Can each one of us perceive the same object differently? Can ancient artefacts be reborn as new creations? The personal world of the students will play a leading role in a hunt of observation and inspiration among the exhibits on the first floor of the Museum. Students will capture the exhibit of their choice photographically or on video. They will, then, give new life to it, in accordance to their personal approach, in their written, painted, photographic, choreutic or other creative expression.
 

 

Premise of the activity and supporting material

The personality and creativity of the students form the basis of this program, alongside the Museum’s exhibits. Digital tablets, printers, cards with suggestive ways of creative expression in the program, writing and creative materials will be used as aids.

This program is carried out by the Archaeologist- Hosts in the gallery dedicated to the 5th c. BC to the 5th c. AD on the first floor of the Museum and in mobile workshops.

Material for optional student activities before and after a visit to the Acropolis Museum

During your school group’s visit to the Acropolis Museum, the students will come into contact with the significance that an individual’s “identity” has in terms of how he or she views and understands the exhibits, and with the different ways of expressing this personal mode of perception. Some brief preparation with the students before their visit to the Museum can make the experience of this program even more fruitful. The discussion can be started in class based on the questions for students that follow. After your visit to the Museum you can suggest to your students that they continue their critical and creative exploration of the same subject using the material below, thus reinforcing the benefits of the experience offered by this program.

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With their participation in the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • familiarize themselves with the concept of art, perception, and expression
  • familiarize themselves with the objects and the environment of the Museum
  • realize the importance of material culture and the value in studying it
  • recognize the notion of the past and perceive the passing of time
  • enhance their senses
  • develop a critical eye, critical thinking, imagination, focus and memory
  • understand the importance of teamwork and cooperation, develop social values
  • cultivate an aesthetic awareness
  • gain new interests and experiences
  • increase self-confidence and self-discovery
  • entertain themselves

Activity and School Program

  • The program promotes an interactive learning experience both on its own and when combined with the school curriculum.
  • Overseas schools - Greek schools abroad and foreign schools - can book for this educational program upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr) at least one month prior to the desired date of visit.
  • This program can be given either in Greek or in English, only on Friday.
  • The Museum can receive a maximum of 50 students per group.
  • Ages: 13-18
  • Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes