Photographic Department  

The Photographic Archive of the National Archaeological Museum is considered as one of the oldest and richest of its kind in the Archaeological Service. It contains an archive of analogue black and white or color films, slides and printed photos illustrating ancient objects of all the Collections housed in the Museum. This analogue material dates from the early to the late 20th century. The films and slides (dimensions, e.g.: 35 mm, 13 X 18 cm and 18 X 24 cm) stored in the Archive are estimated around 250.000 and the printed photos (dimensions, e.g.: 13 X 18 cm, 18 X 24 cm) around 1.300.000.

In recent years, an archive of digital photos of Museum artifacts is also fast developing. Our Photographic Archive also possesses a noteworthy collection of glass photographic plates dating from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Photography and Filming permits

Amateur photography without flash, for non-commercial purposes, is allowed in the Museum Exhibition Rooms and it is free of charge.

Upon written requests, applications for photography and filming for broadcasting or commercial purposes, as well as for receiving digital/digitized artifact-photos from our Archive are duly processed by the Museum and the relevant Services of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. See contact data for the Museum, links and application forms for relevant processing.

Contact data:

National Archaeological Museum
1 Tositsa Street, Athens 10682, Greece
Tel. 0030 2132144894, -4855, -4840.
Fax 0030 2108213573