The Louvre Opens Online English Database

Access to 22,000 works

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The Louvre museum in Paris has launched an English language version of its online collections database, Atlas.

The online database will allows users to access information on 22,000 works of art from the Louvre, and provide high-resolution images along with their locations in the museum.

Before today, the Atlas database was only available in French and could be accessed via the Louvre’s website, which receives more than 10 million visits a year.

Louvre - Paris, France

The launch of the English version of Atlas was started by and funded with a $380,000 grant from the American Friends of the Louvre, a group that was founded in 2002 to strengthen ties between the museum and the American public.  The new version of the database will offer English-speaking visitors in depth information on the Louvre’s large collection.

Atlas was launched in 2003 and offer access to a database of 26,000 of the 35,0000 works on permanent display at the Louvre. Currently 5,500 artists in a variety of media are on the site. Atlas also offers online visitors a virtual album, which allows them to customize their own personal tour of the Louvre.

The Louvre Opens Online English Database
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  • Guest

    That is a great photo of the Lovre!

  • http://www.homesolarpowersystems.org GuesSolar power systems

    This is surely an amazing new for all art lovers. I am waiting to see all the beautiful pictures and interesting information they have in the database.

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