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!

J. V. Maranto tells us about the evolution of museums, from the first museum in 530 BC (curated by a princess) to the freak show of PT Barnum and beyond.

J.V. Maranto nous raconte l’évolution des musées, depuis le premier musée en 530 avant J.-C. (dirigé par une princesse) jusqu’à la foire aux monstres de PT Barnum et au-delà.

In English with French subtitles.

Content produced by : TED Ed

On the agenda
video - 5:43
Why do we have museums?
By: Ted Ed
video - 4:24
A Brief History of Museums
By: Accessible art history
video - 8:42
The Case for Museums
By: The Art Assignment
video - 4:55
How “Instagram traps” are changing art museums
By: Vox Media
video - 3:29
How to Visit an Art Museum
By: The Art Assignment