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Acropolis Museum Has Gone Entirely Digital

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The Acropolis Museum. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Acropolis Museum launched a new website on Monday that brings the museum’s collection to life through digital exhibitions and an extensive virtual catalogue of its ancient artifacts.

The new website includes not just information about the museum’s history, future visits, and upcoming exhibitions, but also a digital archive of the permanent collection, the first of its kind to be provided by a Greek museum.

This voluminous catalogue, free and accessible to all, includes extensive descriptions of the over 2,000 master works housed by the museum as well as an interactive glossary, bibliographies, photographs, drawings, and videos to bring the collection to life.

This digital archive has already proven to be an incredible resource for students, archaeologists, art historians, and all those interested in ancient Greek art.

The Caryatids at the Acropolis Museum. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Hoping to make ancient Greek art exciting for young art lovers, the Acropolis Museum also released a new kids website, aimed at six to twelve-year-olds, full of unique games, educational videos, engaging activities, and countless opportunities for creativity, all inspired by ancient Greece.
New multimedia spaces have also been installed in the Acropolis Museum, enabling visitors to explore the history of the museum’s extensive collection and compare it to exhibitions in other renowned museums around the world.
There is also a corresponding Kids Corner in the museum, full of videos and games that explore topics such as daily life in ancient Greece and Greek mythology.

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