All News from Schools May 20, 2020

10 Ways Ermitage (Virtually) Interacts with Paris

Ermitage International School of France is situated just 15 km away from Paris. Normally, our students have the luxury of visiting the historical and cultural city as part of their curriculum. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our students continue to interact…virtually.

1. Arte: In collaboration between Arte and the Grand Palais, this film is about the famous Parisian painter James Tissot “James Tissot l’étoffe d’un peintre”. Available in French and German only.

2. Centre Pompidou: This modern art museum frequently uploads videos on its YouTube channel. Most of the videos are in French, but there are some exceptions. For example, “Chefs-d’oeuvre #PompidouVIP” is a series of short videos that discover some of the most important modern and contemporary artists from their collection.

3. Musée du Louvre: As one of the most iconic museums in Paris, there is no need to wait in a queue in order to enjoy a virtual tour of its pristine interiors and masterpieces.

4. Musée l’Orangerie: With striking visuals, this museum presents various videos that delve into the artwork and museum itself, including a virtual reality experience of Claude Monet.

5. Musée d’Orsay: This grand museum holds the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works in the world and also offers interactive galleries, along with an explanation and analysis about various themes; in this example: women, art and power. Available in French and English.

6. Musée d’Orsay: For music lovers, the museum is also celebrating the birthday of the Berliner Philharmoniker, this video shares an extract of “La Walkyrie” by Richard Wagner and sung by the famous bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.

7. National Opera of Paris: Get front row center seats with broadcasts of the best shows from their previous seasons.

8. Palais de Tokyo: Created in 2002, this modern museum boasts an adventurous approach. The “anti-museum”, situated in an undeveloped plot in the 16th arrondissement, offers an offbeat yet ambitious location for innovative exchanges and concerts. You may view its avant-garde collection, which showcases its movement of reconciliation between the City of Light and contemporary art.

9. Paris Musées: This site offers 150,000 high-definition digital reproductions of artworks from 14 Paris museums. Each high-definition image of the work is free to download, as well as a document providing information and an explanation. Museums include the Musée d’Art Moderne, Petit Palais, Musée Cognacq-Jay, and Musée Carnavalet.

10. YouVisit: Take a virtual tour of all of the cultural attractions of Paris, along with commentary of its historical significance.

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Founded in 1941, Ermitage International School of France is a bilingual K-12 IB World School located 20km west of Paris in the historic suburb of Maisons-Laffitte. Our dynamic…

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