Night of the Museums
Get ready for the European Night of the Museums this weekend! Art Explora Academy invites you to discover the unusual and unsuspected facets of these institutions. Did you know that the first museum was built around 400 BC? That there are over 55,000 museums in the world today ? That the Louvre museum offers a Beyonce tour? This week, we want you to walk through those exhibition halls. We even give you some tips on how to choose the right shoes. Let's get started!

The powerful and privileged have hoarded precious artifacts in museums for centuries, and it’s only recently that these treasures were made available to the rest of us. What purpose did museums serve? And why does every city have one today?

Content produced by : The Art Assignment

On the agenda
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The Case for Museums
By: The Art Assignment
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How “Instagram traps” are changing art museums
By: Vox Media
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How to Visit an Art Museum
By: The Art Assignment
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Why do we have museums?
By: Ted Ed
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A Brief History of Museums
By: Accessible art history