A virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris is now available to visitors on the Louvee, starting at 9am this Friday.
This virtual tour includes a behind-the-scenes look at the Louves museum and is free for the duration of the exhibition.
Louvre visitors can also watch a live performance of the musical “Vive la France” by a French choir.
The show, which is available for viewing online at Louvre.fr, is the first time the Louvres exhibition has been streamed to the internet, making it the first in-person exhibition in a museum in more than 70 years.
The new online virtual tour will give visitors a closer look at how the Louvetres new exhibit has been designed and constructed.
The exhibition is the brainchild of a team led by French artist Joe Roans, who has spent more than 20 years creating and sculpting sculptures and paintings in the Louvière.
“It’s about the artist, its about his experience, his vision and how he can achieve it,” he told Al Jazeera.
Roans said the exhibit, which will be the largest public installation in the museum’s history, is also a reflection of his experience as a child growing up in France in the 1940s and 1950s.
“There was a revolution, the people who came into the Louvuère had a different vision of what a museum should be,” he said.
“When they opened the museum, they saw the museum as a place where they could make a better life.”
The museum is home to more than 1.5 million objects from the 19th century to the present, but the Louvines latest exhibit was created as part of the wider project to preserve the past.
Roan said he felt it was important to show how the museum is different to what it once was.
“We wanted to bring people in from different walks of life and show them something that is so much more than just the Louver, something that goes beyond the museum,” he added.
Rogan said he wanted to show that the Louvis museum is not just a museum that is part of Paris.
“Paris is a museum, it’s a collection of objects, a collection which is part and parcel of the city,” he explained.
“Its a part of us and its not just an abstract space.
Its a very personal place, it is where people come to feel their identity and its the place where the ideas are expressed.”