On the occasion of International Museum Day on Saturday 18 May 2013, the Acropolis Museum continues the minting of commemorative medals, so as to acquaint visitors with small but beloved objects in its collection. This year’s medal displays a fighting rooster; the impetuous and persistent rooster was the competitive prototype for athletes and fighters in ancient Athens. As early as the beginning of the 5th century BC, alektryonon agones (cock fights) were performed every year in the Dionysos theater on the south slope of the Acropolis.

On this day, the Acropolis Museum will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight, with free entry for its visitors. Museum Archaeologist-Hosts will present various programs for children and adults related to the rooster.

At 9 p.m., in the Museum’s entrance courtyard, the Orchestra of the Center of Arts and Culture of Dion will perform songs by great composers from the rich repertoire of traditional and Greek art music.

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The Acropolis Museum continues its series of performances with music groups from across the world until Easter, giving its visitors the unique opportunity to tour the archaic exhibition, while enjoying this diverse music program from the second floor balcony that overlooks the Archaic Gallery.

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On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of 25 March 2013, entry will be free for all visitors at the Acropolis Museum from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Museum will celebrate with various events, including a workshop about ancient technology hosted by Museum Conservators (11 a.m.), a workshop about the laser technology used by Museum Conservators for the restoration of the Caryatids (12 noon), a music event addressing the theme of love in Greek music of the 20th century (12:30 p.m.), gallery talks on the ‘Archaic Colors’ by Museum Archaeologist–Hosts (3:30 p.m.), family backpacks and ‘Greek Traditional Meal’ at the restaurant.

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From 15 February 2013 to Easter, the Acropolis Museum presents a series of performances with music groups from across the world, giving its visitors the unique opportunity to tour the archaic exhibition, while enjoying this diverse music program from the second floor balcony that overlooks the Archaic Gallery.

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From 7 December to 13 December 2012, ‘Symphony of a missing room – Athens’ by Swedish artists Christer Lundahl & Martina Seitl will be hosted by the Acropolis Museum, as part of MIRfestival 2012.

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