The Louvre Puts All the Art Collection Online for Free
The Louvre will update the database to ensure art buffs can see the latest additions
Since the pandemic began, people have stopped visiting the museum for fun or knowledge. Considering the fact that the situation is probably not going to get better anytime soon, The Louvre has decided to put all its art collection online for free so that the masses can connect with it again.
In a statement shared on Friday, the Louvre mentioned that the new Collections database would bring over 480,000 artworks online for the first time. The website will be accessible to anyone with a desktop, tablet, laptop, and internet connection. It will display pieces from eight departments which include pieces from Egyptian antiques to Renaissance sculptures.
Art buffs who cannot visit the Louvre can use simple or advanced searches to find the pieces they are looking for. They can also browse entries by themed albums or curatorial departments. One collection people should consider is Masterpieces of the Louvre, which includes showstoppers like Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa. A person can also explore the Louvre room by room by using an interactive map.
The experts at the Louvre will update the database to ensure art buffs can see the latest additions. The president and director of the museum, Jean-Luc Martinez, said “Today, the Louvre is dusting off its treasures, even the least-known. 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.”
He added, “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 Louvre has also revamped its website to make sure there is ample room for all new digital content. This is smart as the website garnered 21 million visits in 2020, and the traffic will probably increase more soon. Since last October, the museum has been closed and will not open soon as renovations are going on there. In other art news, Game Changer by Banksy is another art marvel that depicts the role played by medical professionals in COVID-19 times. You should look at it.
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