The Louvre Museum, aka Musée du Louvre, in France will remain closed until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anyone who have purchased a ticket during this period will automatically receive a refund. But that will not leave art lovers and art researchers art-starved because, the museum has went full-on digital.
In other words, you can now appreciate the art curated at the world’s renowned museum and then some. For the first time, the entire collection from the museum is available digitally online.
All told, over 482,000 entries, including works on display in the Louvre, as well as the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix, sculptures from the Tuileries and Carrousel gardens, and ‘MNR’ works (Musées Nationaux Récupération, or National Museums Recovery, are freely available for your appreciation.
The site lets you dive into all manner of art through simple or advanced searches, entries by curatorial department, and themed albums. Moreover, there is an interactive map to help visitor prepare or extend their visit and allows them to explore the museum room by room.
During this period when the museum is close, this digital platform will also provide virtual tours of the museum.
Images: Musée du Louvre.
via Laughing Squid.