The Louvre posts database for D’Outre-Manche online

3/12/08 – Internet — Paris, Musée du Louvre — The Musée du Louvre has just posted the database D’Outre-Manche online today thus offering British art held in France, in all fields, except those of engravings and photography [1].
Olivier Meslay directed the project for the past 15 years [2] and finally rounds out the exhibition of the same name which he had organized at the Louvre in 1994. Since then, many acquisitions and discoveries have been made. In any case, this database proves that France has a richer collection than might be expected.

Using the same working principles as the base La Fayette devoted to American works, this new site is as simple and user friendly as the original model. Each entry presents, whenever possible (at least for those objects whose authors now fall in the public domain) an illustration, a very complete technical notice with a bibliography and a note which make this database a veritable catalogue. There are also some thematic articles and a chronology.

The Art Tribune strives to provide its readers with a maximum number of links to get the most out of internet. These are listed on a specific page. Databases constitute an essential tool and we would like this list to be as rich as possible. Many thanks to those who would like to send us information about any databases that might have slipped our attention (surely a great number).

Version française

Didier Rykner, vendredi 5 décembre 2008


[1] Unfortunately, there is no English version

[2] The team working with Olivier Meslay included Marie-Alice Seydoux, Camille Dorange and Guillaume Faroult (who is currently the curator in charge of British painting at the Louvre).

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