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Virtual Field Trip: Rijksmuseum

Inspired by Carmen Sandiego™ Episode 5, kids take a virtual trip to Rijksmuseum and admire the beautiful art.

Visit the Rijksmuseum!

In Episode 5, VILE thieves target the national museum of The Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum. Take your kids on a virtual tour of this museum and learn more about Dutch art and history.

Activity Instructions

As a class, look at some of the beautiful art in the Rijksmuseum.

Estimated Time: 20–30 minutes
Materials Needed: Computer with projector

  1. Take your kids on a virtual field trip of the national museum of The Netherlands that VILE operatives target in this episode. This museum in Amsterdam showcases Dutch art and history. Project the Rijksmuseum website for the class to see. Look at pieces from the collection by selecting to explore the Rijksstudio. Works can be viewed by artist, subject, style, or medium.
  2. Be sure to look at Vermeer’s paintings, including “Woman Reading a Letter.” Point out the way Vermeer captures light. Discuss what subjects different artists chose to portray in their works. For example, Vermeer’s paintings at the Rijksmuseum all focus on women in the midst of daily life. Abraham Mignon, on the other hand, painted still lifes of food and flowers.