, there are already very nice surprises. Click on the links below and then click on the thumbnails for enlargements. Be patient, some of them require lots of loading time, they are very big.

The View of Delft, The Milkmaid. The Love Letter, The Little Street, The Woman in Blue and The Girl with a Pearl Earring.

2 Responses to “Europeana: think culture (big)”

  1. ARech

    It seems we have to be VERY patient with europeana. 10 million visitors at the first day of the project’s launch (20th November 2008) caused a total crash of the entire system. The europeana-officials are working hard on that problem and have already increased the number of servers (3 at first) up to 6, but it seems it is not enough yet. Let us hope that we will be able to enjoy the digital Vermeers within the next time.

    AR

  2. Maureen Pierre

    Can hardy wait!!!

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