Museum Employee Tells Non-White Students To “Shut Your Mouths” And Furor Ensues

museum53e4d7ad39d58207588147821b30a5c9_ce9921d655348f1444ba517dae8818ef2000x1333_quality99_o_1b4bba6b06rc6l41qn1utt8toaThe last time I visited the Musée d’Orsay, in Paris, a warder told a friend and me to “Quiet Down!” even though we were speaking at normal volume. So I’m sympathetic to the students in this story: A teacher at a French secondary school has sparked debate about the treatment of school groups in French museums after a warder at the Musée d’Orsay told her party of 93 pupils to “shut their mouths” during a visit to the museum. The French Minister of Culture, Audrey

Azoulay, has also been drawn into the row, and requested that a report be drawn up on the incident and its aftermath.

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