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MUSEUM SUMMER HOURS │ from May 25th 2015

 

MAIN BUILDING │ Herakleidon 16, Thissio
The museum’s main building will be open for the public only on Sundays 10:00-18:00 from June 1st until October 31st 2015. It will remain closed from August 2nd until August 23rd 2015 for summer holidays.

ANNEX │ Ap.Pavlou 37, Thissio
The museum’s annex will be open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 from May 25th until end of October 2015. It will remain closed from July 20th until July 31st 2015 for the installation of the next exhibition.


GUIDED TOURS PROGRAM OF THE EXHIBITION
THE AMAZING INVENTIONS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

from the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas

 

From August 1st until January 10th 2016

Ctesibius of Alexandria, Eratosthenes of Cyrene, Aeneas Tacticus, Philo of Byzantium, Hero of Alexandria, Aristarchus of Samos, Hipparchus of Rhodes et al. are names that are  unknown to most of us. Yet these are the pioneer mathematicians, geographers, astronomers, philosophers and inventors of the ancient world, whose technological achievements formed the base for contemporary western civilisation.

    

Reserve your place early for the weekly guided tours at the Herakleidon Museum annex (Ap. Pavlou 37, Thissio) and learn about the most important technological achievements of the Ancient Greeks. 

The guided tours take place in collaboration with the curator of the exhibition Kostas Kotsanas and are intended for individuals, groups, and schools.


GUIDED TOURS PROGRAM (in English)

The Herakleidon Museum is organizing a series of guided tours in cooperation with Mr. Kostas Kotsanas, curator of the exhibition.

Information-Reservations: Daily & weekends 10:00-18:00, T: 211 01 26 486 / E: annex@herakleidon-art.gr


Interactive guided tours*

Every Thursday 18:00-19:30
Every Saturday & Sunday 12:00-13:30 & 16:00-17:30
Participation cost (including admission): 10,00 €

* Includes guided tour and interactive activities with the exhibits.


General guided tours for groups

Participation cost (including admission): 6,00 €


School visits (up to 40 students)

From Monday to Friday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 & 13:00
Participation cost (including admission): 4,00 € per student/chaperones free 

Reservations required for all programs.

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PERMANENT INTERACTIVE EXHIBIION "I PLAY AND UNDERSTAND"

The new, permanent Interactive Exhibition "I Play and Understand" opens to the public on Saturday, March 21st, 2015, at 11:00-19:00 at the main building of the Museum Herakleidon (1st and 2nd floors, Herakleidon 16, Thissio).

The exhibition at the main building of the Museum Herakleidon (1st and 2nd floors) evolved from its educational program “Art and Mathematics”, which was based initially on the permanent collections of the museum, with works by the artists M.C. Escher and Victor Vasarely. 

The first floor of this interactive exhibition presents an introduction to the elemental mathematical concepts. Tables with interactive exhibits and works of art introduce the visitor to the meaning of symmetry in nature and art, to the world of numbers and shapes, as well as to the simplest algorithmic operations.

The second floor of the exhibition offers a historical journey through the most important stages of scientific and mathematical thought, as well as of the arts. Beginning with the pre-Socratic era and the transition from myth to reason, the journey continues with the Pythagoreans, the Eleatic philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, the Hellenistic period, the Renaissance, the conquests of science and 20th century art, arriving at the contemporary science of chaos, dynamic systems and fractals.

The originality, as well as the uniqueness of the exhibition, lies in the manner in which the visitor, in playing and interacting with the special exhibits, experiences the inter-relationship of science, art, mathematics, and philosophy, and thus realizes the twofold need of the human intellect for expression (art) and understanding (logic and mathematics).

 


Design-Scientific Review:
Aris Mavromatis & Apostolis Papanikolaou, researchers in the Didactics of Mathematics
Contributors:
Sophia Stathopoulou, Msc in the Didactics of Mathematics
Dr Nikos Kourniatis, architect
Dr Christos Terzis, musicologist-science historian


INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION "I Play and Understand"
MAIN BUILDING: Herakleidon 16, Thissio 118 51
HOURS: The museum’s main building will be open for the public only on Sundays 10:00-18:00 from June 1st until October 31st 2015. It will remain closed from August 2nd until August 23rd 2015 for summer holidays.
ADMISSION: Children: 6€ - escorts/parents free, Adults: 6€, Students-Teachers with valid identification: 4€
INFORMATION: tel.: 210 34 61 981, e-mail: edu@herakleidon-art.gr

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Metal sculpture and mosaics exhibition
in the courtyard of the Herakleidon Museum

   

Four metal sculptures and three mosaics are displayed in the courtyard of the main building of the Herakleidon Museum in an exhibition which combines art with science. Visitors who will visit the new, permanent Interactive Exhibition “I play and understand” (in the 1st and 2nd floor every weekend from 11:00 to 19:00) will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of two contemporary artists, Peggie Grafakou and Yannis Dendrinos.


Peggie Grafakou started her life journey of self expression through art, around 1993, studying under important professors of painting and mosaics, such as N. Maraslis, El. Stathopoulou and D.Maninis. She is a member of the group “Art Games” of D.Maninis at the Heraclitus Atelier. Her works can be found in private collections, as well as in churches. She has participated in three solo and several group exhibitions.

Yiannis Dendrinos was born in 1978 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and lived there until the age of 12. He studied in Athens to be an automation technician (2003), and later also studied art restoration (2006). Self-taught in metal sculpture, he lives and works in Athens -where he has had his workshop since 2000- both as an artist and an automation technician. The raw material he uses for his artworks is industrial metallic spare parts. The subjects that inspire him are either human-centered or connected to the nature of the material he uses, originating from contemporary industrial society. His work focuses on the relation of Man with modern society, as well as the contradiction between human nature and the automated society.