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Eugène Atget education kit

This online education kit for the exhibition Eugène Atget: Old Paris provides questions and activities for K–12 focusing on a key work in selected sections of the exhibition.

Selected sections with focus works

Images left to right: Eugène Atget Cabaret au Tambour, 63 quai de la Tournelle, 5th arrondissement 1908, albumen photograph; Rue Hautefeuille, 6th arrondissement 1898, albumen photograph. Both images © Musée Carnavalet, Paris/Roger-Viollet/TopFoto

I have assembled photographic glass negatives… in all the old streets of Old Paris, artistic documents showing the beautiful civil architecture from the 16th to the 19th century. The old mansions, historic or interesting houses, beautiful façades, lovely doors, beautiful panelling, door knockers, old fountains, stylish staircases (wrought iron and wood) and interiors of all the churches in Paris… This enormous documentary and artistic collection is now finished. I can say that I possess the whole of Old Paris. – Eugène Atget, 1920

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French language teachers

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