You can now view all the magnificent art of the Louvre museum without having to book a trip to Paris.
For the first time ever the entire Louvre collection is available online, whether works are on display in the museum, on long-term loan in other French institutions, or in storage. the iconic museum announced last week, with more than 480,000 works of art available for anyone to look through at any time for free.
“Today, the Louvre is dusting off its treasures, even the least-known,” Jean-Luc Martinez, the president and director of the Louvre, said in a statement. “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 website has an interactive map that allows people to explore the museum and every one of its artworks room by room.
The museum also have created “playlists” including Masterpieces of the Louvre or Major Events in History.