On Wednesday 20 June 2012, the Acropolis Museum celebrates its third birthday. The exhibition areas will remain open from 8 am until 12 midnight. The restaurant will be open during the same hours. On this occasion, admission will be reduced (3 euros) and visitors will enjoy ‘a musical journey to Greek and international music creation’.

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The Acropolis Museum celebrates International Museum Day on Friday 18 May 2012 with free entry for all visitors and atmospheric music events on the second floor balcony overlooking the Archaic Gallery (Museum open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and restaurant open until 12 midnight). Additionally, on the occasion of the European Night of Museums on Saturday 19 May 2012, the Acropolis Museum celebrates with evening music performances in the entrance courtyard.

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The Acropolis Museum, in collaboration with Google, aims to facilitate access to its permanent collections by offering a digital platform for personalized viewing and navigation of information for discussion and educational purposes. Through the Google Art Project, the Acropolis Museum is showcased through high-definition images of selected exhibits as well as virtual tours of its permanent collections.

The Museum selected block VI of the east frieze of the Parthenon to be photographed in extraordinary detail using super high resolution or “Gigapixel” photo capturing technology, enabling the viewer to study details of the exhibit beyond that possible with the naked eye.

On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of 25 March 2012, entry will be free for all visitors at the Acropolis Museum from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Museum Archaeologist – Hosts will present visitors for the first time in the Parthenon Gallery the 32nd metope on the north side of the Parthenon building, which was left intact in the turbulent years around 400 AD. Archaeological research has attributed the preservation of this metope to the fact that the scene was thought to portray the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The metope of the Annunciation was recently taken down from the Parthenon and having undergone conservation treatment, it was placed in the Museum.

On this day, at 12 noon, on the balcony of the second floor that overlooks the Archaic Gallery, Marios Strofalis will present the piano recital “Great Day, Great Greek Composers”.

At 5 p.m., the Athens Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra will present a music program in the ground floor lobby of the Museum, in view of the Hekatompedos pediment.

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Within the context of the program ‘A day at the Acropolis Museum’, the Museum continues its program of music afternoons, in collaboration with the City of Athens Technopolis and presents a series of music performances titled ‘Greek Crossroads: a meeting with an Anthology of International Music’ on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March and on 5 April 2012, at 5 p.m., on the balcony of the second floor overlooking the Archaic Gallery.

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