Tales of the Museum – The Louvre Museum

http://www.louvre.fr/en/tales-of-the-museum#tabs – Tales of the Museum Workshop

http://www.louvre.fr/en/teachers/ressources#tabs – Other teacher resources

The Louvre Museum is a great resource for virtual tours of the historic museum in Paris, France, and now it has gotten even better. For teachers, parents, and children, this site offers great resources for kids of all ages! The Tales of the Museum resource is a great workshop that could be a fun educational game at home or a wonderful addition to any classroom. Dominique-Vivant Denon the first director of the Louvre in 1802 takes us through this underground storage room of art and stories in this workshop. This workshop gives 49 anecdotes and 5 stories about the museum and the masterpieces that are accessible in this workshop. 

This workshop is easy to access, free and even fun! With this resource you can bring the excitement of going to an art museum to life in your home or classroom. There are great stories from the “Mysterious Black Queen” to the “Silver Mask”.  In the Tales of the Museum workshop, you are exploring an underground storage area that holds many artifacts and stories told by Dominique-Vivant Denon. Children can click on any artifact they want to learn more about and they’ll either be pulled into a video of the artifact or be told a story by Dominique in the cave. This easy to navigate workshop is perfect for any classroom and could be used in groups or students playing on their own to incorporate the use of technology and art in the classroom. This great workshop is a great way to merge technology and art in to your classroom while also learning a lot!


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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