Acropolis Museum celebrates ninth ‘birthday’

The Acropolis Museum has received more than 1.66 million visitors over the past year, with a sharp rise in the number of foreigners visiting its collections, the museum’s curator Prof. Dimitris Pandermalis said in statements on Wednesday, [...]

Record number of films apply for Drama short film festival

A record number of 227 films applied to take part in Drama’s 41st Greek Short Film Festival set to take place in September, organisers said on Friday. “This increase in numbers reflects the existing and obviously urgent need of Greek [...]

Greek-Italian artistic directors platform at Acropolis Museum

The first Greek-Italian platform for the artistic directors of festivals and theatrical productions will be held in Athens on May 24-27, in the Acropolis Museum auditorium. It is the first time that, in the framework of a three-year collaboration [...]

Exhibition on I. Capodistrias at the Art Gallery of Corfu

Rare documents, newspapers, pieces of art and digital reproductions on the life and work of the Greek diplomat and politician and first head of the state of independent Greece Ioannis Capodistrias will be presented in an exhibition at the department [...]

Finds from Antikythera Wreck to be displayed at Beijing’s Forbidden City

The Antikythera Shipwreck, the 2012 to 2014 exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum that attracted 800,000 visitors, will travel to Beijing. As in 2015, when the 370 finds of the wreck left Greece for the first time for the Basel Museum [...]

National Museum brings the Youth of Mantineia out of storage

The Youth of Mantineia, an exceptional statue depicting an idealized young man, will be on view at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens as of Monday (today), until July 22. The young man’s features recall the face of Antinous, [...]

Foreign film studios and producers show interest in Greece, says Media SecGen Kretsos

Big foreign studios and film-makers have shown interest in Greece as a filming location, said Media and Communications Secretary-General Lefteris Kretsos, while speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio on Thursday about the [...]

Association of Greek Archaeologists to hold event on their profession on Friday

The Association of Greek Archaeologists “Eos” is organizing a one-day conference titled “Archaeology: From university to the labour market,” at the Culture Center of the Municipality of Athens (50 Akademias street) on [...]

Viola player Iris Louka to perform Bach at Acropolis Museum on March 18

Soloist Iris Louka, a viola player at the Athens State Orchestra (ASO), will play the famous J.S. Bach Suites No. 1-3 transcribed for her instrument, at the Acropolis Museum on March 18. The event, scheduled between 12:00-13:00, is part of the [...]

Bank of Greece opens art vaults for Benaki Annexe show of Greek painters

An exhibition of 160 paintings from the art collection of the Bank of Greece will open to the public at the Benaki Museum Annexe on Pireos Street on Thursday. “Frames of Reference: From the Collection of the Bank of Greece” celebrates [...]