Taming stone: Sculptors and builders at the Acropolis Museum

Saturday, 28 March, 2015

When did the Athenians decide to use stone for their buildings and art? What types of stones did they use and how did they “tame” its harsh nature? What has survived till today? Visitors will observe stone objects in the collection of the Museum and through their details, detect the stone chiselling tools used, the specialists in their use, and the techniques employed. The presentation will be enhanced by the Museum’s Workshop of ancient art and video projections of the Parthenon frieze.

The gallery talk 'Taming stone: Sculptors and builders at the Acropolis Museum' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 28 March 2015, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 60 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk