Love the Louvre? Or have you always wanted to visit the world’s favorite art museum? Now you can do it online.
There is no charge -- and, for people who have visited the Paris landmark and have jostled with people trying to view the Mona Lisa or the Venus de Milo -- no crowds.
The website will feature art from the collections of the museum’s eight departments, CNN reported.
“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 Louvre’s stunning cultural heritage is all now just a click away!” he added. “I am sure that this digital content is going to further inspire people to come to the Louvre to discover the collections in person.”
Visitors can use simple or advanced searches to view art in the museum’s massive collection, according to the release.
The website also has an interactive map that allows people to explore the museum, room by room.
It’s almost like walking the halls of the museum, which was established in 1793. Patrons have been unable to do so since October due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, CNN reported.
The website will be updated regularly as the museum’s collection expands, according to the release.
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