This is a mobile workshop centered around the Archaic Acropolis Gallery whose aim is to approach human creation in its context. The archaic offerings are presented in their original and in their present environment (the sanctuary of the Acropolis from the 6th c BC and the Acropolis Museum respectively). Students will discover the unique way in which these early artefacts were recovered in such large numbers and in such good condition today, and their significance in their original position. Students will also appreciate the new ‘life’ of these artefacts in the brightly lit Museum gallery. Finally, the students themselves will give voice, movement, new identities and different field of action to masterpieces of art by means of their own personality and ingenuity.
 


Premise of the activity and supporting material

The Museum’s artefacts form the basis of this program. During the activity, supporting material will be used such as photographs, models of the Acropolis, and material for creation and narration to be used in the mobile workshop.

This program is carried out by the Archaeologist- Hosts in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery 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, through observation, discussion and creation, with the way in which the environment and one’s personal perception influence the significance of the objects within it. Some brief preparation with the students before their visit to the Museum can make the experience of this program even more fruitful. After your visit to the Museum you can suggest to your students that they continue their 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:

  • become acquainted with concepts such as: ‘environment’, ‘sanctuary’, ‘offering’, ‘museum’, ‘statue’, ‘exhibit’, ‘art’, ‘perception’
  • 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, creativity, 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: 8-16
  • Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes