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Europe's cultural heritage online

Europeana, the European digital library, provides access to 48 million digital items emblematic of the European heritage.
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Initiated in 2005 by the French president and five other heads of state and European governments, Europeana is the European digital heritage portal. It provides access to more than 53 million digitized items from 3 300 institutions (libraries, archives, museums and audiovisual collections). All of the BnF digitized collections can be found on the pages of Europeana, as well as the collections of the Institut national de l'Audiovisuel, the British Library in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Louvre, along with those of institutions representing Europe's cultural heritage as a whole. Together, these collections allow you to explore the history of Europe from Antiquity to the present day.

It is currently the largest, although not the sole, cultural project on a continental scale.

Friday, April 8, 2016