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This project was cofinanced
by the European Union

The musée des impressionnismes Giverny presents

Iris
and the

Twinkling
Seeds

An interactive tale to explore the museum’s secrets

Iris owns a bag of twinkling seeds.
She is aware they are precious although she does not know why.
She’s had them forever and takes them everywhere.
But a danger is looming...

During this adventure,

click on that symbol

to learn more

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The jobs and artworks presented in this tale
are at the musée des impressionnismes Giverny

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Que sont

ces graines ?

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donne moi une graine

Esprit des

chemins

Nous allons la planter, la faire grandir
et elle donnera d’autres graines.
Ainsi, tu ne deviendras jamais une ombre.

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Put a seed in the Spirit’s hand

Draw the outlines of the frames

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Colour in the patches below

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This is the museum. Go back and spot it in the picture. And then click on it.

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Pick up the seeds

Turn the crank clockwise

Colour in the shadows

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Sow the seed

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For kids...
and parents!

The musée des impressionnismes Giverny is committed to increasing young audiences and keeps developing devices intended for them.

The Children’s Corner

At the heart of the exhibition galleries, an area is devoted to kids with short explanations and hands-on activities in French and English.

Discovery Booklets (in French only)

They guide the children along the exhibition with easy-to-read texts and many games. Available at the reception desk.

Workshops

Kids explore one medium or concept particularly significant in the artworks presented in the exhibition.

Galaxy of impressionism

This website is intended for those who wish to discover impressionism in a different way and enjoy a bit of surprise!

Iris and the Twinkling Seeds

An interactive tale about the museum’s jobs and its permanent collection

ESPRIT DES CHEMINS

le directeur
du musée

Le directeur ou la directrice décide du chemin que doit suivre le musée et fait en sorte que toute son équipe avance ensemble dans cette direction. Il ou elle recherche sans arrêt des alliés pour aider le musée dans sa mission et trouve les moyens de le faire grandir et de le rendre meilleur.

L'Esprit des Chemins se trouve près d'un

« Reflet de soleil sur la rivière »

peint par Maurice Denis vers 1932

Maurice Denis (1870-1943)

Reflet de soleil sur la rivière, vers 1932

This painting is in the museum’s permanent collection

Publisher

Sébastien Lecornu, President

Frédéric Frank, Director

Marina Ferretti, Director for Exhibitions and Research

Hélène Furminieux, Project management

Marie Delbarre, Text editing

Alice Gleeson, Translation

Digital development

www.fleurdepapier.com

Drawings by Caroline Attia www.carolineattia.com

Developed by Ben & Lou www.benetlou.com

Thanks

Iris and the Twinkling Seeds is part of a wider digital project which aims to develop tourism in a cultural context. It is supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund which contributed 50% of the project, i.e. 35447,50 €.
This project intends to develop interpretation devices for wider audiences
and help them increase their understanding of impressionism in an easy and entertaining way.

It consists of two features :
• Websites allow the museum to present its missions and assert its identity, increase understanding of impressionism and attract children and youth’s attention to discover it.
• Two apps are available. “Balade des impressionnismes” allows to discover landscapes that inspired impressionist painters along the River Seine, and “Jardin des impressionnismes” is an e-guide for the museum garden and its flowers.

Image credits

Maurice Denis (1870-1943)

Sunlight on the River, circa 1932

Oil on board, 60 x 35 cm
Monogramme rond de l'atelier en bas à gauche
Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, MDIG 2012.1
© Giverny, musée des impressionnismes / Photo : Thierry Leroy

Hiramatsu Reiji (born in 1941)

Water Lilies and Autumn Leaves, 2010

Nihonga, 90,9 x 116,7 cm
Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, MDIG 2013.1.1
© Hiramatsu Reiji
© Giverny, musée des impressionnismes

Hiramatsu Reiji (born in 1941)

Reflections of the Setting Sun on the Pond; Musical Overture: The Water Lilies, 2011

Nihonga, six-panelled folding screen, 180 x 420 cm
Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, MDIG 2013.1.6
© Hiramatsu Reiji
© Giverny, musée des impressionnismes

Hiramatsu Reiji (born in 1941)

Normandy – White Moon on the Village, II, 2012

Nihonga, 80,3 x 116,7 cm
Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, MDIG 2013.1.25
© Hiramatsu Reiji
© Giverny, musée des impressionnismes

Hiramatsu Reiji (born in 1941)

End of Autumn – Monet's Pond, 2011

Nihonga, 91 x 91 cm
Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, MDIG 2013.1.23
© Hiramatsu Reiji
© Giverny, musée des impressionnismes

Hiramatsu Reiji (born in 1941)

Poplars, 2011

Nihonga, diamètre : 73 cm
Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, MDIG 2013.1.14
© Hiramatsu Reiji
© Giverny, musée des impressionnismes

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)

Bed of Daisies,circa 1892-1893

Oil on canvas, 100 x 50,3 cm (chaque panneau) (quatre panneaux)
Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, acquis grâce à la générosité de la Caisse des Dépôts,
de la Caisse d’Epargne Normandie, de SNCF Réseau,
de la Société des amis du musée des impressionnismes Giverny
et d’une souscription publique, 2016 , inv. MDIG 2016.2.1 à 4.
© Giverny, musée des impressionnismes