Through a collaboration with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) and Art Resource, a further 4,000 images of works in the permanent collections of French national and regional museums are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. This release includes nearly 1,400 images of works at the Louvre, more than 400 images at the Musée d’Orsay, and more than 250 images of works at Versailles. Artists represented include Delacroix, Fragonard, Gauguin, Géricault, Alberto Giacometti, Goya, Hokusai, Ingres, Charles Le Brun, Léger, Manet, Andrea Mantegna, Michelangelo, Modigliani, Monet, Gustave Moreau, Berthe Morisot, Parmigianino, Camille Pisarro, Poussin, and hundreds more. This release brings the current number of available images to 7,695 of a projected total of 12,000.
The Réunion des Musées Nationaux is a French public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC), under the trusteeship of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. RMN works with 32 museums and 2 exhibition venues to acquire works of art, organize exhibitions, publish catalogs and monographs, distribute editorial and commercial products, and promote the museums’ collections. The Agence photographique de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux produces the inventory of the French museums’ permanent collections and conducts annual photographic campaigns on behalf of museums and other institutions. It is the leading photo agency in France and one of the top ten in the world in the field of visual arts and museums.
Art Resource is the exclusive representative for RMN in North America. Art Resource is the world’s largest stock photo archive of fine art, serving as the principal source of fine art images for commercial and scholarly publications in the United States.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Réunion des Musées Nationaux page.