Bilateral Partner Meeting in Paris

Association M3-MCube - University of Third Age Wroclaw

Practical Workshop:  Discovering the Louvre Museum


Games Consortium Meeting in Paris on the 17th of October 2014



About the Louvre Museum:

The Louvre Museum is one of the world's largest and most visited museums and a historic monument. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).

Originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II, the building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.

After the French Revolution, the museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. At the times of Napoleon the museum was renamed the Musée Napoleon.

As of the beginning of the 21st century, the collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian AntiquitiesNear Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman AntiquitiesIslamic ArtSculptureDecorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings.

Now, we are ready to discover the site and its exhibits!




Quiz: Louvre Museum

1.   History of Louvre Museum



The Louvre Museum is well known as the residence of the Sun King. Do you know which king was it?




Which French historical event did influence the opening of the Louvre Museum?





2.   Mona Lisa



Who was this person?




In which century was her portrait painted?




When was it displayed in Louvre?




3.   Sculpture



Who is this woman?



Do you know how was she called in Ancient Greek Mythology? And in Ancient Rome?



Known as the ideal for woman’s body, do you know what her measurements were?




4.   The Raft of the Medusa



Who painted this masterpiece?




Do you know the history of this raft?






5.   Louvre Nowadays



Do you know the name of the architect who built the famous pyramid of glass?




How many glass segments does it consist of?