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News: Athens
Sandal of Ippeas 700 with laces. Representation Gillieron (photo credit: Acropolis Museum).
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Acropolis museum celebrates Greek National Holiday

A variety of events on March 25

On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of 25th March, the Acropolis Museum organizes workshop presentations, a musical event dedicated to love, special guided tours for the “Archaic colors” etc. On this day, entry will be free for all visitors from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Workshop of ancient technology

The conservators of the museum will color the sandal of Ippeas 700, in front of the public. At 11.00 a.m. Museum’s information desk, on a first come first serve basis.

Workshop of modern technology

On the occasion of the completion of the second Caryatid’s cleaning (Caryatis D), visitors will have the opportunity to talk with the conservators of the Museum about the procedure of cleaning the Caryatids by using advanced laser technology. At 12.00, 1st floor, The Erechtheion.

Eros in Greek music of the 20th century

The Museum will present an event dedicated to love, with music of Markos Vamvakaris, Manolis Chiotis, Iosif Ritsiardis, Giorgos Mitsakis, Apostolos Kaldaras etc. At 12.30, Parthenon Gallery (1st floor).

Archaic Colors

The archaeologists-curators of the Museum will make a brief presentation on “Archaic Colors”. Since July 2012, the Museum has been conducting a research on its unique collection of archaic statues, which retain their colors to a small or large degree. In an open discussion with the visitors experts will talk about color, its meaning, as well as the archaic period’s aesthetic perception of color. At 3.30 p.m. Museum’s information desk, on a first come first serve basis.