The Acropolis Museum will mark its thirteenth anniversary on Monday, June 20th by offering all visitors half-price tickets of five euros for all its exhibition areas.
At 3 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy music by the Woodwind Quintet of the Athens State Orchestra.
From June 20, 2022 until January 8, 2023, the Acropolis Museum will present the exhibition program Των Αθήνηθεν άθλων. Panathenaic amphorae from Toronto, Canada back to their birthplace with two exquisite vessels created in Athens over 2,500 years ago.
They are Panathenaic amphorae, vessels filled with oil that were given as a prize to the victors of contests held during the festival of the Great Panathenaia. One side is decorated with the figure of Athena Promachos while the other contains scenes related to the games for which they were awarded.
The two vessels from the Royal Ontario Museum will be exhibited in the Parthenon Gallery, relating this way with the great temple’s frieze, where Pheidias and his collaborators artfully carved the Panathenaic procession.
This presentation is an event simultaneously taking place with the presentation From Athens to Toronto: A Greek Masterpiece Revealed at the Royal Ontario Museum where the Acropolis Kore 670 has been on display since March 2022. It is organized as part of cultural exchanges between the Acropolis Museum and other great museums abroad, contributing to the enhancement of friendly relations between the people of different countries.
Within the context of this event, on Wednesday June 29, 2022 at 7pm, the Museum will welcome Royal Ontario Museum Director, Mr. Josh Basseches, who will give a speech in the auditorium entitled “ROM Immortal: Transforming Museum Experiences for the 21st Century.”
Acropolis Museum opened on June 20, 2009
The Acropolis Museum which opened to the public on June 20, 2009 exhibits more than 4,250 objects of the archaeological site of the Acropolis.
It is a treasure trove of Greek history from prehistoric times through the greatest days of Greece’s Golden Ages. Built over streets in the ancient city, visitors walk over a reinforced glass floor and peer down into carefully-excavated streets and buildings, gazing back into the history of the city itself.
Stunning natural light is a focal element of its architectural design with its creators aspiring to create a simple and precise museum with the mathematical and conceptual clarity of ancient Greece.
As explained on the Museum’s website, the visitor’s route through the building forms “a clear three-dimensional loop, affording an architectural promenade with a rich spatial experience that extends from the archaeological excavations to the Parthenon Marbles and back through the Roman period.”