Collections website

Design, realization and integration of the graphic interface of the collections portal

2019 - 2020

The Louvre Museum is the most visited museum in the world, it welcomes more than 10 million visitors per year. It manages a collection of 554,731 works, of which 35,000 are exhibited to the public. Its website is visited by over 18 million unique visitors each year.

The collections website is a ten-year project, the mission of which is to make accessible all the publishable records entrusted to the Louvre, ie more than 480,000 records in total. It is arguably the institution's most important digital publishing tool, allowing for truly universal appreciation of the collection.

This digital tool, intended for researchers and creators from all over the world, makes it possible to renew the accessibility of the collection's catalog and to contribute to the free circulation and use of information on works of art.

Reciproque was selected to design the interface of the collections portal. Data harvesting and software development have been managed by Kernix.

Reciproque analyzed the requirements of the museum teams, the needs of end users and took into account the technical constraints of the project management and data administration teams.

Reciproque designed the functional navigation of the pages of the collections site, from the responsive wireframes to the final graphic pixel detail, and was responsible for the technical integration of the templates in compliance with the accessibility and architecture standards of the information.

Our team carried out project monitoring in agile mode, from the animation of workshops to express needs to the management of continuous production cycles, from unit and functional tests to the documentation of deliverables.

The Louvre museum collections website has been open to the public since March 2021.

Screenshot Plan interactif du musée du Louvre
Plan interactif du musée du Louvre © reciproque
Teaser of Collection du Louvre website © reciproque