Portrait of Mona Lisa, Leonardo De Vinci / Photo: Louvre

The Louvre offered its entire art collection for viewing for free

The Louvre has put its entire art collection online, allowing people around the world to immerse themselves in the world of art and history from home and for free. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

The collection includes more than 480,000 works from France's most famous museum The Louvre, as well as from the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix. In addition to world-famous works, the website also publishes so-called MNR works (National museums recovery), which were found after the Second World War and handed over to The Louvre, until they can be returned to their rightful owners.

Odalisque, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres / Photo: Louvre
The Wedding at Cana, Paolo Caliari / Fptp: Louvre
La Liberté guidant le peuple (July 28, 1830), Eugène Delacroix / Photo: Louvre

On Web site works of art from the eight departments of the Louvre are presented, from Islamic art and Renaissance sculptures to Egyptian antiquities and paintings by artists from around the world. The online platform allows art lovers and researchers to view works using a simple or advanced search, browsing by curatorial sections and even thematic albums. In addition, an online interactive map guides visitors around the rooms and is available in French, English, Spanish and Chinese.

Louis XIV (1638-1715) / Photo: Louvre
Portrait of Mona Lisa, Leonardo De Vinci / Photo: Louvre
Coronation of the Virgin, Fra Angelico / Photo: Louvre

For the last year, unfortunately, the treasures of cultural heritage have been "dusting" in the Louvre, that's why Jean-Luc Martinez, the president and director of the Louvre Museum came up with the idea of offering the collection on display for free. "For the first time, anyone can access the entire collection of works for free from a computer or smartphone, regardless of whether they are on display in a museum, on loan or just in storage. The stunning cultural heritage of the Louvre is now just a click away! I am sure that this digital content will inspire even more people to come to the Louvre and see the collections in person", says Martinez.

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