“Environment and Culture 2012” – Sparkling stories about fire

Thursday, 11 October - Sunday, 14 October, 2012

The Acropolis Museum selects exhibits and organizes narrations for adults and children about fire in everyday life, myth, religion and philosophy. Stories that highlight the creative but also destructive nature of the primordial power that was the core of the development of civilization. Narrations will last four days (11-14 October 2012), from which the first two will be dedicated to children while the others for adults.

Visitors unable to take part in the organized narrations will be able to stroll through the galleries and identify the exhibits related to the subject of this action with the help of a special brochure in both English and Greek languages.

Admission to the Museum will be free on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The narration program will be as follows:

Thursday 11 & Friday 12 October: narrations for school groups by reservation only on +30 210 9000903.

9:00 a.m. - 4 groups of 25 children
10:00 a.m. - 2 groups of 25 children
11:00 a.m. - 4 groups of 25 children
12 noon - 2 groups of 25 children

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October 2012: narrations for adult groups on a first-in first served basis.

5:00 p.m. - 1 group of 25 people in Greek
5:30 p.m. - 1 group of 25 people in Greek
6:00 p.m. - 1 group of 25 people in English
6:30 p.m. - 1 group of 25 people in Greek
6:45 p.m. - 1 group of 25 people in Greek
7:00 p.m. - 1 group of 25 people in English

The event is part of the national campaign entitled “Environment and Culture” initiated by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Related sources:

“Sparkling stories about fire” booklet

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