English-Language Version Of Louvre Online Database Available On Muse


30.07.2009 19:44 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Not being in France and not being able to read French
are no longer good excuses for not immersing in the collection of the
Louvre. The museum announced that it will make an English-language
version of its online database available on its Web site, louvre.fr,
starting Thursday.

The announcement was made in a news release by the group American
Friends of the Louvre, which provided a $380,000 grant for the
database. The database, called Atlas, will provide information on
22,000 works of art from the Louvre, as well as high-resolution
images and the locations of works and galleries within the
museum. That represents about 80 percent of the works available on the
French-language version of Atlas, which catalogs 26,000 of the 35,000
works on permanent display at the Louvre, The New York Times reported.

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