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The Museum kit on the Parthenon by the Acropolis Museum of Athens

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

This Museumkit consists of two parts:

1) The “Parthenon frieze” box, which was designed for use by both elementary and secondary students. The main theme is the procession to the Acropolis that took place during the Great Panathenaia, the festival held in honour of the goddess Athena. The “Parthenon Frieze”box, includes a small model of the Parthenon, plastic moulds of the west frieze blocks at a scale of 1:20 and of the head of the goddess Iris from the eastern frieze at full size, a photographic reproduction of the entire frieze and photographs of selected blocks, digital visual material, educational leaflets and books.

2) The “Twelve Olympian gods” box, which was designed with the goal to inform the students about the twelve Olympian Gods and how their myths inspired and provided themes for, poets, writers, musicians, painters and sculptors, for thousands of years. The box contains an introduction booklet which links together various leaflets and games, providing lesson plans and proposals addressed to the teacher. It also contains twelve leaflets, one for each god, cards illustrating representative myths, depictions of the gods on sculptures, vases, coins, and postage stamps, and drawings of plants and animals dedicated to the gods.

The Museumkit on the Parthenon was donated to the Consulate General of Greece in Toronto by the President of the Acropolis Museum of Athens, Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Pantermalis.