Posts Tagged ‘Europeana’

Digital art crash

November 26th, 2008

Europe thought too big. As soon as the mother-of-all digital library got launched 20 November, 10 million hits per hour caused the entire system to crash. If curious, check out their laconic apology.

For a timely Google alert and quirk of fate I was able to view all the Vermeer images before the site struck ground and I can guarantee the wait will be worth it for scholars and public alike.

If you want to know exactly what Europeana is, click here.

Europeana: think culture (big)

November 19th, 2008

Europe is thinking big and has just launched, 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.