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News: The Acropolis Museum
View of the west and south frieze of the Parthenon. The Acropolis Museum.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Gallery Talks

New program of the month September

The Acropolis Museum gives visitors the opportunity to participate in presentations of selected exhibits held by Archaeologist – Hosts. Additionally, Archaeologist-Hosts are available to answer your questions about the Museum exhibits every day between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Visitors can find them by looking for staff wearing ‘archaeologist’ badges in the Museum exhibition areas.

Gallery Talks:

1. A walk along the Parthenon frieze

A presentation of the ionic frieze of the Parthenon. Visitors have the opportunity to discuss with Archaeologist-Hosts the varied significance of the frieze which depicts a subject inspired by Ancient Athens’ most glorious celebration, the Panathenaic Festival. The frieze’s location on the building, how it was viewed, its images and their importance, aesthetic concerns, how it was made and its history to present day are discussed.

The presentation is enhanced with special video projections in the Parthenon Gallery featuring 3D-imaging of the frieze blocks and with the use of a digital tablet.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: at 11 a.m. in English and at 12 noon in Greek

Participation is limited to 25 visitors per session.

Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.

2. Masterpieces in the Acropolis Museum

A presentation of masterworks on display in the Museum, their significance in their time and for world art. Visitors have the opportunity to engage Archaeologist-Hosts in discussion about art, aesthetics, religion and society at the time these works were created, all of which belonged to ancient Athens’ most important sanctuary, the Acropolis. The way in which they are exhibited in the Museum is also discussed.

Friday: at 6 p.m. in English and at 8 p.m. in Greek

Saturday & Sunday: at 11:30 a.m. in English and at 12:30 p.m. in Greek

Participation is limited to 25 visitors per session.

Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.

3. Archaic Colors

A presentation on the continuing research on the unique collection of archaic statues, which retain their colors to a small or large degree. Visitors have the opportunity to discuss with Archaeologist-Hosts on the color of archaic statues, its technical issues, its detection using new technologies, its experimental use on marble surfaces, its digital reconstruction, its meaning, as well as the archaic period’s aesthetic perception of color. The presentation concludes in the special “lab” on ancient three-dimensional art, which has been set up on the second floor of the Museum.

The presentation is enhanced with the use of a digital tablet featuring additional visual material, colored cast copies of exhibits, marble details painted experimentally using ancient pigments and techniques, video projections, and collections of pigments.

Friday: at 11 a.m. in English and at 12 noon in Greek
Saturday & Sunday: at 1 p.m. in English and at 2 p.m. in English
Participation is limited to 25 visitors per session.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.

For more information about the Museum exhibition program ‘Archaic Colors’ click here.