APR 2024



“Cycles of Scientific Meetings. Museums and Society. Looking towards 2050”


The Hellenic National Archaeological Museum launches its new activity for the period 2024-25 entitled “Cycles of Scientific Meetings. Museums and Society. Looking towards 2050”.

In 2024, two (2) Cycles of Scientific Meetings will be held. The first one entitled “Climate Change and Museums” will take place during May and June, and the second one entitled: “Museums and Architecture” during September and November.

The aim of this activity is to highlight the multiple challenges and multi-level roles that a museum is expected to play today at a local, national and international level. The Cycles of Scientific Meetings will attempt to answer key questions on the interconnection between societies and museum institutions and the challenges they face in the 21st century.

The first Cycle of Scientific Meetings includes three (3) lectures that will take place in the Altar Hall of HNAM, on Thursdays at 19:00.


09/05/2024: “How doomed are we: climate change and the limits of science”. [Download Abstract]

Dr. Adam SOBEL (Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University in the City of New York).


23/05/2024: “Place, nation, religion. Space and time in Greek iconography”. [Download Abstract]

Dr. Georgios – Stylianos PREVELAKIS (Professor Εmeritus of Geography and Geopolitics at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1) and Research Professor at CNRS (UMR Géographie-cités).


20/06/2024: “Protecting cultural heritage from the consequences of climate change – challenges and prospects”. [Download Abstract]

Dr. Konstantinos KARTALIS (Professor at the Department of Environmental Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).


The lectures and the discussion to follow will be moderated by Kostas Laskaratos, writer and journalist at ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation).


Sponsored by:
Marketing Greece  – Radisson Park Hotel



Supported by:
The Association of the Friends of the HNAM



The lectures will be broadcasted live from the HNAM YouTube channel https://namuseumlive.gr/el/

The first Cycle of Scientific Meetings is the HNAM’s contribution in celebrating this year’s International Museum Day, an annual event established by ICOM.



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