Ecce Homo ou Christ aux liens. Photo courtesy of Musée du Louvre.
“Today, the Louvre is dusting off its treasures, even the least-known,” President-Director of the Musée du Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, said 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!”
The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis, it is the result of the continuous research and documentation efforts carried out by teams of experts from both museums.
So, in addition to thousand paintings, sculptures and other items, now you can take a look at all the masterpieces of the Louvre museum like “Winged Victory,” “Venus de Milo” and, of course, the “Mona Lisa” online, without having to go to Paris.