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Public THATBrit Rules & Tools
24 April 2017
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Public THATBrit Rules & Tools

THATMuse stands for Treasure Hunt At The Museum

MEETING POINT (2nd Friday of the month at 5:30 pm)

Your first task will be to find our meeting point within the British Museum’s Great Court lobby. If entering the museum from the main entrance on Great Russell St, the circular Information Desk is to the right (within the Great Court); we’ll meet behind the Info Desk, at the Roman equestrian prince statue (photo herewith). Your THATBrit Rep, Daisy, has brown hair & will have a white canvas THATMuse tote. Daisy’s mobile is 07921 589912 (on WhatsApp, too).





TOOLS:
Please be sure to have freshly charged batteries in your phone or camera. Please visit the cloak room &/or toilet before our 5:30 (sharp) meeting time.

Your THATMuse Mission: Photo your team in front of as many pieces of THATBrit Treasures as possible within the given amount of time (90 mins to 2 hrs) With each treasure photo you’ll earn 20 game points (about 500 game points), however, with careful reading you could pick more than 1000 bonus THATMuse points & Letter Scramble spelling out your prize treasure with THATMuse Letters embedded in the text! We’ve intentionally provided more treasure text & fun than you could read about within the given time in the hope that you’ll want to return or extend your visit (& to ensure strategy!)
THATMuse is entirely independent of the British Museum as such, we unfortunately have no control of rooms they close off (which changes within the day)

RULES: (in addition to photographing your team in front of as many pieces of treasure as possible)

1)
Teams must stay together at all times, must not run, jump or shout

2) No external help… If seen speaking to a tourist-in-the-know or BM staff you’re automatically eliminated; Likewise, no googling the Mesopotamians, no GPS-ing where the Greeks are, or anything other than your hunt & map… No phoning your Egyptologist Aunt for help, either!

3) Please be sure you have one (1) Master Copy with all the answers and only use one (1) camera/phone (to facilitate score tallying). In respect to Museum policy please mute your phones & no flash photography

4) Must meet back at starting point (X on your map) at the precise time agreed. Each minute late merits 5 negative points, per minute (!!) There are sometimes strategical reasons to be late, but attention (!!): if you’re more than 10 mins late you’re ousted!

For small doses of Museum/Art Trivia, tune in (share or contribute your own!) to our twice daily Twitter (@THAT_Muse_) and FB page #THATMuseFacts campaign! Or just #THATMuse for your hunting snaps!

Public Hunts (15£/adults, 12£/students,10£/kids from 5–13 yrs): 2nd Friday of the month at 5:30 pm (space limited)
Classic Hunts (75£/up to 6 people): by appt, friendly competition offered, pls note you’re not met at the end of your hunt
Luxe Hunts (275£/3 hours): by appt, includes score-tallying at a nearby café or pub & light-hearted prize-giving ceremony
Règles en Français – Rallye au Musée du Louvre!
08 February 2016
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Règles en Français – Rallye au Musée du Louvre!

Chasse au trésor ou rallye au Musée du Louvre célèbre pour l’abondance des ses oeuvres remarquables.  Découverte le Louvre (ou le Musée d’Orsay, avec “THATd’Or“) avec nous pour une approche originale, thématique, insolite et ludique!

THATLou (TREASURE HUNT AT THE LOUVRE, Chasse aux trésor au Louvre)

Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet
Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet

Les règles générales sont assez simples! Nous vous distribuons une liste d’œuvres d’art au début de chaque THATLou. Chaque équipe doit se photographier devant autant d’œuvres d’art se trouvant sur cette liste que possible. Si vous envisagez de ne pas respecter les règles ci-dessous, sachez qu’il y aura des espions dans le musée (hi hi!). Si l’on vous voit courir ou que les membres de votre équipe sont séparés par exemple, vous serez automatiquement pénalisés.

Il s’avère que de fois les questions bonus demandent de poser pour des photos; des autres fois ils sont purement informatives, dans ce cas la réponse peut être toujours trouvée sur les photocopies ou sur les plaques au Musée.

Chaque équipe devrait s’organiser pour trouver ses points forts. Les rôles plus importants sont navigateur (quelqu’un qui sait bien lire les plans); la personne avec des yeux de lynx pour lire les toutes petites lettres; et celui qui a de la capacité pour bien s’orienter dans l’espace pour trouver les œuvres sur les salles. Les équipes sont formes de 2 à 4 personnes.

Les points bonus sont intégrés dans le texte (les photos de chaque pièce du trésor / œuvres d’art sont accompagnées d’un texte). Certains des points bonus sont en lien avec des articles publiés sur le blog (en anglais). Vous pouvez faire une recherche sur le site avec les mots associés à votre chasse au trésor (par exemple Beauty + the Beast(iary). Bestiary en anglais sont « créatures merveilleuses », comme griffons ou dragons, Centaures et Satyrs ou le sphinx ou Cerbère (le chien à trois têtes, vicieux, qui gardait Hadès, le monde des morts).  Les points bonus sont importants mais pas assez importants pour faire gagner à eux seuls une équipe.

Daisy de Plume
Daisy de Plume

Règles

1. En ce qui concerne les photographies, n’utilisez qu’un seul téléphone/appareil photo par équipe s’il vous plait. La personne (dans l’équipe) qui prends les photos peut changer mais continuez à utiliser le même appareil. Ces règles permettent de faciliter le décompte des scores à la fin du jeu.

2. Les membres d’une équipe doivent rester ensemble pendant tout le jeu et ne pas courir: si l’on vous voit à plus de 3 mètres l’un de l’autre, vous perdez 10 points par pieds qui vous sépare et l’équipe qui vous voit séparés récupérera vos points perdus! (et oui ! nous venons de passer de mètres à pieds…vous ne voulez pas apprendre l’équivalent de conversion de cette manière, restez ensemble!)

3. Aucune aide extérieure…Si l’on vous voit parler à un employé du Louvre, touriste ou personne de la sécurité, vous serez automatiquement éliminé du jeu. De même, vous n’avez pas le droit d’utiliser Internet ou tout outils autre (aucune Smart Phone) qu’une carte officielle du Louvre pendant le jeu. Je vais vous surveiller, ne vous faites pas attraper!

4. Nous devons nous retrouver à un endroit sur lequel nous nous sommes mis d’accord à l’avance à une heure précise (nous synchroniserons nos montres et nous motterons d’accord sur une heure de fin avant de commencer). Chaque minute de retard fait perdre 2 points à l’équipe mais souvenez-vous, ne courrez pas! Ceux qui ont 10 minutes de retards et plus seront disqualifiés. Parfois, il y a des raisons stratégiques pour être en retard, faites attention!


Daisy de Plume
En Résumé

·         Ne courrez pas
·         Pas d’Internet
·         Restez proches les uns des autres
·         Ne parlez à personne en dehors des membres de votre équipe
THATd'Or Rules & Tools
15 November 2016
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THATd'Or Rules & Tools

THATd’Or was created to provide both an overview & interactive visit to the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist paintings (whilst pumping art-adrenalin!). When your hunt is over you’ll regroup, toddle to one of the museum cafés and open the all-important sealed envelope containing your answer sheet. Once your tootsies are rested and score tallied, our HOPE is that you’ll want to return to the galleries together, to see the art in a leisurely manner (kids on separate teams may want to show off what they found). The Musée d’Orsay gives very little information in its ID tags, so if you return with hunt in hand, you can linger on your treasures (& those gems between treasures). Another goal is to try to sprinkle in French trivia/history on Paris sites so that when your family is out on the town connections to these Impressionist masters might be made to various important landmarks. The general rules are quite simple, each team must prove they’ve seen their treasure by photographing themselves (one or more team members – the more the merrier!) in front of the artworks. The point is to have seen as many of the treasures as possible within the given time & get an overview of the former railway station. Some bonus questions are craftily embedded in the text (a carrot to read every word!). The answers to all the knowledge-based bonus questions can be found within the treasure text – it’s just a matter of your team playing to its strengths (who reads fine print with hawk-eyes, who excels with maps/navigation, who’s most visually oriented? The first two qualities are often found in the same person and children are generally stealthy ‘scanners’ once they see the image they’re sussing out).

Please note that no FLASH photography is allowed in the museum - so be sure to turn off the flash on your phone/camera before dashing off on your hunt!

RULES

1)    Please use only one phone/camera per team - the photographer can change, but one camera / phone makes score-tallying easier.  

2)    Teams must stay together at all times and must not run: If you are seen more than 3 meters apart you will lose 10 points per foot you’re found apart (& yes, there was just a switch from meters to feet… you don’t want to learn conversion the hard way, stick together!)  

3)    No external help… You’re ousted for asking a guard or fellow visitor directions! Likewise, no GPS, no internet nor anything apart from the hunt & official Musée d’Orsay map (hardcopy)  

4)    Must meet back at Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty (all time is synchronized by the large gilded clock overlooking the main hall, easily seen from most of the museum) at the precise pre-arranged end time. Each minute late merits 2 negative points - per minute! – but remember, no running Those who are 10 minutes late are disqualified (sometimes there are strategic reasons for being late, but be careful!).

TOOLS & TIMING

Comfortable shoes, freshly charged batteries in your camera/phone & a keen sense of curiosity! We provide the THATd’Or hunt, pencils + map of the Musée d’Orsay.

The Hunt lasts 90 minutes to 2 hours (or longer if you opt for this), but we need a minimum of 20 minutes prior to hunting time for a brief history of the museum, to review rules, distribute hunts, pencils + highlighted maps per team & to allow teams to strategise. When booking, you can opt for “express lane” tickets (22€/adult, kids under 18 enter free)
THATLou Rules & Tools
14 October 2016
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THATLou Rules & Tools

ROLES + STRATEGY
There are three main roles for each team: 1) hawk-eye, a lawyer-like soul who picks up bonus questions embedded in
the text (perhaps during strategy this person can skim and underline the text), 2) the navigator, good with a map and 3)
the visually-oriented one, quick to scan an area for your treasure. Kids usually excel at this last role.
For strategy we recommend writing the red # identifying each treasure onto your map, in the area where you expect to
find it (just look at the bold identifying lines in the text and match up the highlighted tags on your Louvre map). Please
note, one can answer the knowledge-based bonus Qs even without having found the treasure. THATLou prep can be
found on the blog (look under the “Category” list for your theme). As for museum navigation: the color-coding on the
map corresponds to the areas in the museum, so if lost you can just look on the walls between rooms for those same
colors (ex: Italian painting = red, Egyptian Antiquities = green). Each room is numbered & those numbers correspond to
the map. You will NOT find all the treasure within 2 hours, done intentionally so that hopefully after your hunt (& a break)
you’ll want to return to find the remaining treasures at a leisurely pace.
Have fun on your hunt and hopefully when you’re done you’ll not only feel camaraderie with your team, but feel an
individual sense of ownership of these great halls and will want to return to actually LOOK at the art (opposed to winning
a game, albeit a great one)!
RULES
1. Concerning the photographs, please only use one phone/camera per team. The photographer can change, but one
camera / phone facilitates tallying scores.
2. Teams must stay together at all times and must not run: If you are seen more than 3 meters apart you will lose 10
points per foot you’re found apart and (!) the team who sees you apart will gain in your lost points! (& yes, there was
just a switch from meters to feet… you don’t want to learn conversion the hard way, stick together!).
3. No external help… If seen speaking to a Louvre employee or fellow tourist you’re automatically eliminated; Likewise,
no using the internet, no GPS, or anything other than an official Louvre map (hardcopy) during the game. No phoning
your Art Historian Aunt for help, either!
4. Must meet back at arranged finish point at precise time (we will synchronize watches and agree to finishing time
beforehand). Each minute late merits 2 negative points - per minute! – but remember, no running Sometimes
there are strategic reasons to be late, but be careful – if you’re more than 10 mins late your team’s ousted (ouch!)
TOOLS + TIMING
A camera/phone per team with fresh batteries in that phone/camera (important point!) & comfy shoes (Photography’s
allowed in the museum, without flash)
The Hunt lasts 90 minutes to 2 hours (or longer if you opt for this), but we need a minimum of 20 minutes prior to hunting
time for a brief history of the museum, to review rules, distribute hunts, pencils + highlighted maps per team & to allow
teams to strategise. When booking you can opt for “express lane” tickets (22€/adult, kids under 18 enter free):
- Standard Private Hunt (not be met after the hunt, but we provide each team with an answer sheet in a sealed
envelope). You can also ask for “friendly competition” (against another family). 25€/head, not including tickets
- Luxe Hunt (we spy on teams as they’re playing & for a wrap-up at the end to help tally scores & have a lighthearted
prize-giving ceremony). 350€/3 hours (includes Kid Packs, but not entry tix & is for fewer than 6 people)
- Public Hunt (up to 30 people, only scheduled according to holidays, costs 20€/head, not including tickets)
The general rules are quite simple:
Teams (of 2 to 4 people) must photograph themselves in front of as
many pieces of art (treasure) on the list as possible, within the given
amount of time.
The general rules are quite simple: Teams (of 2 to 4 people) must photograph themselves in front of as many pieces of art (treasure) on the list as possible, within the given amount of time. 

ROLES + STRATEGY

There are four main roles for each team (one person can easily have a few qualities):
1) Reader - the hawk-eyed, lawyer-like soul who picks up bonus questions embedded in the text (perhaps during strategy this person can skim and underline those bonus questions)
2) Navigator, good with a map
3) Scribe & Organiser (perhaps put an alarm on phone 15 minutes before the end time?)
4) Scanner, the visually-oriented one, quick to scan an area for your treasure. Kids usually excel at this last role.

For strategy we recommend writing the red # identifying each treasure onto your map, in the area where you expect to find it (just look at the bold identifying lines in the text and match up the highlighted tags on your Louvre map). Please note, one can answer the knowledge-based bonus Qs even without having found the treasure. THATLou prep can be found on the blog (look under the “Category” list for your theme). As for museum navigation: the color-coding on the map corresponds to the areas in the museum, so if lost you can just look on the walls between rooms for those same colors (ex: Italian painting = red, Egyptian Antiquities = green). Each room is numbered & those numbers correspond to the map. You will NOT find all the treasure within 2 hours, done intentionally so that hopefully after your hunt (& a break) you’ll want to return to find the remaining treasures at a leisurely pace. Have fun on your hunt and hopefully when you’re done you’ll not only feel camaraderie with your team, but feel an individual sense of ownership of these great halls and will want to return to actually LOOK at the art (opposed to winning a game, albeit a great one)!

RULES 
1. Concerning the photographs, please only use one phone/camera per team. The photographer can change, but one camera / phone facilitates tallying scores.

2. Teams must stay together at all times and must not run: If you are seen more than 3 meters apart you will lose 10 points per foot you’re found apart and (!) the team who sees you apart will gain in your lost points! (& yes, there was just a switch from meters to feet… you don’t want to learn conversion the hard way, stick together!).

3. No external help… If seen speaking to a Louvre employee or fellow tourist you’re automatically eliminated; Likewise, no using the internet, no GPS, or anything other than an official Louvre map (hardcopy) during the game. No phoning your Art Historian Aunt for help, either!

4. Must meet back at arranged finish point at precise time (we will synchronize watches and agree to finishing time beforehand). Each minute late merits 2 negative points - per minute! – but remember, no running Sometimes there are strategic reasons to be late, but be careful – if you’re more than 10 mins late your team’s ousted (ouch!)

TOOLS & TIMING

A camera/phone per team with freshly charged batteries in that phone/camera (important point!) & comfy shoes (photography’s allowed in the museum, without flash). 

The Hunt lasts 90 minutes to 2 hours (or longer if you opt for this), but we need a minimum of 20 minutes prior to hunting time for a brief history of the museum, to review rules, distribute hunts, pencils + highlighted maps per team & to allow teams to strategise. When booking, you can opt for “express lane” tickets (22€/adult, kids under 18 enter free)

PRICES + HUNT TYPES

CLASSIC HUNT 
(not be met after the hunt, but we provide each team with an answer sheet in a sealed envelope). You can also ask for “friendly competition” (against another family), though we can't guarantee this.
- 25€/head, not including tickets.

LUXE HUNT (we spy on teams as they’re playing & for a wrap-up at the end to help tally scores & have a light-hearted prize-giving ceremony).
- 350€/3 hours (includes Kid Packs, but not entry tickets & is for fewer than 6 people)

PUBLIC HUNTS (up to 30 people, only scheduled according to holidays)
20€/head, not including tickets

GROUP HUNTS: please contact us for a price for corporate team building, Birthday, Anniversary, Hen Hunts, etc


Please note, this is not a guided tour, but a treasure hunt. You're met at the beginning outside the museum, provided with a brief history of the museum, your THATLou host will accompany you into the museum. Within the museum lobby your greeter will orient you with the map, show you the hunt and how to strategise, then off teams set to find their treasure!
Extras for THATLou bookings
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Extras for THATLou bookings

THATKid
THATKid is geared to kids of varying ages (from 5 to 13) so one THATKid can be shared between two kids. THATKid is a collection of supplemental exercises for after your hunt. Some require the museum (finding 5 trees in 5 Flemish paintings all in the same room, for instance) while others can be done later (a Mona Lisa puzzle sticker sheet, Michelangelo connect-the-dots, Botticelli spot-the-difference). It’s made so you can remove individual sheets, so kids can do them at a restaurant, on a train ride or at your hotel & comes with an Art History glossary.
THATKid costs 15€/1 pack, 28€/2 packs, 40€/3 packs




THATRue
THATRue is a street hunt which we have in both the Latin Quarter (3 distinct routes, in English and Spanish) and the Marais (2 distinct routes currently only in Spanish). One route takes 60 to 90 minutes & is scheduled on your own after your museum hunt. We bring THATRue when we meet you for your museum hunt, but please note THATRue is not sold independently of our museum hunts (we have discontinued our postal/drop off service), unless your group is 12 or more. It’s often customized for Hen/Stag/Birthday parties, corporate hunts (the Dutch Embassy sent 70 a-hunting recently) or for school groups (it was originally built for 150 American high school teens who used all three routes simultaneously). More info can be seen here.
THATRue costs 20€/1 module, 35€/2 modules, 45€/3 modules

THATRue Harry Potter 
THATRue Harry Potter is our newest street hunt, with one key difference: it’s inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series! Drawing links between Paris & the magical world of the Harry Potter books (& films) this THATRue takes hunters on a 2 hour wander, beginning in the Louvre’s Cour Carrée, and ending in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral. As it starts in the neighbourhood of the Louvre, you’re welcome to do it directly after your THATLou, or to come back another day. Although the Harry Potter THATRue is designed to be inclusive, so that Potterheads and casual fans alike can play (with questions ranging in points and geared to different levels of fandom), please note that at least some basic knowledge of the series is required to be able to answer questions.
THATRue Harry Potter costs 20€ in addition to your THATLou or THATd'Or
Extras for THATd'Or bookings
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Extras for THATd'Or bookings

THATRue
THATRue is a street hunt which we have in both the Latin Quarter (3 distinct routes, in English and Spanish) and the Marais (2 distinct routes currently only in Spanish). One route takes 60 to 90 minutes & is scheduled on your own after your museum hunt. We bring THATRue when we meet you for your museum hunt, but please note THATRue is not sold independently of our museum hunts (we have discontinued our postal/drop off service), unless your group is 12 or more. It’s often customized for Hen/Stag/Birthday parties, corporate hunts (the Dutch Embassy sent 70 a-hunting recently) or for school groups (it was originally built for 150 American high school teens who used all three routes simultaneously). More info can be seen here.
THATRue costs 20€/1 module, 30€/2 modules, 35€/3 modules

THATRue Harry Potter 
THATRue Harry Potter is our newest street hunt, with one key difference: it’s inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series! Drawing links between Paris & the magical world of the Harry Potter books (& films) this THATRue takes hunters on a 2 hour wander, beginning in the Louvre’s Cour Carrée, and ending in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral. As it starts in the neighbourhood of the Louvre, you’re welcome to cross the river and do it directly after your THATd'Or, or to come back another day. Although the Harry Potter THATRue is designed to be inclusive, so that Potterheads and casual fans alike can play (with questions ranging in points and geared to different levels of fandom), please note that at least some basic knowledge of the series is required to be able to answer questions.
THATRue Harry Potter costs 20€ in addition to your THATLou or THATd'Or
Buying Louvre tickets
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Buying Louvre tickets

Please read this information carefully before buying your tickets to the Louvre.

We are happy to provide your entry tickets to the Louvre for 22€ per adult. However, we strongly reccommend that you buy your own, as they are cheaper. 

The best and easiest option is to buy your tickets online from the Louvre website directly, here, but please only buy them after your hunt has been confirmed (ideally buying them for either our meeting time or 15 minutes after). Please note, tickets do sell out, and you need to either print them, or have them available to scan on a mobile, prior to meeting. Please note that these tickets allow you into the fastest security line (faster than both the tickets we're able to provide, and Museum Passes)

If you’re in Paris for a few days and plan to visit several museums, we’ve also heard wonderful things about the “Paris Museum Pass” which the government tourist board sells here

Please note that kids under 18 enter free, as do EU Citizens & residents under 26 as long as you bring photo ID. Most ticket booking websites (the Louvre included) will not refund your tickets if you accidentally buy them for the kids, so be sure to only buy the tickets you need.

If you have any further questions about buying your Louvre tickets, please contact us.
Buying Musée d'Orsay tickets
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Buying Musée d'Orsay tickets

Please read this information carefully before buying your tickets to the Musée d'Orsay.

We are happy to provide your entry tickets to the Musée d'Orsay for 22€ per adult. However, we strongly reccommend that you buy your own, as they are cheaper. 

The best and easiest option is to buy your tickets online from the Musée d'Orsay website directly, here, which lists several options to buy them. Please only buy them after your hunt has been confirmed (if you have timed tickets, please buy them for either our meeting time or 15 minutes after). Please note, tickets do sell out, and you need to either print them, or have them available to scan on a mobile,prior to meeting. 

If you’re in Paris for a few days and plan to visit several museums, we’ve also heard wonderful things about the “Paris Museum Pass” which the government tourist board sells here

Please note that kids under 18 enter free, as do EU Citizens & residents under 26 as long as you bring photo ID. Most ticket booking websites will not refund your tickets if you accidentally buy them for the kids, so be sure to only buy the tickets you need. 

If you have any further questions about buying your Musée d'Orsay tickets, please contact us.


Types of Museum Hunt
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Types of Museum Hunt

For all of our museums, we offer 2 different types of hunt: Classic Hunts, and Luxe Hunts.

CLASSIC HUNT

You’re met outside the museum at a pre-arranged meeting point, and provided with a brief history of the relevant museum. You are then accompanied into the museum where your THATMuse Rep shows you the hunt and how to play. Hunt packs include the hunt, map, pencils & the all-important answer sheets (in sealed envelopes!). In the Classic Hunt you’re offered “friendly competition” if there’s another family who’s opted for the same time & date, or some families of 4 like to split into two teams, one parent & child per team. For our Classic Hunt you’re neither accompanied nor are you met after, allowing you to hunt as long as you’d like. 

CLASSIC HUNT PRICES: THATLou: 25€/person THATd’Or: 35€/person THATBrit & THATVic: £75 for a team of 6 or less, £15 per extra person

LUXE HUNT

The format of the Luxe Hunt is the same as the Classic Hunt except during your hunt the THATMuse Rep skulks about the museum spot-checking that you’re not cheating (no separating, no calling your curator Auntie!) and then once you’ve regrouped you tally scores together before a prize giving ceremony (the location of the prize-giving depends on the museum and your preferences, but we’ve done them in nearby restaurants, cafes and bars, outdoors, or within the museum lobby, to allow hunters to return to the exhibits at a more leisurely pace). 

LUXE HUNT PRICES: THATLou & THATd’Or: 350€/3 hours for a group of 6 or less, including light-hearted prizes THATBrit & THATVic: £275 for a group of 6 or less, including light-hearted prizes

GROUP HUNTS
If you’re a group of 12 or larger (Paris) or 10 or larger (London), please contact us for a quote (ideally mentioning if you’d like a customized hunt or not & demographic - corporate hunt, Hen/Stag/Birthday party, school group, etc).

Classic Private THATBrit Rules & Tools
24 April 2017
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Classic Private THATBrit Rules & Tools

THATMuse stands for Treasure Hunt At The Museum

MEETING POINT

Your first task will be to find our meeting point on Great Russell Street, just outside the BM’s main gate. If facing the museum, your greeter, Daisy, will be just to the left of the entrance (B&W photo), across the road from a Starbucks, near a red London phone booth. Daisy has brown hair & will have her signature white canvas THATMuse tote. Her mobile is +44 (0)7921 589912 (on WhatsApp, too). Together you’ll navigate security & coat checks before she gives you a brief history of the museum & sets you up on your treasure hunt within the museum’s famous Great Court!  



Your THATMuse Mission: Photo your team in front of as many pieces of THATBrit Treasures as possible within the given amount of time (90 mins to 2 hrs) With each photo you’ll earn 20 game points (about 500 game points), however, with careful reading you could pick more than 1000 bonus THATMuse points & Letter Scramble spelling out your prize treasure with THATMuse Letters embedded in the text! We’ve intentionally provided more treasure text & fun than you could read about within the given time in the hope that you’ll want to return or extend your visit (& to ensure strategy!)

TOOLS:
Please be sure to have freshly-charged batteries in your phone or camera (it's a photo based game)

RULES:
(in addition to photographing your team in front of as many pieces of treasure as possible) 

1)
Teams must stay together at all times, must not run, jump or shout

2) No external help… If seen speaking to a tourist-in-the-know or BM staff you’re automatically eliminated; Likewise, no googling the Mesopotamians, no GPS-ing where the Greeks are, or anything other than your hunt & map… No phoning your Egyptologist Aunt for help, either!

3)
Please be sure you have one (1) Master Copy with all the answers and only use one (1) camera/phone (to facilitate score tallying). In respect to Museum policy please mute your phones & no flash photography

4) Must meet back at starting point (X on your map) at the precise time agreed. Each minute late merits 5 negative points, per minute (!!) There are sometimes strategical reasons to be late, but attention (!!): if you’re more than 10 mins late you’re ousted!


For small doses of Museum/Art Trivia, tune in (share or contribute your own!) to our twice daily Twitter (@THAT_Muse_) and Facebook page #THATMuseFacts campaign! Or just #THATMuse for your hunting snaps!

TYPES OF HUNT

Classic Hunts (75£/family): you’re not met at end, but have answer sheets sealed away (option: Friendly Competition)
Luxe Hunts (275£/3 hours): includes score tallying at a nearby café, park or pub & light-hearted prize giving ceremony.
Group Hunts: Pls contact us for a quote, citing how many people & demographic (team building, customized b’day, etc)

THATBrit Sample Clue
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THATBrit Sample Clue



LION HUNT FRIEZES
Palace of Ashurbanipal, North Palace of Nineveh (Northern Iraq) Assyrian (Mesopotamian), 645 BC
In 12th century Europe lions begin to decorate royal coat of arms; this connection between kingship & lions was probably a result of the European crusades to the Middle East.  Here we have a chief source, the Assyrian Lion Hunt frieze – a triumph of Man over Nature. King Ashurbanipal left his mark on his grandfather’s Palace at Nineveh (a city measuring 12kms/7.5 miles) with the North Palace, where these fine feline creatures – vicious, attacking & sad brutes meeting their grisly end – lined the walls.  Get a load of just what the fence of this hunting field was made of: shielded soldiers lined shoulder-to-shoulder (oh go on, earn 20 THATMuse points for a photo of your team lined up in profile like them & pointing to one of their rows (there are two human shields within this room)... I guess men were as disposable as lions to the Assyrians!  Apparently the Mesopotamian lion, brought to extinction by the 19th C (quelle surprise!), was compared in size to a large St Bernard dog. Still, that doesn’t lessen the queasiness I feel when seeing the small boy standing above their cages (see his small protective cage above?) whose job it was to liberate those ferocious creatures (take 20 THATMuse points for a photo pointing one of these boys out). And yet the 21st C viewer finds compassion for these bloodied beasts, writhing in their last moments. For a bit of your own hunting, scour these gypsum alabaster reliefs & earn 50 THATMuse points by listing 4 of the 8 types of animals found in this room (notincluding lion or man!). No partial credit, but the BM tags do help!          

GAME POINTS: 20
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LUNCHEON ON THE GRASS, 1863
Edouard Manet (Paris 1832 - 1883)
Oil on Canvas, H2.07M x W2.65M
Sex sells. And any PR maven knows that bad publicity is the best publicity. Manet surely calculated every inch of shock factor that this painting unleashed. Just the large canvas (reserved for important historical subjects), roughly painted background lacking any depth (is that woman floating or bathing back there?) and intentional, unrealistic light (where are the shadows? There aren’t any!) were all screams for attention, let alone the subject. Originally entitled Le Bain, Manet took the hotly-desired rejection from society a step further by making the objectionable subjects close to him: the two dandies – indifferent to the naked prostitute picnicking with them – are his brother & brother-in-law; the naked woman has the body of his wife and head of his favorite model. Parodying Raphaël, Giorgione and Titian (painters Manet, a Beaux-Arts graduate, coveted), Manet exhibited it in the 1863 Salon des Refusés, where both Proust and Odilon Redon spurned it. Well done! Manet got his much-sought attention from the Bois de Boulogne (the forest to the west of Paris, where it was commonly attributed), to London, where a smaller version of Luncheon on the Grass can be seen at the Courtauld Gallery. Now that you’ve found this, earn 20 THATMuse points if you toddle over to the Café Campana, found on your map near the enormous train clock, and pose as the trio on the grass (you can keep your clothes on) on the plateau above the café for everyone to watch. Is your dignity for sale?!?

GAME POINTS: 25
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THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA, 1563
Paolo Caliari, aka VERONESE (Verona 1528 - Venice 1588)
16th Century Italian Painting, H6.77M x W9.9M (the biggest painting in the Louvre!)

The Benedictine monks of St Giorgio Maggiore (the Palladian church on the Venetian island of the same name) commissioned Veronese to do this monumental work to decorate their new refectory. Hung at 2.5 meters high, the idea was to give the illusion of extended space. It’s huge -- 6 meters by 10 – larger than many Parisian flats! One has to wonder how pure these monks were though, considering the sumptuousness of the 130 fellow diners in this panel. Moreover one wonders how abstinent they were, considering the subject: Christ’s first miracle, when he attended a wedding that was about to run dry, he turned the water to wine, making him everyone’s favorite wedding guest. Filled to the brim with delights, thirty bonus points if you count how many dogs are in this painting and another ten if two of your team get down on all fours and poses like those two dogs in the foreground. And yes this is the room with the highest foot-traffic (80% of 30K people a day!): The Mona Lisa is watching you! Is your pride for sale?    
GAME POINTS: 10
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SACKLER COURTYARD

The Sackler wing (2017) is the V&A’s first addition in over a century. 11,000 handmade porcelain tiles in 15 different patterns meld the museum to Exhibition Road. This bright white play with geometry is above a 1,100 m2 temporary-exhibition space below. Architect Amanda Levete created an air-port sized subterranean space with 10-metre tall ceilings, and a serrated roof.  We get to glimpse down from the ramp in this £55 million courtyard. 60 THATMuse points for selling your pride & videoing your equine-equipe: one teammate clapping your Scribe’s clipboard boisterously, another of you loudly neighing with vigor. If there’s a 3rd teammate have them hold chariot reigns behind, all of you trot trot trotting as you prance down the ramp. Your photographer videoing from the raised platform across Levete’s oculus – which is where?!?
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The following themes are available for our THATLou (Louvre) hunts: 

BEAUTY + THE BESTIARY

Beauty & the Bestiary is our most popular theme for first-time visitors (adults & kids alike) to the Louvre. Bestiary are imaginary creatures such as unicorns, griffins & dragons, but for the purpose of getting hunters to main highlights, it includes Egyptian sphinxes, Roman satyrs, Greek Centaurs. Covering Louvre Icons such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Nike of Samothrace, it also includes lesser-visited corners such as the Islamic Collection & the Near Eastern empty quarter for a relief from the crowds. KID-FRIENDLY  

ANIMALS IN ART
This theme is meant for the family who wants to steer clear of the crowds (thus skipping famous Louvre icons), keeping to quieter & more contained corners of the museum so you can focus on scouting out (& sometimes pose as!) your animals. Works included are Northern European painting, Medieval European as well as frilly French sculpture. Please don’t choose this theme if you’d like to see the Mona Lisa, Nike of Samothrace or Venus de Milo. KID-FRIENDLY (may be on hold, depending on whether the Louvre's still renovating parts of the Richelieu wing)  

SKULL SCOUTING
THATLou goes ghoulish on this search for all things dark & macabre, from a decapitated Goliath to a medieval French skeleton. Don’t let’s leave out Roman Sarcophagi, Dutch Vanitas and Egyptian Mummies! This theme covers a good amount of ground, so it’s not for the faint of heart, but is also KID-FRIENDLY, as was reviewed here. What better way to get their attention than to go for the gore?!?  

LOVE HUNT
Prowl about after prancing putti, capturing an impish Eros with his arrow! The Venus de Milo is of course chief to this theme & included are wedding feasts by Italian, French and Northern European painters. It’s frequently customized for Hen and Stag parties, not to mention being good for destination wedding ice breakers, or the romantic newlyweds in Paris on a first anniversary. As it covers a good amount of ground, it’s hard on little legs.  

ALL THINGS GAUL

Originally built to celebrate Bastille Day, France’s National Day, this theme focuses nearly exclusively on works by Frenchmen and keeps hunters off the beaten-track for the most part, to lesser-known corners of the museum. You’ll leave having learned about French faience (porcelain), tapestries, Frog kingmakers, monarchs – and their lovers, bien sûr! The only exception is the Mona Lisa – despite being by an Italian, she’s included as she is the face of Gaul Marketing!    

KINGS + LEADERS
A popular choice for corporate titans, organizing an office team-building hunt because it requires a fair amount of strategy. Not particularly family-friendly, as it not only covers extensive ground (thus the need to strategise), it also includes some scandalous French monarchs and their lovers, as well as a fair number of Roman Emperors who we all know could also be shockingly salacious!  

LADIES AT THE LOUVRE
Often chosen for Hen Parties and a great hunt for a ladies night out before score tallying over a drink, Ladies at the Louvre covers a good amount of ground, so leave your heels at home! This is a well-balanced hunt between the lesser known quarters as well as including some Louvre Lady Icons, such as Nike of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa. Not ideal for children/impatient hunters as there are long stretches where treasure isn’t found.  

ANGELS + WINGS
Not exactly kid-oriented (as you do have to fly about from wing to wing), this was the first theme we built for a Parisian Expat Blogger event which launched THATLou in 2012. Prancing putti in the sculpture collection, heavenly arc-angels in Italian painting, fluttering Flemish birdies in the Northern European collection, this theme gets you all over the place! (not suitable for short legs, as the Louvre is 8 miles if stretched out!)  

FOOD + WINE
Originally built for Thanksgiving, this delicious theme is good for adults who want to take their time on the hunt as it covers a broad swath of the museum, from Dionysus and his bacchanalian retinue to sumptuous 17th C Dutch still lifes, Greek urns to Egyptian funerary friezes sending their dead off with foooooood! As Pernod-Ricard attests, this also makes for a good corporate hunt before an office feast!

ARTS & SCIENCES
This hunt is reserved for school groups, having originally been built for the ENS (France’s equivalent to America’s MIT), although it’s also been used by Palo Alto HS Math trip to Europe as well as other school groups interested in making the connection between Art and Science. If you’re leading a school group, please contact us if this is of interest. This theme requires a longer lead time than others.
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The following themes are available for our THATd'Or (Musée d'Orsay) hunts:

J’ADORE THATD’OR
Covering Musée d’Orsay highlights, from Renoir + Manet to Van Gogh + Gauguin. The intention of the J’Adore THATd’Or theme is to make sure you have an overview – from incredible Arte Nouveau furniture to fanciful French sculpture – of the entire collection. Getting you from the world-famous to hidden nooks + crannies!


CUSTOMISED
We’ve built customized hunts from D'Orsay Dames for Hen Parties to Modernity + Motion for an engineer company hosting a networking event. However, as the museum changes its collection regularly, no theme remains intact for long (thus our need to build each hunt per order)