Kids Hour: Scavenger Hunt at the Louvre (Ages 5-9) with Sandra Laville

Kids Hour: Scavenger Hunt at the Louvre (Ages 5-9) with Sandra Laville


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During this activity-focused seminar designed especially for kids, we will explore the great masterpieces of the Louvre Museum, while also collecting clues to discover a mysterious painting by a great Italian Master. At each stop, there will be a special interactive activity to help participants fully understand the work of art. After each activity, a clue will be given to help solve the enigma of the "Mystery Masterpiece", which will be revealed at the end, once all the clues have been assembled. After completing the activities and successfully discovered the mystery painting, participants will be awarded a prize for having completed the challenge -- as in any good scavenger hunt, of course!

First Stop: The Medieval Louvre: Dungeons and Towers and Moats, Oh My! Did you know that the Louvre was a castle long before it was a museum and that the King of France once lived here? Discover the walls of the very oldest part of the Louvre and see the building parts that every self-respecting Medieval castle has: a moat, a drawbridge, and towers with "crenellations". Bonus Question: Did moats really have alligators and crocodiles in them? We'll find out!

Second Stop: Venus de Milo, Ancient Greek Sculpture: The Venus de Milo is one of the world's most famous Ancient Greek sculptures -- but why does she have no arms?! Discover the secrets behind this beautiful sculpture and learn the answers to these burning questions: Who is she? Where did she get her name from? Why is she standing the way she is? And what on earth happened to her arms?

Third Stop: The Winged Victory, Ancient Greek Sculpture: The Winged Victory is another important highlight of the Louvre. Like the Venus de Milo, she also has no arms and, unfortunately, no head. See if you can find a sculpted head to match her body, and see if you can pose just like her. Do you think she is taking off into flight, or landing? This is for you to decide! Bonus Question: Do you know which famous brand of running shoes was named after her?

Fourth Stop: The Virgin on the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance Painting: This is one of the Louvre's most famous works, and it was painted by a great Italian artist named -- Leonardo. Hear all about it and discover why Leonardo became such a famous artist. Who are those people in the center, and what are they doing? This painting was copied by Leonardo's students, who used a very different style and different colors -- Can you tell the difference?

Fifth Stop: Napoleon's Coronation, French 18th Century Painting: This is a painting of the moment Napoleon became Emperor of France and Josephine became Empress! See if you can find all of the important characters (Napoleon, Josephine, the Pope, and Napoleon's little 2-year-old nephew Charles...) and imagine how each of them was feeling during this important event. How would you feel, if you could become Empress or Emperor in your own country?

Sixth Stop: The Mystery Masterpiece: In the end, we will collect the clues from all six stops and discover our Mystery Masterpiece! Could it be the Mona Lisa? Hmmm...I'll not tell, you'll just have to come discover it for yourself!

Led by Sandra Laville, an expert in Modern European History and Art History (1492 - 1797), this interactive seminar will take a look at the main highlights of the Louvre Museum, as geared towards kids. Designed as a fun, educational activity for kids of all ages, it will inform curiosity as well as future travels, and participants will come away with an increased understanding of the Louvre's main masterpieces.

Here are the materials that each participant will need to bring to the seminar:

  • drawing paper
  • pencil
  • glue or glue stick
  • print-outs (to be provided prior to the start of the seminar)

Context’s Kids Hour conversations are 45-60 minute live, interactive sessions specially designed for kids. We include learning activities on all our Kids Hour conversations.

Your child should come prepared with any materials indicated in the conversation description.

Kids Hour Zoom etiquette:

  • Zoom display name should reflect the name of the child
  • The expert may mute all participants while she is speaking. Please use the chat feature to ask a question. 

My child is older/younger than the suggested age grouping. May they join? 
The age range we have indicated is a suggestion based on the content of the conversation and teaching approach. Ultimately the decision to book a younger or older child is at your discretion. We generally design our Kids Hour conversations for the following age groupings: 7-9 and 10-12.

Am I required to accompany my child? 
Your child is welcome and encouraged to attend the conversation independently. We just ask that you assist with start-up in case your child has difficulty entering the Zoom room, changing their display name, and finding the mute and/or raise hand feature.

What if my child has a question during the conversation? 
The expert may choose to mute all participants while she is speaking. On our adult conversations, participants use Zoom’s chat function to ask questions. On our Kids Hour conversations, we use the raise hand feature.

Does my child need to come with any materials? 
We will indicate in the description of the conversation if there are materials that need to be pre-prepared.

Is your fee per learner or per family? 
Our fee is per learner.

Are Kids Hour conversations group or private? 
Our Kids Hour conversations are group sessions. Each is open to up to 20 learners. If you would like to schedule a private conversation for your child only, please contact us at conversations@contexttravel.com.

How do I change the Zoom participant display name to reflect my child’s? 
To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting, click on the “Participants” button at the top of the Zoom window. Next, hover your mouse over your name in the“Participants” list on the right side of the Zoom window. Click on “Rename”. Enter the name you'd like to appear in the Zoom meeting and click “OK”.

Sandra is an art historian specializing in the link between European art, history, and society from the 15th to the 19th centuries. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from the Universite La Sorbonne, where she specialized in Italian Renaissance painting and the iconography of the modern European family. Originally from Canada, she also holds an undergraduate degree in Linguistics, with a double specialization in French and Spanish Language Civilization, and has lived in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Rome, before finally settling in Paris.

This conversation is suitable for children ages 5-9.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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