French museums… le Centre Pompidou et le Mucem
Discover a second article on French museums. This time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy modern and contemporary art in a famous Paris
museum: the Centre Pompidou. Then, travel to Marseille, in the South East part of France, to experience a virtual exhibition on the topic of
Le Centre Pompidou, Paris
This center houses the Public Information Library and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts
Les podcasts du Centre Pompidou
You can experience virtual tours through the listening of two series of audio podcasts :
These are audio tours of the exhibitions and permanent collection, narrated by actors and actresses. The podcasts are sequenced, and there
are French and English versions.
These explore major works through the lens of a social issue (for example, feminism). These podcasts are only available in
https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en/lib/Podcasts (English version)
Le Mucem, Marseille
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) is a national museum in Marseille (French Riviera), inaugurated in 2013.
For children and adults
This exhibition was supposed to be held between January 22nd and May 4th in the museum, and it is now open online! It is about the way the
journey has always inspired artists. Click on the following link, and scroll down to see some of the works of art, read two essay excerpts,
listen to the interviews with the organizers, or listen to podcasts about the exhibition. Here are two resources I recommend:
The series “Voyage Émoi” for both adults and children. A sound designer put together short
interviews of Marseille inhabitants of all ages to talk about how the journey inspires us.
The “Parcours Sonores” are 8 videos with commentary about some of the masterpieces in the exhibition. They are
adapted for teenagers and adults, and the French is spoken slowly.
We hope that you will love being part of the French cultural life from home and attend virtual exhibitions as if you were there!