Hot news : visit 14 Paris museums, online, for free!

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May 10, 2016

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The City of Paris just spent over 2 million euros on YOU...

...to offer you free access to its 14 museums prestigious collections (over 180 000 works), from home, online!

Simply click on parismuseescollections.paris.fr, then a simple right click on the Home page will translate the content into English for you.

This website launched on 4 may 2016, brings together the city of Paris unique collections of photographs, paintings, artifacts and so much more, ranging from Ancient to Contemporary art. There is even a special "junior section" for your children.

Watch this short video to get a feel of it and uncover hidden treasures from Carnavalet Museum, the Petit Palais, or Victor Hugo House...

There are various ways to make a query on the website:  either type in the artist's name, a theme, a keyword, a specific technique, a museum. You can also navigate through timelines or theme routes, such as : Paris 1900, Living in Paris in the 18C, Artists studio, Paris during the French Revolution. You also get access to temporary-closed museums undergoing renovation, through virtual exhibitions (Carnavalet Museum).

The website finally aims at displaying fragile artworks usually hidden for preservation reasons. Just for the record, the largest museums in the world typically display only about 5% of their collection at any time.

Eventually the website's will evolve overtime: digitalised work will expand - aiming at 600 000 before 2020 - advanced technology will be introduced with soon to come 3D virtual galleries, so that art lovers can wander though corridors, enjoy the effects of pictures and sculptures from different distances, while discovering details and gathering information about the work.

So let's all get excited about art! 
On the sofa, at night on a train, on holiday, on a lunch-break, on an evening on the balcony, alone, with friends, across continents...

 

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