Louvre Goes Visual With Nintendo 3DS Guide

By Jamey Keaten

A visitor studies a sculpture entitled "The rebellious slave" 1513-1515 by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo with the help of the new audio guide Thursday April 12, 2012 in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The famed Paris museum is going 3D visual with its electronic guides in a deal with Japan's Nintendo to provide game consoles to help visitors who navigate its labyrinthine halls by the millions each year. The guides, in seven languages, and accompanying headsets cost Euro5 ($6.50) on top of the museum's Euro10 standard admission price. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

PARIS, France (AP) – The Louvre Museum is used to dealing with antiquities: Nearly all of its thousands of works of art date to 1848 or earlier. Now, it wants to create a relic of its own – the old museum audio guide.

The famed Paris museum, whose origins date to the 18th century, is pressing on toward modernity and going visual with new electronic guides in a deal with Japan’s Nintendo. The guide provides 3DS game consoles that offer touch-screen, visual-and-audio guidance for visitors who teem the museum’s labyrinthine halls by the millions each year.

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