"World on a Wire," organized by Rhizome's Artistic Director Michael Connor, opened at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow. The exhibition is a collaboration between Hyundai Motor Company and Rhizome of the New Museum in New York, as part of a partnership which began earlier this year, devoted to amplifying new modes of born-digital artmaking. Founded in...
Virtual tours in Greek museums
Nowadays, visiting a museum can be done not only with our physical presence, but also virtually. Many museums around the world have come up with virtual tours, allowing us to visit them even if this is not possible. Below you can find a list of Greek museums that invite us to experience them online.
Bath House of the Winds. This monument-museum is located near the Roman Forum and the Tower of the Winds (also called Horologium) and it is the only remaining public bath of Athens. Dating from the first period of Ottoman rule (1453-1669), it functioned as a bathhouse until 1965. It is now the property of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. It was handed over to The Museum of Modern Greek Culture in 1998, "which is responsible for its new use as a Museum-Information Centre, devoted to the subject of the cleanliness, care and beautification of the body throughout the ages."
Byzantine and Christian Museum. The Byzantine and Christian Museum is located in Athens and is one of Greece's national museums. The Museum has over 25.000 artefacts in its possession date from between the 3rd and 20th century AD. Their provenance encompasses the entire Greek world, as well as regions in which Hellenism flourished.
"V. Papantoniou" Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation. The foundation was founded in 1974 by Ioanna Papantoniou, and its aim is the research, preservation, study and presentation of the material culture of the Peloponnese, as well as of the whole of Greece. The "V. Papantoniou" Museum has been housed in a restored neoclassical building of the early 20th century, located in Nafplio. The PFF's collections now number over 45,000 artefacts, covering all the branches of study relating to modern Greek culture.
Museum of Tobacco of Kavala. Founded in 2003, the Tobacco Museum is a thematic museum that contains artefacts and archive material on the cultivation and production of tobacco, its agricultural and commercial processing, industrial tobacco products, and exhibits of sample tobaccos. The Museum contains an exhibition on the processing of Oriental tobaccos and showcases economic and social history as well as the history of technology in Kavala and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace more broadly.
Benaki Museum. The Benaki Museum was established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis. It houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop. Its extensive collections cover several different cultural fields.
Archaeological Museum of Thebes. The Archaeological Museum of Thebes has an important collection with rare and unique artefacts. The exhibits originate from excavations all around Boeotia and cover a long chronological period dating from the Paleolithic to the Post Byzantine periods.
Acropolis Museum. The Acropolis Museum is located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis. Its collection includes unique masterpieces, mainly original works of the Archaic and Classical Greek art, which combine directly with the sacred rock of the Acropolis.
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Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum said, "Since re-opening in May 2021 we have welcomed visitors back to the British Museum with critically acclaimed exhibitions that have explored medieval England with Thomas Becket, Nero's ancient Rome and now Hokusai's Great Picture Book of Everything. 2021 will end with a rare glimpse into ancient...
Φέτος συμπληρώνονται 20 χρόνια λειτουργίας (2001-2021) της Ιστορικής Οικίας Λαζάρου Κουντουριώτη ως παράρτημα του Εθνικού Ιστορικού Μουσείου στην Ύδρα. Με αφορμή αυτό το γεγονός, το τριήμερο 23-25 Οκτωβρίου θα πραγματοποιηθεί σειρά εκδηλώσεων για μικρούς και μεγάλους.