- Title: FRANCE/ITALY/RUSSIA: "NIGHTS OF THE MUSEUMS"
- Date: 14th May 2005
- Summary: (BN10) PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 14, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) NIGHT SHOTS 1. LV EIFFEL TOWER SEEN FROM LOUVRE MUSEUM 0.05 2. SLV LOUVRE PYRAMID 0.08 3. LV PEOPLE AROUND PYRAMID AT LOUVRE 0.12 4. SLV PEOPLE OUTSIDE MUSEE D'ORSAY 0.15 5. LV/SLV PEOPLE GOING INSIDE ORSAY MUSEUM (2 SHOTS) 0.24 6. CU CLOCK OVER ORSAY MUSEUM 0.28 7. LV INSIDE OF ORSAY MUSEUM 0.32 8. MCU TWO WOMEN LOOKING AT MUSEUM PLAN 0.36 9. MCU (French) FRANCOISE SAYING: "I find this wonderful, I am sorry it is only one night a year that we can enjoy this, it is wonderful." 0.46 10. TV VISITORS LOOKING AT ART WORKS (2 SHOTS) 0.53 11. CU SIGN FOR RODIN MUSEUM 0.55 12. SLV PEOPLE LINING UP TO ENTER RODIN MUSEUM 1.00 13. CU GIRL LOOKING AT ART WORKS 1.02 14. ART WORK 1.05 15. SV VISITOR TAKING PICTURE OF ART WORKS 1.08 16. CU/PAN STATUE (2 SHOTS) 1.15 (BN10) ROME, ITALY (MAY 14, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 17. LV PEOPLE GOING IN TO ROME'S NATIONAL MODERN ART GALLERY AT NIGHT 1.25 18. DETAIL OF STATUE AND PAN TO PEOPLE INSIDE GALLERY 1.42 19. CU OF PICTURE, PERSON PASSING BY 1.49 20. SLV TWO WOMEN LOOKING AT SAND SCULPTURE 1.58 21. MCU (Italian) JOHNNY, FROM ROME, SAYING: "Seeing exhibitions on a Saturday night for me is wonderful. Instead of going to the usual pubs, it's nice because maybe during the week you don't have time, you're tired and have been working." 2.11 22. SLV OF PEOPLE WANDERING THROUGH GALLERY 2.21 (BN10) MOSCOW, RUSSIA (MAY 14, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) NIGHT VIEWS 23. SLV SIDE ENTRANCE TO RUSSIA'S STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM ON RED SQUARE 2.27 24. TV INTERIOR OF MAIN MUSEUM ENTRANCE WITH LASER LIGHT SHOW 2.34 25. PAN DOMED EXHIBIT ROOM 2.41 26. SV OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT EXHIBITS (2 SHOTS) 2.52 27. CU ORNATE CROSSES ON DISPLAY 2.56 28. MCU (Russian) TAMARA IGUMNOVA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF RUSSIAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM, SAYING: "Our museum tonight is a bright source of light; the light which will attract visitors who are on Red Square visiting the capital or residents of Moscow or those who are just passing in front of our doors." 3.08 29. SLV VISITORS LOOKING AT EXHIBITS 3.13 30. SV EXHIBITS IN GLASS DISPLAY 3.18 31. SV YOUNG WOMAN LOOKING AT EXHIBITS 3.22 32. SV PEOPLE LOOKING AT EXHIBITS 3.27 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 29th May 2005 13:00
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE / ROME, ITALY / MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Italy France Russia
- Reuters ID: LVABOVMLHYGD529NB91DEWCOB4E8
- Story Text: "Night of the Museums" sees museums throughout
Europe opening their doors to the public between 1900 and
0100 local time.
The "Night of the Museums", an initiative of the
French Ministry of Culture, saw 1,150 museums throughout
Europe open to the public between 7 pm and 1 am on Saturday
(May 14). Visitors were granted free access and encouraged
to get acquainted with often poorly-known public
In Paris, museums dedicated to modern art, classical
art, decorative arts, history and science were packed with late
The Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Rodin museum were
among the favourites, but hundreds of other museums across
the city were also open to visitors.
Apart from access to the current exhibits, the museums
also offered special illumination shows, theatre pieces,
film projections, concerts, poetry reading, masked balls,
gala dinners by candle light and food tasting.
Francoise, visiting the Orsay Museum, said, "I find
this wonderful, I am sorry it is only one night a year that
we can enjoy this, it is wonderful."
In Rome, the National Modern Art Gallery in Rome stayed
open until 1 a.m., allowing night-time visitors to view the
most important Italian collection of paintings and
sculptures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
"Seeing exhibitions on a Saturday night for me is
wonderful," said Johnny, from Rome. "Instead of going to
the usual pubs, it's nice because maybe during the week you
don't have time, you're tired and have been working."
The Russian State Historical Museum on Moscow's Red
Square threw open its doors until midnight.
"Our museum tonight is a bright source of light; the
light which will attract visitors who are on Red Square
visiting the capital or residents of Moscow or those who
are just passing in front of our doors," said Tamara
Igumnova, the museum's deputy director.
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