Europeana is the bigest european portal on digital cultural heritage, history and local studies. It links to 6 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
  • archives
  • libraries
  • audio-visual collections

Here is a list of the organisations that contribute content. They include the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library in London and the Louvre in Paris. is funded by the European Commission and the member states.