“Daedalus. On the trail of the mythical craftsman”

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Soon at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion the temporary exhibition “Daedalus. On the trail of the mythical craftsman”! The topic is inspired by the myth of the ingenious craftsman Daedalus, the architect of the Labyrinth and the maker of moving statues. The exhibition presents artefacts specially chosen to illustrate a series of themes concerning Minoan […]

HERAKLION ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM AWARDED AN EMYA 2017 SPECIAL COMMENDATION PRIZE BY EMF

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We are delighted to announce that the Heraklion Archaeological Museum has been awarded a Special Commendation in the European Museum of the Year Award Scheme (EMYA) of the European Museum Forum (EMF), held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-6 May 2017. The EMF Awards go to European museums that demonstrate a high level of professionalism and […]

Experiential educational programme on ancient sculpture.

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“Because the statues are no longer fragments. We are” Experiential educational programme on ancient sculpture. Pilot application with the 3rd Year of the 8th General Lyceum of Heraklion as part of the subject History of Art. The pilot application of the experiential educational programme on ancient sculpture brought the 3rd Year of the 8th General […]

CHRISTMAS 2016 – CYCLE OF EVENTS: “THE MIRACLE OF LIFE” Activity: “The ship as symbol”

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Activity 1.Descriptive drawings of ships, inspired by renderings on ancient works of prehistoric Crete, were presented by students of the 5th Vocational Lyceum of Heraklion, with their teachers Yiota Kouvela, Eleni Liarou and Kostas Bras, as part of “The Miracle of Life” cycle of events. The students approached the symbol of the ship from an […]

Presentation of the Digital Educational Programmes

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The digital educational programmes implemented by the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in cooperation with the Multimedia, Networks and Communication Laboratory of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, in the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning” (“Experiential Cultural Environments” action), were presented to the educational community at a one-day seminar on 23 April […]

CHRISTMAS 2016 Programme of Events: “The Miracle of Life”

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CHRISTMAS 2016 – HERAKLION ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMProgramme of Events: “The Miracle of Life”The Heraklion Archaeological Museum invites you to join the events taking place at the Museum over the festive period marking the birth of Christ and the coming of the New Year. This year’s events are themed around “The Miracle of Life”. The material testimonies […]

Blazing Fire Source of Arts 2016

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ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE 2016 “Blazing fire source of arts – sparking stories about fire” Heraklion Archaeological Museum is participating in the Panhellenic Environment and Culture 2016 campaign, this year dedicated to fire and its various stories under the title: “Blazing Fire Source of Arts – Sparkling Stories about Fire”, with the following events: Thursday 20 […]