National Archaeological Museum in Athens to be Honored on ‘International Museum Day’

The Worldwide Council of Museums (ICOM) – Hellenic Nationwide Committee will honor the Nationwide Archaeological Museum in Athens on the event of Worldwide Museum Day 2016 on Wednesday, Could 18. Admission is free in museums on Worldwide Museum Day.

The Nationwide Archaeological Museum, which this 12 months celebrates its a hundred and fiftieth anniversary, is being honored for its contribution to tradition and the nationwide character of its collections, representing common values.

Because the “museum of honor” for 2016, the Nationwide Archaeological Museum will host a collection of occasions from Could 16 till Could 22. The opening occasion shall be held on Could 18 on the museum at 7pm and features a music live performance. The occasions will be discovered right here (in Greek).

The Nationwide Archaeological Museum is the biggest museum in Greece and one of many world’s nice museums. Though its authentic function was to safe all of the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and round Athens, it regularly turned the central Nationwide Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from throughout Greece. Its ample collections, with greater than 11,000 displays, present a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

The worldwide group of museums will have fun Worldwide Museum Day on and round Could 18. Greek museums will as soon as once more participate within the worldwide celebration and supply free admission all day.

Photograph @ Aggeliki Koronaiou

The theme of Worldwide Museum Day 2016 shall be “Museums and Cultural Landscapes”, which can also be the theme of the Common Convention of the Worldwide Council of Museums (ICOM), to be held in Milan, Italy from 3 to 9 July. This theme implies that museums have a sure duty in direction of the landscapes the place they’re situated, to which they’re able to carry their very own particular data and abilities.

The target of Worldwide Museum Day is to lift consciousness of the truth that, “Museums are an essential technique of cultural change, enrichment of cultures and improvement of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace amongst peoples.”

Organised on and round Could 18 every year, the occasions and actions deliberate to have fun Worldwide Museum Day can final a day, a weekend or a complete week.

To see the total program of occasions happening in Greece, press right here.

Participation in Worldwide Museum Day is rising amongst museums all around the world. In 2015, greater than 35,000 museums participated within the occasion in some 145 international locations.

The Worldwide Council of Museums (ICOM) established Worldwide Museum Day in 1977 to extend public consciousness of the function of museums within the improvement of society.