Over 480,000 pieces of artwork from The Louvre are available online for your viewing pleasure. Whether you always wanted to go to The Louvre, or were just curious about the art now you can see their collection. For FREE! And from the comfort of your own home.
‘Today, the Louvre is dusting off its treasures, even the least-known’, says Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre in a press release. ‘For the first time, 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, even long-term, or in storage. The Louvre’s stunning cultural heritage is all now just a click away! I am sure that this digital content is going to further inspire people to come to the Louvre to discover the collections in person’.
The site offers several ways to delve into the collections. Simple or advanced searches, entries by curatorial department, and themed albums. An interactive map helps visitors prepare or extend their visit and allows them to explore the museum room by room. Updated regularly by museum experts, the database will continue to grow and reflect advances in research.