An experiential approach to the creation and the significance of three-dimensional art and to ancient aesthetics. Students will observe the sculptural masterpieces on the first floor and will examine, through various visual aids, their invaluable traces of color. They will have the chance to use their different senses to appreciate materials, colors and tools and they will discuss the role of three-dimensional art in our life. This program complements “the Lab”, where students will discover the Museum’s experimental activities and a collection of pigments.

Premise of the activity and supporting material

The Museum’s artefacts form the basis of this program. During the activity, the Museum provides the following supporting material:

  • tools for observation: special lights, magnifying glass, tool for isolated view
  • digital tablets with rich visual material, colored casts of the exhibits, displays of marble surfaces with the experimental use of ancient pigments and techniques, stable screens, a three-dimensional art workshop and collections of pigments
  • materials, tools, and replicas of ancient objects that students are able to touch

This program is carried out by the Archaeologist- Hosts on the ground, the first and the second floor of the Museum

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 with ancient three-dimensional art and aesthetics utilizing various of their senses. Some brief preparation with the students before their visit to the Museum can make the experience of this program even more fruitful.

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With their participation in the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • become acquainted with ancient aesthetics and three-dimensional art, its materials and its process of creation
  • familiarize themselves with the objects and the environment of the Museum
  • recognize the notion of the past and perceive the passing of time
  • realize the importance of material culture and the value in studying it
  • enhance their senses
  • develop a critical eye, critical thinking, imagination, 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: 9-18
  • Duration: 1 hour