It is the most famous museum in the world, which houses one of the most famous paintings on the planet – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and those who dream of visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris can now do so virtually. The richness of the Louvre’s collections can be seen on the new platform, which brings together all the works of the museum in one place, as well as the opening of a new website, which is more convenient and exciting.
For the first time, the entire Louvre collection is available on the Internet, regardless of whether the works are exhibited in a museum, whether they are stored or rented in a long-term position in other French institutions. Designed for both researchers and inquisitive art lovers, you can view more than 482,000 records for free, including works from the Louvre and the National Museum of Eugene Delacroix and sculptures from the Tuileries and Carousel Gardens. There are also works from the National Museum of Recuperation that were restored after World War II and transferred to the Louvre until they can be returned to their rightful owners.
The site offers several ways to delve into the collection, including simple or advanced searches, curatorial entries, or themed albums. The interactive map helps visitors prepare or continue their visit and allows them to explore the museum room by room. The database, which is regularly updated by museum experts, will continue to grow and reflect research achievements.
The second way to admire works of art from the museum is through its new website. Divided into three main sections and focusing on works in collections and the luxurious settings in which they are displayed, the site invites visitors to appreciate the former palace by moving from room to room. Available in French, English, Spanish and Chinese, the site can be visited on tablets and computers, but is intended primarily for use on smartphones. It is designed to sync with the Louvre as the museum develops more digital content.