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!