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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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 ‘Musical Meetings with Manos Hadjidakis’ on 2, 9, 16 and 23 February 2012, at 5 p.m.

Moreover, the Municipality of Athens will contribute with Greek music performances by the Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday 18 February 2012, at 5 p.m., and with operettas and serenades by the Athens Mixed Municipal Choir on Saturday 25 February 2012, at 5 p.m., in the Museum’s entrance courtyard.

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Every Saturday and every Sunday, the Acropolis Museum welcomes visitors to its Virtual Reality Theater located on the ground floor of the Museum. Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the Acropolis monuments from brief 3D video screenings. The ten-minute film “Acropolis in Antiquity” presents the topography and the monuments of the Rock of the Acropolis during the prehistoric, the Archaic and the classical period. The film aids to help visitors recreate and imagine the impressive sanctuary with the aid of 3D models.

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