The most visited museum in the world, Musée du Louvre in Paris, just put its entire collection online so you can browse it for free. Depending on where you live, visiting Paris may not be an option right now. But while the Louvre is currently closed for visitors, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the amazing collection of the city’s biggest museum. The new platform allows everyone to enjoy the artwork without the typical crowds.
This is the first time in history that the entire collection is available in such a way. It includes displayed artwork as well as works that are in storage or loaned to other institutions. A total of nearly 500,000 works can be enjoyed for free.
It’s possible to explore the contents by collections, by themed albums, or by rooms in the museum. The database gets regular updates and will continue to grow in the future.
“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,” reads the museum’s website.