Europeana: digital paintings, books, films and archives

Europeana – the European digital library, museum and archive – is a multilingual prototype website that gives users direct access to some 2 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers and archival papers.
The website europeana.eu was launched on 20 November but it seems that they didn't expect so many interest - 10 million hits per hour - that caused a crash in their system the same day. Now we must wait until they launch Europeana in a more robust version...I hope it will be soon.