Advertise The Louvre said that its complete collections are now available for online viewing through the site collections.louvre.frThis includes loaned or stored items, which is exciting for museum fans.
The Louvre Museum launched two new digital tools to bring the richness of the Louvre collections to the world’s fingertips.
The first tool is collection.louvre.fr, a platform that for the first time brings together all the museum’s artworks in one place, while the second tool is a new and improved website louvre.fr It is more easy to use.
The collections.louvre.fr database is designed for both researchers and curious art enthusiasts.
It contains more than 482,000 items on display, including works from the Louvre and the Eugene Delacroix National Museum, sculptures from the Tuileries and Carousel Gardens, and works recovered from the National Museums after World War II and entrusted to the Louvre so they can be returned to their rightful owners.
The entire Louvre collection is available online for the first time ever, whether the works are on display in the museum, on long-term loan at other French institutions, or in storage.
The site offers several ways to delve into groups: simple or advanced searches, entries by the curation section, and thematic albums.
The interactive map helps visitors prepare or extend their visit and allows them to explore the museum room by room.
The database is regularly updated by museum experts, and it continues to grow and reflects progress in research.
The new Louvre.fr site is designed to reach the largest possible audience, and is divided into three main sections: Visit, Explore, What’s New, and includes 482,000 items displayed.
Focusing on the works in the collections on display, the site invites visitors to appreciate the former palace as they move from room to room.
The photos and videos are available in French, English, Spanish and Chinese, and in 2020 the site received 21 million visits.
The site can be visited via tablets and computers, but it is primarily intended for use via smartphones, given the widespread use of mobile devices today.
And the website is designed to stay in sync with the Louvre as the museum develops more digital content.
“The museum sheds dust from its treasures, even the least known,” says Jean-Luc Martinez, president and director of the Louvre.
He added: Anyone can access the entire collection of works from a computer or smartphone for free, whether they are on display in the museum, on loan, or even in the long term, or stored.
The cultural heritage of the Louvre is only a click away, and this digital content inspires even more people to come to the museum to discover the collections in person.