Museum initiative aims to help maintain Cycladic traditions

The Museum of Cycladic Art has launched Cycladic Identity, an initiative to preserve and highlight the character of Greece’s famous island cluster and attract donations and sponsorships, with which it will support organizations active in the islands with programs related to culture, biodiversity and intangible cultural heritage.

Museum Day | Everywhere | May 18

It’s International Museum Day on May 18 – this year dedicated to the theme “Museums, Sustainability and Well-Being” – and institutions all over the country are opening their doors, with free entrance.

Metropolitan Museum sets plan to probe collections for looted art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, facing increasing scrutiny from law enforcement officials, academics and the news media over the extent to which its collection includes looted artifacts, announced on Tuesday a major new effort to review its holdings and policies.

Free admission to monuments and sites Tuesday

Admission to archaeological sites and historical monuments across the country will be free of charge on Tuesday, International Day for Monuments and Sites, the Culture Ministry has announced.

Museum chiefs appointed

The government has announced the names of the presidents, vice-presidents and CEOs of five museums which recently became private entities in an attempt to give them more freedom and responsibility.

Digital card gives disabled free access to museums, sites

With a simple scan of their Digital Disability Card, disabled people can now have immediate and free access to the archaeological sites and museums that are under the jurisdiction of the Culture Ministry, without the need for a ticket.

Athens museum welcomed dogs for World Stray Animal Day

People visited the The National Museum of Contemporary Arts with their dogs during an event encouraging visitors and their dogs to visit the current exhibition ahead of the World Stray Animals Day, in Athens, Sunday.

Heroes of the 1821 War of Independence at the National Gallery

The work of Karl Krazeisen (1794-1878), a Bavarian captain and self-taught artist who spent time in Greece in 1826 and is responsible for capturing images of the pantheon of 1821 War of Independence heroes, is the subject of a timely exhibition at the National Gallery.