Abfutura. Contemporary art exhibition by Céline Murphy

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Abfutura in Latin means “what is about to disappear”. Playing on the archaeological theme, this contemporary art exhibition addresses the notions of excavating, curating and conserving near-absence. Academically qualified as an archaeologist, but also trained as an artist, Céline works at the intersection of both disciplines, expressing thoughts, impressions and discoveries in both written and […]

Newsletter JULY – AUGUST 2019

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JULY 2019 Abfutura Contemporary art exhibition by Céline Murphy, Visual Artist-Archaeologist Opening: Thursday 11 July 2019, at 20.00. Free admission Duration of exhibition: 11 – 28 July 2019 Multimedia Hall (ground floor) The Museum entrance ticket is valid for the exhibition. Guided tour by the artist with free admission on Thursday 18 July, 18.00 – […]

“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 […]