Greece's National Archaeological Museum highlights 150-Year Anniversary with ‘Odyssey’ Exhibition
The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) celebrates its 150th anniversary on October 3, with a new temporary exhibition, titled “Odyssey.” In this way, the museum hopes to show its own Odyssey in becoming a cultural beacon for the world with the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity. Its new exhibition plans to give visitors the unique opportunity to admire 184 artifacts from its own collection as well as six loans: three from the Epigraphical Museum of Athens and another three from the Acropolis Museum. Visitors will also see a few “surprises” in the display that details the adventures of people from the Neolithic Age to the Roman Era.
(1) The journey offers evidence of man’s quest for raw materials, knowledge and ideas. Visitors enter a conceptual ship and travel through myths that accompanied the sea voyages of ancient people giving an allusive environment of adventure and knowledge.
The official opening is on Monday, October 3, in an invitation-only event. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos will inaugurate the event in the presence of Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas. Actress Olia Lazaridou will recite Cavafy’s poem Ithaca.
Author: Mary Harris | Source: Greek Reporter [September 28, 2016]