1. Head of the “Polos Kore” (young woman with a high head dress). Pentelic marble. Around 500 BC (Acr. 696) - 2. Commemorative medal dedicated to the boar.

International Museum Day 2017

Thursday, 18 May, 2017

Οn International Museum Day, the Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with free entry to its visitors.

For the first time fragments of a statue depicting the “Polos Kore” (young woman with a high head dress) will be put on display inside the Archaic Acropolis Gallery, together with the exceptional head 696. These fragments are currently in the Museum's store rooms. Visitors will be able to view these artifacts arranged in a special showcase in order to get the complete picture of the statue before its destruction by the Persians.

On the occasion of this year’s International Museum Day, the Acropolis Museum produced, in collaboration with the Hellenic Mint, commemorative medals dedicated to the boar. Massive and ferocious, the wild boar inspired both awe and dread in the ancient Greeks. Boar hunting required a well-coordinated team of hunters, capable of tracking down and fatally wounding an aggressive and potentially deadly prey.

These medals will be available for purchase at the Acropolis Museum Shops from Thursday 18 May 2017.