HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS
GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF ANTIQUITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

PRESS RELEASE

Sessions of Experimental Archaeology

"The countless aspects of Beauty"
Costumes of prehistoric Aegean
26 June - 8 July 2018
The National Archaeological Museum, in the context of the new temporary exhibition “The countless aspects of Beauty”, organizes activities of Experimental Archaeology, offering visitors the opportunity to approach the aesthetics of the ancient world in a multisensory way.

From Tuesday 26th of June to Sunday 8th of July, recreations of Minoan and Mycenaean costumes will be presented in the exhibition halls of the Museum. They were created by the researcher archaeologist Dr Bernice Jones, Ringling College of Art and Design (USA). Dr Jones has studied intensively representations of the clothes in sculpture, frescoes and glyptic, preserved Egyptian garment construction, comparable ancient Near Eastern garments, warp-weighted loom technology, and dress documented in Mycenaean Linear B texts. For the first time museum visitors will have the chance to see and experience a possible aspect of the costumes represented in iconic antiquities of the National Archaeological Museum, such as The Ivory Triad from Mycenae, the Ivory Figurine from Prosymna and the well-known “Mycenaean Lady” (Mykenaia) from Mycenae.

Dr Jones will give a lecture in English about her experimental research on Wednesday 27th of June at 18:00, in the amphitheatre of the National Archaeological Museum. Presentations and demonstrations of the parts of each costume and of the recreation process will take place in the Galleries of the Museum (in English) on the following dates:

Tuesday 26 June, 16:00
Thursday
28 June, 12:00
Saturday
30 June, 12:00

Tuesday 3 July, 16:00
Thursday
5 July, 12:00
Sunday
8 July, 12:00

Prior booking and a valid museum ticket is needed for attending the presentations
in the Museum galleries: tel. (0030) 2132144856, -4858.  

Duration: 40 minutes. Maximum number of participants: 25.

The lecture on 27th of June is free.

The entrance of the amphitheatre
of the National Archaeological Museum is on 1, Tositsa str.

With the support
of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP).

Opening hours:
Monday 13:00-20:00
Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-20:00


Address: National Archaeological Museum, 28th Octovriou (Patission) st. 44, Athens 10682

Tel:++213214 4856 / -4858

Fax: ++210 8213573

Email: eam@culture.gr



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