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Friday, April 22, 2011

Exhibition “Myth and Coinage”.

15 April- 27 November 2011
Athens
A joint exhibition
in the Athens Numismatic Museum  and the National Archaeological Museum
in co-operation with the Αlpha Bank

The Athens Numismatic Museum in co-operation with the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection and the National Archaeological Museum organises a joint exhibition entitled “Myth and Coinage”.
The exhibition will be structured in two parts presented in the National Archaeological Museum and the Athens Numismatic Museum and will last from the mid-April to the end of November 2011.
The sections displayed in the National Archaeological Museum will refer to the depiction of myths on coinage while those in the Athens Numismatic Museum, to the use of myths.
The display of the exhibition presented in the Athens Numismatic Museum under the full title “Myth and Coinage.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

ECCC is the European Citizens Climate Cup!

ECCC addresses European private householders, families and singles, and is based on the energy consumption of their houses.
Participants have one year to implement in their own houses strategies and measures to reduce their overall energy consumption – the greater the reduction the bigger their chance of winning the competition!
Winners will be the ones having adopted the best strategy to reduce their households' energy consumption. The choice of the strategy is completely free, there are no obligations and can be as drastic as one wants to reduce energetic consumption ........... and the energy bill!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A day at the Acropolis Museum

On Saturday 16 April 2011, the new program ‘A day at the Acropolis Museum’ commences, inviting visitors to spend a day with us at the Museum enjoying a range of activities.   
Stroll through the galleries
Take a stroll through the exhibition and speak to a museum archaeologist - host available to answer any questions or queries you have. From the second floor balcony see a special and unexpected view of the Archaic Gallery. Visit the Parthenon Gallery on the third floor with its unique views of the Acropolis.
Conserving the Caryatids
The Acropolis Museum has commenced the conservation and restoration of the Caryatids, the Kore from the south porch of the Erechtheion temple. Visitors have the opportunity to watch conservators do the delicate work of cleaning the Caryatids with advanced laser technology. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The therapeutic horse riding

A horse brought me to the land of fairy tales...

The therapeutic value of horse riding for people with disabilities was well known to the Greeks as early as the 5th Century B.C. Historians quote Hippocrates as saying, "Riding in clean air strengthens body muscles and keeps them in good form".

In 1952, Danish Liz Hartel won the silver medal for Dressage in the Helsinki Olympic Games while suffering from partial paralysis of both her lower limbs, caused by Polyomelitis; thus becoming the inspiration for the establishment of the first therapeutic riding centers in the U.K. and Scandinavia.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wassili Lepanto: Positive utopias

Wassili Lepanto was born in Nafpaktos (Lepanto) in 1940. He studied German, history, philosophy and Art History at the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. He lives and works in Heidelberg. His art is consciously and almost exclusively devoted to landscape painting.
The exhibition includes approximately 80 works, both big and small, from the entire course of his creative endeavours, whose focus remained on landscapes.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ioannis Altamuras. His life and work

A major retrospective focusing on the life and oeuvre of distinguished painter Ioannes Altamouras (Jean Altamura) (1852-1878).
Through his paintings, historical documents as well as his personal objects, the Greek public will have an opportunity to become acquainted with the work of a particularly gifted artist who died when he was only 26 years old.
To be precise, the exhibition will also show works by the Altamura family, his parents Saverio Altamura and Eleni Boukoura-Altamura, as well as his brother Alessandro Altamura.

Friday, April 8, 2011

ΤHE LAST GRAND TOUR

EXHIBITION DURATION: 15 April – 10 October 2011
The exhibition will bring together for the first time work by many of the internationally renowned artists who have lived and worked in Greece during the twentieth century. Looking at Greece as a site of inspiration over the past sixty years, works to be included reflect the various ways in which the country, its long cultural history and geographic characteristics have continued to be a source for artistic innovation. Concentrating only on those artists who have invested a lengthy stay in Greece or in some cases established second homes there, the exhibition will bring to light both well-known visitors as well as those who have quietly been present over the last decades.