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“Ariadne’s Thread and Penelope’s Loom. Penelope Gandhi at Heraklion Archaeological Museum”

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum, in the context of actions intended to connect the Museum with local society, is co-organising with the University of the Mountains an exhibition on “Ariadne’s Thread and Penelope’s Loom. Penelope Gandhi at Heraklion Archaeological Museum”. The events will take place from Tuesday 24 May to Monday 20 June 2016 in the Museum conference room.

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TUESDAY 14 JUNE 2016

09:00 – 13:30

17:30 – 19:30

Two weaving-women weave

Video projection (Penelope Gandhi Mission: Loom Components, Weaving-women, Natural Dyes, Yarns, Weaving Techniques)

19:00 – 19:45 Guided tours

WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2016

09:00 – 13:30

17:30 – 19:30

Two weaving-women weave

Video projection (Penelope Gandhi Mission: Loom Components, Weaving-women, Natural Dyes, Yarns, Weaving Techniques)

10:30 – 11:30 Thematic guided tours

19:00 – 19:45 Guided tours

THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2016

Natural Dyes

09:00 – 13:30

17:30 – 19:30

Two weaving-women weave.

Video projection (Penelope Gandhi Mission: Loom Components, Weaving-women, Natural Dyes, Yarns, Weaving Techniques)

19:00 – 19:45 Guided tours

FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016

09:00 – 13:30

17:30 – 19:30

Two weaving-women weave.

Video projection (Penelope Gandhi Mission: Loom Components, Weaving-women, Natural Dyes, Yarns, Weaving Techniques)

10:30 – 11:30 Thematic guided tours

19:00 – 19:45 Guided tours

Visitors to the events will have the opportunity to experience a rare initiation into the art of weaving from the Minoan period to modern times, gaining a closer look at the craft of the handmade textile

Note: There are thematic guided tours by Museum archaeologists every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30.

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