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Atlas: Database of exhibits
Atlas allows the direct online consultation of 35,000 works of art exhibited in the Louvre. Online visitors can access the basic information displayed on labels accompanying works in the museum, together with authoritative commentary and analysis by the curators and staff. Visitors can carry out simple or advanced searches by keyword, artist, title, inventory number, medium, technique, department or room. Recent acquisitions are also highlighted. Atlas allows visitors to create a personalized album. When printed, the selected works are grouped by location within the museum (wing and floor number).
The Atlas database in English has been made possible through the generosity of American Friends of the Louvre.
Inventory of the Department of Prints and Drawings
The online illustrated inventory of the Department of Prints and Drawings is an exhaustive catalogue of the museum's 140,000 works on paper, by some 4,500 artists. It provides access to the drawings, cartoons, pastels, and miniatures listed in the original handwritten inventories of the Cabinet des Dessins of the Musée du Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. It also includes drawings from the Edmond de Rothschild Collection, drawings from French private collections confiscated to Germany during World War II and assigned to the Office des Biens Privés, paintings on paper and miniatures on loan from the Department of Paintings, and autograph drawings from the Cabinet des Dessins. Works may be searched by inventory number, artist, school, date, subject, or technique, or in the context of the history of the collection. Information about the artists (in French) is also provided (lives, works, style).
Available in French only.
La Fayette: Database of American Art
This bilingual online catalogue presents more than 1,700 works produced by United States artists that entered the national collections of France before 1940.
Online catalogue of Coptic ceramics—the Clémence Neyret database
The Clémence Neyret database provides an online catalogue of the Coptic ceramics in the Louvre, most of which were found during the archaeological excavations of the 19th and early 20th centuries. A number of historical and thematic studies supplement this database.
Available in French only.
Cross-Channel: Database of British art in French museums
The purpose of the Cross-Channel database is to bring to the public a group of works in many cases under-recognized, unknown, or hitherto inadequately identified. The database is especially intended to highlight the extent of French collections of British art.
The project was launched in the wake of the 1994 Louvre exhibition D'outre-Manche. L'Art Britannique dans les Collections Publiques Françaises ("Cross-Channel: British Art in French Public Collections"), which presented the initial results of our research. Since then our knowledge of the field has increased and, encouraged by the ongoing interest in British art in France, the nation's public collections have expanded via sometimes spectacular acquisitions.
Joconde: Database of the collections of the state museums of France
Developed by the Direction des Musées de France, Joconde incorporates 120,000 descriptions of drawings, prints, and paintings from the 7th century to the present day, from the collections of over sixty French museums. Joconde provides access to commentaries (in French) and pictures, notably of works in the collections of the Musées des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, Lille, and Rennes. Joconde has been accessible online since spring 1995, and via the French Minitel system (3614 Joconde) since 1992.
Available in French only
Images d'Art: Database of the artworks from french museums
The Images d’art website enable people to discover, collect and share photographs of more than 500,000 works held in French museum collections.
The website’s interface has been specifically designed to allow everyone, including non-specialists, to discover the wealth of works held in the collections of French museums, free of charge, simply by visiting the Image d’art website. Visitors can put together image albums, add accompanying text and share them. Teachers, pupils, students and the general public are encouraged to download images for educational use. Images d’art provides information on works and artists as well as links to specific and recognised resources.
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