High school students to discover Montreal Museum of Fine Arts using tablets

By Magdaline Boutros

Thanks to the financial contribution of Ubisoft’s Montreal studio, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will now offer high school students the opportunity to discover its collection of Quebec and Canadian art through an interactive app called Quelle histoire! (What a story!).

Is it a risky gamble to give teens a tablet so they look up works on display? Not at all, the general director of the MMFA, Nathalie Bondil, said.

“I’m not necessarily for screens in museums, when they replace the works,” she explained in an interview. But when the screens allow you to better connect to the works, to better interact, to see better, then that’s great. ”

“To not open ourselves up to other modes of learning like this app would be a mistake,” said Bondil, in a press briefing Wednesday morning.

Thanks to the app, which is built like a quiz, students will have no choice but to…

Original published: 2017-11-16 03:29:19 Read the full Montreal News here

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