For ancient Greeks and their society, colour constituted a way to mark various attributes. The blond hair of the gods projected their power; the brown skin of warriors and athletes was a sign of virtue and valour, while the white skin of the “korai” expressed the grace and radiance of youth.
Driven by the importance of archaic colours, the Acropolis Museum wants to conduct research on its unique collection of archaic statues, which retain their colours to a small or large extent, and to open a very extensive discussion with the public and various experts on colour, 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 colour.
In this context, the Acropolis Museum organises brief presentations with focus on Archaic Colours that are held by Museum archaeologists – hosts with rich visual material, both in Greek and English.
Also, with Family Backpack Archaic Colours the Museum invites families to discover the archaic colours through the following games:
Whatch the video of the initiative here.
|Date: 31/07/2012 – 31/07/2013 Place: Athens Venue: The Acropolis Museum, 15, Dionysiou Areopagitou Op. H.: 1 April – 31 October: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday: Closed 1 November – 31 March: Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday: Closed Closed: 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 and 26 December Every Friday the Museum is open until 22:00. For information about Archaic Colours pls visit the Museum’s site Site: www.theacropolismuseum.gr|