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International Museum Day at the Acropolis Museum


The Acropolis Museum celebrates International Museum Day with two special gallery talks on May 18, 2014.

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

 

International Museum Day at the Acropolis Museum

18/05/2014 - 18/05/2014
Location: ATTICAATTICAATHENS (ATHINA)

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Date: 18/05/2014. Place: Athens. Venue: Acropolis Museum, 15, Dionysiou Areopagitou St. Op. H.: 08:00 – 16:00 (free entrance)


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