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A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

Gallery Talks

Evening walks through the Museum exhibition galleries, making unanticipated stops and various discussions, together with an Archaeologist-Host.

1 July, 2016 to 25 December, 2020
Info: 

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Venue: 
Museum's exhibition areas
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
60 minutes
Hours: 
English: every Friday at 6 p.m. / Greek: every Friday at 8 p.m.
Tickets: 
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/07/2016 to 25/12/2020
 
A walk through ancient Olympia

A walk through ancient Olympia

Digital Projection

This programme provides a complete tour to the sacred site of ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC. Monuments and sacred buildings come to life, enabling visitors to participate in the events and the rituals of the Olympic Games and to learn about the history of the city: the temple of Zeus, a model of Doric peripteral temple with magnificent sculpted decoration, the Heraion, the oldest monumental building of the sanctuary, dedicated to the goddess Hera, the Gymnasium, which was used for the training of javelin throwers, discus throwers and runners, the Palaestra, where the wrestlers, jumpers and boxers trained, the Leonidaion, which was where the official guests stayed, the Bouleuterion, where athletes, relatives and judges took a vow that they would upheld the rules of the Games, the Stadium, where most of the events took place, the Treasuries of various cities, where valuable offerings were kept, the Philippeion, which was dedicated by Philip II, king of Macedonia, after his victory in the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.

1 March, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
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A complete digital tour in English to the sacred site of Ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC.

Venue: 
Tholos
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
1 h
Hours: 
13:00
Tickets: 
7€-12€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/03/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

Virtual Reality

The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
“A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. This production, in the special environment of immersion of “Tholos”, uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.

4 September, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
Info: 

Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
30-50 min
Hours: 
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Tickets: 
5-12 euro
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/09/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

Τhe building located at 16 Herakleidon street hosts the unit “Automata” and a large, at a scale of 3:1, model of the Antikythera Mechanism.
In the building located at 37 Apostolou Pavlou street, the unit “Technology of War in Ancient Greece” presents aspects of the military technology of the Ancient Greeks.

1 August, 2019 to 31 July, 2020
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Museum Herakleidon has resulted in the present exhibition units dedicated to the Technology of War in Ancient Greece, Automata and the Antikythera Mechanism. This exhibition is under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministries of Culture and Sports, and of Education, Research and Religion.

Organization / Production: 
Museum Herakleidon & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 - 14:00 / Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
7 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 5 € reduced ticket
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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01/08/2018 to 31/07/2020
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Digital Projection

Dinosaurs at Dusk is a 44-min show produced by Mirage3D for digital dome theatres. It is presented at "THOLOS", the Virtual Reality Theater of Hellenic Cosmos.
A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly.
You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight.
When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.
Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.

2 March, 2019 to 31 December, 2022
Organization / Production: 
HELLENIC COSMOS
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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02/03/2019 to 31/12/2022
 
CHISEL AND MEMORY. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments

CHISEL AND MEMORY. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments

Exhibition

Since opening its doors ten years ago, the Acropolis Museum has highlighted the close relationship between the famous sculptures it displays and the monuments from which they originate. It is with great pleasure that the Museum is hosting an exceptional exhibition of photographs of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work. Imbued with a new curatorial spirit, the exhibition was initially organised by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service.

11 June, 2019 to 30 April, 2020
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Over forty years of photographs and documentation from the restoration works are grouped around six themes: self-denial, labour, cooperation, zeal, pride and companionship, presenting he human element and the emotions that the workers experience in restoring the monuments. Marble craftsmen dominate the worksite, like forms in flight balancing on towering scaffolds, maneuvering the huge blocks of marble and conservation materials into and out of position. Equally impressive are the images that capture the craftsmen's techniques embodying centuries-old expertise and others showing their use of the state of the art technologies. The exhibition is dedicated to the former President of the Committee for the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments (1975-2016), the late Charalambos Bouras.

Venue: 
Temporary Exhibition Gallery, ground floor
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - Thursday, 30 April, 2020
Hours: 
Museum opening hours
Tickets: 
Entrance is free
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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11/06/2019 to 30/04/2020
 
Yannis Pappas: Τhe German Occupation

Yannis Pappas: Τhe German Occupation

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

19 October, 2019 to 31 May, 2020
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On his return from the war front and throughout the German Occupation, Yannis Pappas lived in his studio in the neighbourhood of Zografou. Confronted with general wretchedness and personal loss, he dedicated himself to work in search of hope and spiritual cohesion, followingan inner silent path.

The exhibition is presented in The Yannis Pappas Studio, in dialogue with the permanent exhibition which remains in situ – true snapshots of a long life focused on the Human.

Guided tours will take place on 19 and 20 October at 11:00 as part of the October 12, 1944. Free Athens art walk in Zografou.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / The Yannis Pappas Studio
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
19/10/2019 - 31/05/2020
Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday - Sunday:10:00 - 14:00
Tickets: 
Admission free
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19/10/2019 to 31/05/2020
 
The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

gallery talks

The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Phidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk of knowledge about its construction materials and techniques, its myths and allegories, its radiance and its adventures.

9 November, 2019 to 13 June, 2020
Info: 

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Venue: 
Parthenon Gallery, third floor
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
50 minutes
Hours: 
English: Every Saturday at 11 a.m. - Greek: Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Tickets: 
Only the general admission fee (€5) to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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09/11/2019 to 13/06/2020
 
The kettle with gold

The kettle with gold

Musical Theatre

"The orchestra that tells fairytales" of the famous greek actor Thomas Kindinis invites everyone to a magically musical and fantastically theatrical journey to Ireland.
Meet a cunning leprechaun that holds great riches abd the "unfortunate"... Niall O' Leary, that will do every thing possible to capture the leprechaun and take his fortune!
Directed by Anna-Sevasti Tzima.
For children from 3 to 103 years old.
Every Sunday at 15.00.

5 January, 2020 to 3 May, 2020
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A performance full of music that travells us to an Irish village, where a leprechaun is found and captured by a young farmer boy named Niall O'Leary, so he can take his riches. But remeber... Leprechauns are cunning and mischevious creatures...
Music is original, composed by the "The orchestra that tells fairytales" (except of the song Marie's wedding which is an Irish folk song).
Directed by Anna-Sevasti Tzima

Venue: 
Μορφές Έκφρασης / Morfes Ekfrasis
Language: 
Ελληνικά / Greek
Duration: 
60'
Hours: 
15.00
Tickets: 
12€. 10€, 8€
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
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05/01/2020 to 03/05/2020
 
Coo- coo! A walk in the woods

Coo- coo! A walk in the woods

Musical Theatre

A tender story about friendship, forest and the elements of nature.
For children from 18 months up to 5 years old.
Based on a method of theatrical plays for very young ages.

5 January, 2020 to 3 May, 2020
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An experiental narration for little chirldren.
A combination of theatre, music and game, that enhances imagination and creativity.

Directed by Anna- Sevasti Tzima.
Original music by Anna Sevasti Tzima and Dimitris SKourtis

Venue: 
Μορφές Έκφρασης / Morfes Ekfrasis
Language: 
Ελληνικά / Greek
Duration: 
50'
Hours: 
Every Sunday at 11.00 a.m.
Tickets: 
8€. 7€, 6€
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
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05/01/2020 to 03/05/2020
 
An elephant in the room

An elephant in the room

Theater for kids

Where do the memories go when we forget them? And how do you get around a world that insists on forgetting? What do elderly people look like? But what does a child care about all this! Unless someone forgets his birthday ...

A chamber theater with surreal shades and live music. A tender, contemporary work that touches on the subject of memory loss with humor and empathy and, presenting the relationships of three generations within the family, shows how creative thinking and play can - in a very fun way - bridge the gap between us!

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
Info: 

for kids 3 - 9 years old
Every Sunday at 11:30

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Lecture Hall of the Society’s Music Library
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
11:30
Tickets: 
€ 10,00, € 8,00 (for groups of 15 people), € 6,00 (for reservation for schools, info: 210 86 65 144 & 210 86 74 657)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Avgw

Avgw

Theater for kids

Baby theater for children
from 10 months to 3 years
From January 5 and every Sunday at 10:30

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
Info: 

Infants from the age of 10 months (!) Up to 3 years old, will experience an unforgettable sensual experience, in a spectacle where talking seems unnecessary, every Sunday morning at 10:30!

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Multipurpose Room is located at the premises of The Friends of Music Society inside the Athens Concert Hall
Duration: 
40'
Hours: 
Sunday, 10:30
Tickets: 
€ 8,00 (infants, kids, for groups of 15) € 10,00 (adults)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Turn off the light!

Turn off the light!

Theater for kids

Turn off the light!
for children 4-10 years old 4-10 ετών

Every Sunday at 15:30

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
Info: 

The latest, subversive work of the well-known KOPERNIKOS theater group, which impressed the public last year, will take over the Children's Library of the Music Library this year.
"Turn off the light!" promises us a unique adventure with atmosphere, humor and suspense!

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Lecture Hall of the Society’s Music Library
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
15:30
Tickets: 
€ 10,00, € 8,00 (for groups of 15 people), € 6,00 (for reservation for schools, info: 210 86 65 144 & 210 86 74 657)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Picasso: Blue and Rose Period

Picasso: Blue and Rose Period

Installation

An audiovisual journey to Pablo Picasso’s early career (1900–1907) through a multimedia installation that lets visitors experience the great artist’s oeuvre and provides a colorful historical panorama of the period.

 

3 February, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
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Two interactive books combine the tactile experience of printed illustrations and the infinite possibilities of digital media. Their content focuses on Picasso’s stylistic evolution during a seven-year period (1900–1907) that paved the way for the emergence of cubism.

Printed words are fused with moving images activated by touching specific spots in the books. Visitors can activate images of galleries, studios, restaurants by tapping on areas on a map of Paris, touch the screen to change color palettes in paintings, or display Picasso’s preliminary studies. Brief audio clips complement the moving images in a rich multisensory experience.

Moreover, a film traces in ten different sections the historical context in which Picasso lived and worked. The film traces historical events between 1900 and 1907 and their impact on the artist’s life. Period footage shot in Paris, Barcelona and Gosol immerses viewers into the atmosphere of the times; close-ups of masterpieces trace Picasso’s creative evolution; bilingual captions in English and Greek draw parallels between his life and his art.

This production follows the exhibition The Young Picasso, held at the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Concept & realization of the books and film: iart in collaboration with Fondation Beyeler
 

Opening hours:

03/02 – 12/04
Monday – Friday 13.00 – 22.00
Saturday – Sunday 9.00 – 22.00

13/04 – 26/04
Monday – Sunday 9.00 – 22.00

27/04 – 31/05
Monday – Friday 13.00 – 22.00
Saturday – Sunday 9.00 – 22.00

Up to 10 participants per 30 minutes

Free admission by online pre-registration

Pre-registration for 06/02-13/02 will be available from Tuesday 04/02 
Pre-registration for 14/02-21/02 will be available from Tuesday 11/02 at 12.00
Pre-registration for 22/02-29/02 will be available from Tuesday 18/02 at 12.00

 

Photo Credits: © Succession Picasso 2020
- Autoportrait, 1901
- Famille de saltimbanques avec un singe, 1905

Hours: 
13.00-22.00
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03/02/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Documentary "Athens from East to West, 1821-1896"

Documentary "Athens from East to West, 1821-1896"

Exhibition

THE SCREENINGS OF THE DOCUMENTARY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.
The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

12 February, 2020 to 25 April, 2020
Info: 

A historical documentary by Maria Iliou and a photographic exhibition.

In the course of the screenings of the documentary Smyrna, the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City that was presented at the Benaki Museum in 2012, Angelos Delivorrias and Maria Iliou frequently discussed Maria’s new project which comprised five historical documentaries on the history of modern Athens from 1821 to our days.

At that time Angelos Delivorrias suggested the titles as well as valuable ideas. The result is indeed five documentary films of which the first Athens from East to West, 1821-1896 will be presented this year from 12th February to 26 April 2020 at the main Benaki Museum in conjunction with a photographic exhibition.

Athens from East to West, 1821-1896 presents the history of 19th century Athens using visual material from archives in Greece, Europe, America, Canada and Australia but also with sounds and music of that era.

The narrators are Alexander Kitroeff, the archaeologist Jim Wright, the journalist Nikos Vatopoulos as well as the historians Leonidas Embiricos, Christina Koulouri, Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith and Eleni Bastea. The music is by Nikos Platyrachos, Aliki Panagi did the editing and Buddy Squires the cinematography.

Alexander Kitroeff is the historical consultant and Maria Iliou the director of the film and curator of the exhibition.

The public will have the opportunity to see the documentary at daily screenings at the amphitheater at the same building, with the exhibition, 1 Koumbari street, from February 12th to April 26th 2020.

In the years to come the next four documentary films and exhibitions on the history of modern Athens will be presented.

Athens and the Great Idea, 1896-1922

Athens Caught in Conflicts, 1922-1950

Athens Spreading Out, 1950-1974

Athens, a European capital, 1974-2021

The project is dedicated to the memory of Angelos Delivorrias.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
12/02/2020 - 25/04/2020
Hours: 
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00-16:30, Thursday: 10:00-23:00, Sunday: 10:00-15:30)
Tickets: 
Film screening: € 8, € 6 Exhibition: € 8, € 6 Combined ticket (exhibition & film screening): € 15, € 12 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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12/02/2020 to 25/04/2020
 
Athens from East to West, 1821-1896

Athens from East to West, 1821-1896

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

12 February, 2020 to 26 April, 2020
Info: 

A historical documentary by Maria Iliou and a photographic exhibition.

In the course of the screenings of the documentary Smyrna, the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City that was presented at the Benaki Museum in 2012, Angelos Delivorrias and Maria Iliou frequently discussed Maria’s new project which comprised five historical documentaries on the history of modern Athens from 1821 to our days.

At that time Angelos Delivorrias suggested the titles as well as valuable ideas. The result is indeed five documentary films of which the first Athens from East to West, 1821-1896 will be presented this year from 12th February to 26 April 2020 at the main Benaki Museum in conjunction with a photographic exhibition.

Athens from East to West, 1821-1896 presents the history of 19th century Athens using visual material from archives in Greece, Europe, America, Canada and Australia but also with sounds and music of that era.

The narrators are Alexander Kitroeff, the archaeologist Jim Wright, the journalist Nikos Vatopoulos as well as the historians Leonidas Embiricos, Christina Koulouri, Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith and Eleni Bastea. The music is by Nikos Platyrachos, Aliki Panagi did the editing and Buddy Squires the cinematography.

Alexander Kitroeff is the historical consultant and Maria Iliou the director of the film and curator of the exhibition.

The public will have the opportunity to see the documentary at daily screenings at the amphitheater at the same building, with the exhibition, 1 Koumbari street, from February 12th to April 26th 2020.

In the years to come the next four documentary films and exhibitions on the history of modern Athens will be presented.

Athens and the Great Idea, 1896-1922
Athens Caught in Conflicts, 1922-1950
Athens Spreading Out, 1950-1974
Athens, a European capital, 1974-2021

The project is dedicated to the memory of Angelos Delivorrias.

The public will have the opportunity to see the documentary at daily screenings at the amphitheater at the same building, with the exhibition from February 12th to April 26th 2020.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
12/02/2020 - 26/04/2020
Hours: 
Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday:10:00-18:00, Thursday:10:00-00:00, Sunday:10:00-16:00
Tickets: 
Exhibition: € 8, € 6 / Film screening: € 8, € 6 / Combined ticket (exhibition & film screening): € 15, € 12 / Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support Admission is free to the exhibition and ticket is re
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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12/02/2020 to 26/04/2020
 
Theatrical guided tour: Have a gas!

Theatrical guided tour: Have a gas!

Exhibition

A theatrical tour in English

...to have a thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable and amusing time!

Through a novel theatrical tour led by an actor, the gasworks, which provided the city of Athens with energy and lighting for 130 years, comes to life. A unique historical site of great industrial heritage becomes a living museum where the buildings, the streets, the machinery and their surroundings become the natural setting of this …unexpected walking tour, enriched with a theatrical performance! You will definitely experience a fascinating time travel as the expert guide breathes life into various characters and their stories from the factory’s foundation in the 1850s until today. Following the gas production line, from coal loading to gas measurement, and its technological advances, we stimulate our senses: we smell the factory’s odors, we listen to people’s stories, we get in touch with the old machinery and we admire the historical treasures of the gas world.

Performer: Yiannis Askaroglou, “Anemomiloi” theater group

Keep in mind that:

Theatrical tours are performed in English and last 60 minutes.
Tours are available for groups of 10-30 persons
If you would like to request a theatrical guided tour for a group, please call (+30) 213 010 9325 or email gasmuseum@athens-technopolis.gr
Price per person: 15€ (entrance included)
Well, let’s have a gas together!

About the Museum

The Industrial Gas Museum (IGM) is a unique historical site of great industrial heritage and is located in Technopolis City of Athens, an open city center cultural heritage site. IGM is a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums), ERIH (European Route of Industrial Heritage) and the Network of Museums and Cultural Institutions of Athens. IGM: 1 path, 6 buildings and 13 stops! Follow the gas production line, admire the mechanical equipment and learn about the workers’ role in the old plant.

16 February, 2020 to 7 June, 2020
Info: 

Watchtower

Go to the top floor of the New Watergas building and enjoy a breathtaking 360° view to the city!

A Tour for the Senses

Come to the IGM and find out what’s in the yellow boxes! Learn the history of the old gasworks through the magical world of the senses.

Guided tours

In English and French for groups of 10-30 persons (upon request)

Industrial Gas Museum Shop

Unique gifts, souvenirs, jewellery and books for children and grown-ups, inspired by the old gasworks.
*Special offers for groups.

Café

Discover the new menu and enjoy a coffee, drink or a snack in a unique industrial space in the city centre, at Technopolis City of Athens café.
*Special offers for groups.

Sky Walk

Climb, balance and… sharpen your wits on Sky Walk, an ultramodern action park, in complete safety.

Hours: 
12:00 13:00, 13:00 - 14:00
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16/02/2020 to 07/06/2020
 
Τhe School of Athens: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Τhe School of Athens: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

20 February, 2020 to 17 May, 2020
Info: 

Rafael’s fresco “The School of Athens” is an ambition; a utopian vision of a free, open, informal, and common space for learning. It is an in-between space. Neither inside nor outside, not quite a room, but also not simply a space for circulation. It is not a classroom, and yet we see scholars and students debating, teaching, and studying.

Although we typically think of learning taking place in the classroom, educators and architects have recognized for thousands of years that learning also takes place in the space between; in the hallways, on the stairs, at the café, in the quad – the spaces we call the academic commons. Socrates taught in the Agora. Plato founded his Academy in the olive grove outside of Athens and often taught while walking. Medieval colleges were organized around a communal courtyard and 20th century universities are filled with generous circulation corridors that double as informal learning spaces.

The School of Athens exhibition showcases physical models of seventy different academic common spaces from across history and around the world, both realized and unrealized. All models are printed at the same scale - 1:200 - and show only the portion of the university that we have identified as the academic commons, excluding all of the other closed spaces like classrooms and offices. By no means canonical or complete, this work is an ongoing and evolving research project – an ever expanding spatial atlas of the architecture of the academic commons.

Curated by NEIHEISER ARGYROS, The School of Athens at the Benaki Museum continues and expands the research exhibited at the Greek National Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and forms a collaboration between students of the National Technical University in Athens (NTUA) and the Architectural Association (AA) in London.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
20/02/2020 - 17/05/2020
Hours: 
Thursday - Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday - Saturday:10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 7, € 3,5 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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20/02/2020 to 17/05/2020
 
Michael Prodanou: Works

Michael Prodanou: Works

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

7 March, 2020 to 24 May, 2020
Info: 

Prodanou’s paintings show passion, figures with other figures, strengths and weaknesses, all part of the human condition.

During his architectural school years and practice, Michael Prodanou dealt with proportion, volume, and space, as well as technical issues relating to building construction. When he started drawing figures, the technical issues became less important and he dealt with composition, movement, and emotion, issues not usually related to architecture. He also decided that he wasn’t just drawing the figure in front of him, but more importantly, he was drawing what the figure was doing. Prodanou was less interested in academic skill, but more in showing the dynamics of the pose and responding to it on a personal level. Expressing that energy with different levels of marks and tools, charcoal and water, cloth and sponge, became his main goal. Add paint and colour, and that is the ignition that elevates the drawing to a different level of interest and emotion.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
07/03/2020-24/05/2020
Hours: 
Thursday-Sunday:10:00-18:00, Friday-Saturday:10:00-22:00, Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tickets: 
€ 5, € 2,5 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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07/03/2020 to 24/05/2020