For the first time, the National Archaeological Museum, the Numismatic Museum and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection collaborate and co-organise the temporary exhibition entitled “MYTH AND COINAGE”, which will be presented concurrently in both Museums from April 15, 2011 to January 3, 2012.
The exhibition offers the possibility of a dialogue between Greek Mythology and ancient coinage and focuses on the illustration and use of myth on the faces of coins since the 7th century BC onwards. The segment of the exhibition under the title “The Illustration of the Myth” will be presented at the National Archaeological Museum while that under the title “The Use of the Myth”, at the Numismatic Museum.
The general supervision and co-ordination of the exhibition is held by the directors of the two Museums, Dr Nikolaos Kaltsas (NAM) and Dr Despoina Evgenidou (NM) and the curator of the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection Dr Dimitra Tsangari.
The architectural and exhibition design at the National Archaeological Museum is conducted by Mr Stamatis Zannos, while the museographical study and applications at the Numismatic Museum are the work of the architect Velissarios Voutsas.
The opening hours of the exhibition are the same as the National Museum' s opening hours.