Amongst the hundreds of small votive offerings from the Acropolis (6th century BC), one that stands out is a bronze hare landing on its front legs after a spectacular leap to elude its pursuers. During the gallery talk on “The hare of the Acropolis”, visitors will have the opportunity to hear from Museum Archaeologist-Hosts attractive stories about the hare and other animals of which their bronze effigies are displayed in the Museum showcases (at 10:00 in English, at 10:30 in French and at 12:00 in Greek).
The Moschophoros (Calf-bearer), one of the most important sculptures of archaic Acropolis recently changed its form; its massive leg props have been replaced with light metallic ones, which significantly improve the aesthetics of the exhibition of the sculpture. The gallery talk entitled “The Moschophoros: a new display of an Acropolis masterpiece” will give visitors the chance to learn from Museum Conservators the hidden aspects behind the procedure of this new display (at 11:00 in Greek and at 11:30 in English).
Also, on the occasion of this year’s International Museum Day a commemorative medal dedicated to the hare of the Acropolis is available in the Museum Shops.
For more info: www.theacropolismuseum.gr
Photo: Giorgos Vitsaropoulos
|Date: 18/05/2014. Place: Athens. Venue: Acropolis Museum, 15, Dionysiou Areopagitou St. Op. H.: 08:00 – 16:00 (free entrance)|