Art lovers who are unable to visit the world-famous Louvre in person may enjoy Tales of the Museum, an animated collection of anecdotes and stories about the museum and its contents. These tales are told by the Louvre's first director, Dominique-Vivant Denon, who began leading the museum in 1802 and is presented here as "a whimsical and exuberant adventurer who may not know everything, but has lived in the Louvre for over two centuries." Viewers can explore Denon's workshop (which requires Flash) by clicking on various animated objects that appear at random throughout the workshop itself, or by choosing index mode to see a list of all the available stories and anecdotes. Upon choosing one, such as the story "The Theft of the Mona Lisa" or the anecdote "The Portrait of the Sun King," visitors can watch a short animated tale with audio narration in English about the object in question. Tales of the Museum is appropriate for all ages and features approximately fifty anecdotes - each under one minute long - and five stories ranging in length from two to four minutes.
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