Digital Museum

The Acropolis Museum enters dynamically into the world of digital technology and opens new channels of communication with the public. The large number of applications that were developed under the programme “Creation of the Digital Acropolis Museum” showcases the multiple aspects of its exhibits, offers unique experiences in its galleries and creates a new, exciting world for kids and grownups alike. At the same time its new website captures in a contemporary way the Museum’s function and activities, provides multidimensional orientation and entertainment, renders all its collections open and accessible to the international community and forms an attractive environment, designed specifically for children.
Programme

Creation of the Digital Acropolis Museum

The programme “Creation of the Digital Acropolis Museum” has been integrated into the R.O.P. “Attica 2014-2020”MIS: 5010606with total budget 1.330.240,63 € excluding 24% VAT.

Following international trends and practices, the present multifaceted and diverse programme achieved the following goals:

The creation of an interactive area for digital exhibits in the Museum using digital applications of cultural, educational and touristic content.

The creation of a website which forms the core of communication between the Museum and its public, offers equal and freeaccess to the Museum collections and exhibits, and fosters deeper understanding and learning.

The promotion of the multitude of aspects of the objects included in the Museum’s collections through the full deployment of all potential provided by multimedia technology.

The multidimensional employment of digital material with the scope to enhance enjoyment and first-hand experience of both the actual and online visitors.

The long-term digital preservation of cultural objects through the documentation and digitization of the archaeological material that regards the finds from the Acropolis and its Slopes as well as the excavation at the Makriyiannis plot.

The availability, accessibility and straightforward management of the archaeological material;aiming to promote scientific research and visitors’ experience.

The provision for and establishment of the appropriate equipment in the Museum premises with the aim to cover the needs of the present programme.

Project Owner: Acropolis Museum

Contracting Body: Information Society S.A.

Contractor: OTE S.A.

Sub-Contractors: A.M.S. Archiving Services Ltd, TALENT S.A., Content Management In Culture P.C.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Steering Committee of the Framework Agreement

President: Dimitrios Pantermalis, Acropolis Museum President, deputy: Katerina Diamantidou, Archaeologist, Acropolis Museum

Member: Stamatia Eleftheratou, Director of Collections and Exhibitions of the Acropolis Museum, deputy: Ιrini Karra, Archaeologist, Acropolis Museum

Member: Efthymios Kourmoukis, Director of Sectoral Projects at Information Society S.A., deputy: Eleni Dede, Project Manager at Information Society S.A., deputy: Eleni Dede, Executive at Information Society S.A.

Project Steering Committee

President: Eleni Dede (Information Society S.A.), deputy: Georgios Mitsou (Information Society S.A)

Member: Ilias Oikonomopoulos (Information Society S.A.), deputy: Evangelos Antippas (Information Society S.A)

Member: Stamatia Eleftheratou (Acropolis Museum), deputy: Ioanna Bougatsou (Acropolis Museum)

Member: Katerina Diamantidou (Acropolis Museum), deputy: Angeliki Kokkinou (Acropolis Museum)

Member: Irini Karra (Acropolis Museum), deputy: Vassilis Chrysikopoulos (Acropolis Museum)

Tasks

Data Entry

27.755 digital files on 10.557 objects, among whichall ofthe Museum exhibits, were inserted into the Museum Collections Database (MuseumPlus). The database which is enriched with new materialon a daily basis forms the axis of the Museum collections management as well as the basis for the organization of exhibitions, production of interactive material, games and publications. Additionally, the database makes the extraction of information by the public possible on the Museum’s website, so that users have free access to the Museum’s scientific and research material.

Contributors
General supervision Stamatia Eleftheratou
Coordination Ioanna Bougatsou
Content development Ioanna Bougatsou, Maria-Dimitra Dawson, Stamatia Eleftheratou, Florentia Fragkopoulou, Mary Gikaki, Dimitra Likoudi, Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis, Maria Vassilopoulou
Support Raphaël Jacob, Irini Karra, Angeliki Kouveli, Evmorfia Kritou, Dimitra Likoudi, Alexandros Nikas, Anna Vlachaki
Data conversion Dimitris Gavrilis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive
Photographers Elias Cosindas, Nikos Daniilidis, Yiannis Koulelis, Socratis Mavrommatis, Iriri Miari, Despina Spyrou, Vangelis Tsiamis, Velissarios Voutsas, George Vitsaropoulos

Digitization

The scanning of a big part of the archival records on the Museum collections has significantly enriched the Museum’s digital repository and secured the long-term preservation and effective use of such a valuable material. More particularly, 496 handwritten excavation logs were digitized as well as 110.000 photographs, 18.410 index cards, and 7.500 conservation reports of portable finds.

Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Irini Karra, Anna Vlachaki
Support Raphaël Jacob, Amalia Gaki, Eleni Gkovatsou, Georgia Mantzika, Ioanna Farmaki, Evangelia Fragkou
Implementation A.M.S. Archiving Services Ltd
Digitalization Supervisor Konstantinos Sarimveis
Digitalization Antonia Agou, Cristopher Grigoriadis, Anna Kaneli, Manolis Katsirogiannis, Norma Sarimvei, Nantia Tavoulari, Xara Tolou, Gianis Haralampopoulos

Photographing

Five hundred Museum exhibits were photographed from all angles. The high resolutioncoloured digital photographs that were produced have enriched the Museum’s photographic archival material. In this way thefuller documentation of the exhibits, the promotion of the Museum collections as well as the improvement of the services offered by the Museum both to the wide public and the scientific and educational community have been achieved.

Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Aggeliki Kouveli
Implementation A.M.S. Archiving Services Ltd
Photographs Yiannis Koulelis
Digital file processing Cristopher Grigoriadis, Dimitris Papoutsakis

3D Scanning

Sixty significant Museum exhibits were scanned with the use of digital photogrammetry. The three-dimensional models that were produced help our understanding of the surface complexity and geometry of ancient works, add to their fuller documentation, promote research and form the basis for the production of multimedia applications.

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Coordination Katerina Diamantidou
Implementation InDigital SA
3D Scanning Supervisor Manolis Galanopoulosς
Scanning-processing Cristopher Grigoriadis, Nikolaos Paraskevas

Website

The new Acropolis Museum website is a sophisticated online portal that brings before the public all the necessary information on the Museum, access to it, temporary exhibitions, activities, events, school and family programmes as well as its research and conservation projects.

Moreover, the website presents all the artefacts included in the Museum’s permanent exhibition and part of those kept in the Museum storerooms (2,156 artefacts), offering thus to the wide public free access to knowledge and learning, beyond temporal, spatial, social and cultural limits.

The webpage, available in both Greek and English, is linked to the social media and provides information on planning a visit to the Museum in four additional languages. It also offers multiple search tools and has a responsive design that makes it adaptable to all devices. Furthermore it ensures access to colour-blind visitors and is user friendly to visually impaired people.

Contributors
General supervision Stamatia Eleftheratou, Danai Zaousi
Coordination Evangelos Koropoulis, Ioanna Bougatsou
Requirement analysis Ioanna Bougatsou, Katerina Diamantidou, Niki Dollis, Stamatia Eleftheratou, Danai Zaousi, Evangelos Koropoulis, Dimitris Maraziotis, Constantinos Vasiliadis
Content development Ioanna Bougatsou, Stamatia Eleftheratou, Danai Zaousi, Evangelos Koropoulis, Alexandros Nikas, Constantinos Vasiliadis
Design Generation Y
Implementation MainSys S.A.
Text editing Karerina Servi, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Translation John Leonard, Niki Dollis, Danai Zaousi, Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis, Florentia Fragkopoulou
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive
Photographers George Vitsaropoulos, Velissarios Voutsas, Nikos Daniilidis, Spyros Delivorrias, Elias Cosindas, Yiannis Koulelis, Socratis Mavrommatis, Iriri Miari, Despina Spyrou, Vangelis Tsiamis
Video Konstantinos Arvanitakis, Hara Sfyri, Anastasis Agathos, Antonis Makrigiannis

Website for children

The Acropolis Museum created a website especially for its little friends. The "Acropolis Museum Kids" has been created for children between six and twelve years old from all over the world. It invites them to become acquainted with the fascinating world of the Museum while having fun. Inspiring games, amusing videos as well as a series of inventive activities prompt children to think, discover, play, experiment and make their own creations.

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Original concept Nike Dollis
Coordination Katerina Diamantidou
Content development Niki Dollis, Katerina Diamantidou, Maria Beri
Artistic editing – Design Eternal Optimists
Implementation MainSys S.A.
Special consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Diamantidou, Maria Beri, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Translation Niki Dollis
Translation editing Maria Beri
Support Evangelia Fragkou, Vasilis Chrysikopoulos
Technical support Evangelos Koropoulis, Danai Zaousi
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive
Photographers George Vitsaropoulos, Konstantinos Arvanitakis

Equipment

The equipment (servers, NAS storage system, computers, printers, 3D-scanners, touch screens, media players, custom built equipment etc.) that was acquired within the framework of the project, supported the endeavor, both on the internet, as well as with the incorporation of digital exhibits in the Museum’s galleries. At the same time it provided the opportunity to create two new spaces in the Museum’s second floor. Visitors, through the touch screens in the Multimedia Centre, learn about the adventures some of the most important exhibits in the Museum faced, as well as their dispersion in different museums around the world. In the Kids Corner, our young friends have fun with digital games and pleasant videos, which bring to life ancient myths, narrate exciting stories and unfold aspects of the daily life of the ancient Athenians.

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Support Irini Karra
Provided and installed by ΟΤΕ S.A., A.M.S. Archiving Services Ltd, TALENT S.A., Audigys
Technical support Acropolis Museum Technical Services Department, Nikos Drosis, Giorgos Karagiorgos

Applications

The development of multimedia applications has significantly enhanced the double process of education and enjoyment not only within the Museum premises but also on its website. Created within the frame of the Museum’s general philosophy and museological approach, these applications function complementary to the exhibits and improve our understanding of them, appeal to different age groups as they take into consideration the diversity of visitors, promote communication and interaction among visitors and offer advanced knowledge based on first-hand experience and interactive methods.

Scenes of a Wedding

The human figures decorating the loutrophoroi in the Acropolis Museum come into life and turn into the colourfulcharacters that star in a movie on the wedding ritual in Ancient Athens. The film follows a couple step by step, from the moment that the wedding is arranged until the time that the newly-weds dedicate their loutrophoroi-the vessels used to carry water for their nuptial bath- at the sanctuary of the Nymph, the protectress of the wedding, on the southern slope of the Acropolis.

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Contributors
General supervision Stamatia Eleftheratou
Production coordination Irini Karra
Texts - Script Irini Karra, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Director - Montage Konstantinos Arvanitakis
Paintings Alexandros Nikas
Animation Christos Megarchiotis
Music “The traditional wedding of the Greeks”, Research Association of Pelion
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Gamos.Ath.

This is a wedding blog if such a thing existed in Classical Athens. Quizzes, tips, suggestions on hairstyles, clothes and perfumes, recipies, gossiping, interviews, news, advertisements and a shop guide! Just like a modern blog, this application presents a combination of information handed down by ancient sources and illustrations drawing on the nuptial scenes that decorate the loutrophoroi in the Acropolis Museum. Its aim is to illuminate all aspects of a wedding in ancient Athens, including its social and ritual dimensions as well as the thoughts and wedding jitters of the couple.

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Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Irini Karra
Texts - Script Irini Karra
Support Evaggelia Vouza
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic editing Aggelos Floros, Irini Karra
Graphics Katerina Psimmenou
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou, Katerina Servi
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Discovering the past

When and how was the excavation that revealed the ancient neighbourhood beneath the Acropolis Museum conducted? Who worked for it and what kind of equipment was used? What were the difficulties that arose along the process and how were they handled? And finally, how was the Museum built over the ancient ruins? This is a film that presents the process of the archaeological excavation step by step, from its very start until the point that the excavated area became one of the main Museum exhibits.

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Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Texts - Script Stamatia Eleftheratou, Anna Vlachaki
Support Irini Karra, Aggeliki Kouveli
Directing - Montage Konstantinos Arvanitakis
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Secrets hidden in the soil

Do you like action? There is one neighbourhood in Ancient Athens that awaits for you to uncover it. And it is a real one! It lies beneath the Acropolis Museum and hides many secrets. Play and discover ancient treasures, clean and put together their broken pieces and organize their exhibition the way you choose. Take the excavation in your hands and be ready for countless surprises as you experience a fascinating adventure!

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Contributors
General supervision Stamatia Eleftheratou
Production coordination Anna Vlachaki
Texts - Script Stamatia Eleftheratou, Anna Vlachaki
Support Maria Andreopoulou
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic editing - Interaction Aggelos Floros
Image processing ICI Innovative Cultural Items
Illustration Alexandros Nikas
Graphics Anny Hatzikomnou, Fenia Iliadi
Animation Fivos Chalkiopoulos, Fenia Iliadi
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation Maria Andreopoulou
Translation editing Anna Vlachaki
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

A morning in Ancient Athens

The ancient neighbourhood that once stood here, where the Acropolis Museum has been built, becomes the background of a film that tells how children in Athens lived during the Classical period. The very personal and short everyday stories of a group of children of the same age come to life. Some of the children are taught domestic work; some others go to school, whereas some of them work alongside their fathers. But mostly they daydream and look forward to that time of the day when they will all be together and play, putting aside their concerns.

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Contributors
General supervision Stamatia Eleftheratou
Production coordination Irini Karra
Texts - Script Irini Karra, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Directing - montage Andonis Theocharis Kioukas
Illustration Andreas Giovanos
Animation Christos Megarchiotis
Narration Nikos Poriotis
Recording Studio Basement Productions
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis

The Acropolis Museum recommends

The Acropolis Museum recommends its visitors an archaeological walk in the heart of Athens. By the Museum’s exit, a digital interactive map demonstrates the main archaeological sites and museums of the city and provides the visitors with the necessary information on how to access them.

Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Script - Text adaptation Stamatia Eleftheratou
Texts - Visual content Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Epigraphic Museum, Numismatic Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum, Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos
Museum Support Yolanda Theodoropoulou
Application development Content Management In Culture P.C.
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis

From the Museum Collections

The most significant exhibits of the Acropolis Museum are brought together in an inventive interactive application found on its ground. Through an enjoyable touch “game” on a selection of sixty works of art on display, the visitors are invited to become acquainted with the Museum collections, before they enter the exhibition galleries.

Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Text - Script Stamatia Eleftheratou, Theodora Panagiotidou
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic editing - Interaction Aggelos Floros
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Theodora Panagiotidou
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Acropolis 6,000 years in 10 minutes

How and for what reasons has the Acropolis become a point of reference for both the ancient and modern worlds? What transformations has the rock gone through over time and which have been the most important events in its history? With the help of digital models, six thousand years of history are condensed in a film which demonstrates the consecutive transformations of the most significant place in Athens.

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Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Text - Script Stamatia Eleftheratou
Directing - Montage Andonis Theocharis Kioukas
Support Manolis Korres, Kosmas Skaris, Elisavet Merkouri, Theodora Panagiotidou
3D Modeling Moptil 3D
Editor - Animation Hara Sfyri
Translation Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Timeline

Eras, events, buildings and exhibits alternate with each other in an interactive timeline which forms a panorama of the long history of the Acropolis and its Museum. This is a dynamic application that helps online visitors comprehend the continuous human presence and activity on the Acropolis rock, from the prehistoric era until nowadays.

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Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Text - Script Stamatia Eleftheratou, Theodora Panagiotidou, Giannis Koutoulias
Application development Content Management In Culture P.C.
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis, Theodora Panagiotidou
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive, Acropolis Museum Drawing Archive (drawings: A. Nikas), Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens, Acropolis Restoration Service, Benaki Museum, Moptil (3D Modeling)
Images from books Berger, E., “Parthenon - Studien: Zweiter Zwischenbericht”, Antike Kunst 20, 1977, pl. ΙΙΙ
  Camp II, J. McKesson, In Search of Greece, Catalogue of an Εxhibit of Drawings at the British Museum by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi, California 2013, p. 57
  Hurwit, J., The Athenian Acropolis History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the present, 1999, p. 111, fig. 83
  Jenkins, I. - Morton K., Explore the Parthenon. An Ancient Greek Temple and its Sculptures, The British Museum 2009: Lancelot - Theodore Turpin de Crisse, The mosque in the interior of the destroyed Parthenon, Oil painting, 1804, Private collection
  Stevens, G.P., “The Periclean Entrance Court of the Acropolis of Athens”, Hesperia 5, 1936, p. 494, fig. 44
  Stevens, G.P., The Setting of the Periclean Parthenon, Hesperia Supplements Vol. 3, 1940, fig. 1
  Travlos, J., Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens, 1980, p. 75, fig. 96
  Boundouri, E., (ed.), Nelly's. Αρχαιότητες, Ελλάδα 1925-1939, Μουσείο Μπενάκη, Athens 2003, p. 84, fig. 46 Bouras,Ch., Βυζαντινή Αθήνα 10ος-12ος αι. Μουσείο Μπενάκη, 6ο Παράρτημα. Athens 2010, p. 31, fig. 4
  Bouras, Ch., Βυζαντινή Αθήνα 10ος-12ος αι. Μουσείο Μπενάκη, 6ο Παράρτημα. Athens 2010, p. 31, fig. 4
  Connolly, P., Η Αρχαία Πόλη. Η ζωή στην Αθήνα και στη Ρώμη, 2001, p. 72-73
  Delivvorias, Α., Fotopoulos, D., Η Ελλάδα του Μουσείου Μπενάκη, Athens 1997, p. 573,fig. 1007: Wittmer, J.-M., View of Athens from the Ilissos, Watercolor, 1833
  Giraud, D., Μελέτη αποκαταστάσεως του ναού της Αθηνάς Νίκης, Επιτροπή Συντήρησης Μνημείων Ακρόπολης, Athens 1994, vol. 1β, pl. 9, pl. 55
  Orlandos, Α., Η αρχιτεκτονική του Παρθενώνος, 1977, pl. 8
  Tournikiotis, P. (ed.), Ο Παρθενώνας και η ακτινοβολία του στα νεότερα χρόνια, Athens 1994, p. 29, fig. 9,p. 57, fig. 1, p. 141, fig. 4, p. 146, fig. 12, p. 154, fig. 20, p. 236, fig. 8, p. 281, fig. 1, p. 300, fig. 35, p. 304, fig. 42, p. 319, fig. 12
  Travlos, Ι., Ἡ παλαιοχριστιανικὴ βασιλικὴ τοῦ Ἀσκληπιείου τῶν Ἀθηνῶν, Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς, 1939-41, p. 67, fig. 20
  Travlos, Ι., Πολεοδομική εξέλιξις των Αθηνών, 1993 (2nd edition), detail of a drawing pl. VIII and pl. X
  Valavanis, P. (ed.), Μεγάλες στιγμές της Ελληνικής Αρχαιολογίας, Athens 2007, p. 37, fig. 1, 20, 31

A bizarre walk on the Acropolis

When Nike, a twelve year old girl, visits with her family the Acropolis, she comes across a peculiar dweller of the rock, Chthones. Chthones, the snake of the Acropolis, will guide her through an extraordinary journey back in time. During this time travelling, Nike will be a witness to the changes that the landscape of the Acropolis underwent and will experience some of the most intense moments of its history. When she will get back though she will be so confused… has she really been on this journey?

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Contributors
General supervision Stamatia Eleftheratou
Production coordination Elisavet Merkouri
Texts - Script Elisavet Merkouri, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Directing - Montage Andonis Theocharis Kioukas
Illustration - Animation Katerina Psimmenou, Vassilis Psimmenos
Voice over

Elena Delakoura, Vassilis Papastathis,

Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis

Recording studio Basement Productions
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Elisavet Merkouri

The temple of Athena Nike

This is a film on the temple of Athena Nike, the small gem that stands over the entrance to the Acropolis. As it was built during the hard times of the Peloponnesian war its sculptural decoration reflects the expectation of triumph as well as the pride that the Athenians took in their victories until then. Gods and heroes, mythical and historical wars along with the ethereal winged Nikai, all brilliantly curved into the marble, praise the goddess and convey multiple messages to the city enemies.

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Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Katerina Diamantidou
Texts - Script Katerina Diamantidou, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Directing - Cinematography - Montage Konstantinos Arvanitakis
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard, Niki Dollis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive, Acropolis Museum Drawing Archive (drawing: A. Nikas), Acropolis Restoration Service, Giraud, D., Study for the restoration of the temple of Athena Nike, vol. 1β, Athens, 1994, p. 9

The Erechtheion

Why does the Erechtheion differ from any other ancient temple? Why did the Athenians consider it to be the most sacred building on the Acropolis? This film presents all those features that make the Erechtheion unique, beginning with the age-old cults of gods and heroes that it housed and reaching down to its inventive architecture and outstanding sculptural decoration. It is a short story of the temple that was adorned with the Caryatids and stood in the very same place which received the worship of Athena, the protectress of the city. This is where the Athenians uninterruptedly ascertained their identity.

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Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Katerina Diamantidou
Texts - Script Katerina Diamantidou, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Directing - Cinematography - Montage Konstantinos Arvanitakis
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard, Niki Dollis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive, Acropolis Museum Drawing Archive (drawing: A. Nikas), Acropolis Restoration Service, Stevens G. P.et al., The Erechtheum, Cambridge Mass 1927, pl. XIII, Papanikolaou, Α., Η Αποκατάσταση του Ερέχθειου, 1979-1987, plan 130, p. 503, plan 101, p. 386

Inscriptions from the Erechtheion

Was public money embezzled in ancient Athens? How was transparency secured during big public constructions? Let’s “read” two building inscriptions from the Erechtheion both housed in the Acropolis Museum. We will discover captivating details about building works and artistic production, workers and their payment, the latter’s various specializations, the materials used, as well as the way that city money was managed by democratic Athens in the 5th c. BC. The application is installed in the Museum's first floor.

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Texts - Script Dimitrios Pandermalis, Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Support Katerina Diamantidou
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic editing - Interaction Aggelos Floros
Text editing Katerina Servi, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive, Acropolis Restoration Service, Konstantinos Arvanitakis

Τhe dispersion of the Acropolis antiquities

Twelve short videos narrate the adventures of twelve masterpieces from the Acropolis over the early modern period. These adventures resulted in the dismemberment of celebrated sculptures, among which those of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Athena Nike temple, and their dispersion in different museums around the world. The sculptures’ digital reunification, as attempted in these videos, reveals the extent of this scattering as well as the artistic and historical value of these works. You can find the application in the Museum's Multimedia Center.

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Raphaël Jacob, Katerina Diamantidou
Texts - Script Raphaël Jacob, Katerina Diamantidou
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic editing - Interaction Panos Farandouris
Directing Konstantinos Arvanitakis, Andonis Theocharis Kioukas
Text editing Katerina Servi, Stamatia Eleftheratou, Maria Beri
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis, Angelica Kouveli
Visual content Photographs
  Acropolis Museum Photo Archive
  Acropolis Restoration Service
  Benaki Museum
  Bibliothèque Νationale de France, Paris
  Bibliothèque de l’Université de Strasbourg
  British Museum
  Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens
  Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities
  Fondation Calvet, Avignon
  Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon
  Musée Rodin, Paris
  National Historical Museum, Athens
  National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
  Vidéo Garage Productions
Drawings and books Acropolis Museum Archive
  Antoniadis, C., (ed.), The Creative Photograph in Archaeology from the Traveling Photographers of the 19th Century to the Creative Photograph in Archaeology of the 20th, Benaki Museum, 2007, p. 2, no 7.
  Berger, Ε., «Parthenon-Studien: Zweiter Zwischenbericht», Antike Kunst, 20, 1977, p. 124-141, Falttafel III
  Berger, E., Der Parthenon in Basel. Dokumentation zu den Metopen, Mainz, 1986, pl. 73
  Berger, E., Der Parthenon in Basel, Dokumentation zu den Fries, Basel, 1996, pl. 128
  Beschi, L, “L.S. Fauvel e il Partenon”, στο E. Berger (επ.), Parthenon-Kongress Basel, 1984, p. 319-323, 450-451, pl. 60,3
  Bowie, Th., Thimme D., The Carrey Drawings of the Parthenon Sculptures, 1971, fig. 7, pl. 1-2, 5-12
  Brommer, Fr., Die Skulpturen der Parthenon-Giebel. Katalog und Untersuchung, 1963, pl. 67
  Bundgaard, J.A., The Excavation of the Athenian Acropolis 1882-1890. The Original Drawings edited from the papers of Georg Kawerau, 1974, fig. 54, pl. 156
  Courbould, H., A Description Of The Collection Of Ancient Marbles In The British Museum: With Engravings, vol. 7, 1835, pl. XVIII-XIX
  Dalton, R., Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt; with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants: From Drawings made on the Spot, A.D 1749, London, 1751-1752, pl. 4-5
  Ἐθνικὸν Ἡμερολόγιον τοῡ ἔτους 1867, Ἐκδοθὲν ὑπὸ Μαρίνου Π. Βρετοῡ, p. 160-161
  Eleftheriou, V., Manidaki, V., Vrouva, Α., Μελέτη αποκατάστασης της δυτικής πλευράς του Παρθενώνα, Μελέτη αποκαταστάσεως του Παρθενώνος 8, 2015, εικ. 1
  Giraud, D., Μελέτη αποκαταστάσεως του ναού της Αθηνάς Νίκης, Αθήνα,1994, pl. 212-213
  Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, James Skene, Monuments and views of Greece 1838-1845, 1998, no 3
  In Search Of Greece. Catalogue of an Exhibit of Drawings at the British Museum by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi from the Collection of the Packard Humanities Institute, 2013, no 4, 46, and 51
  Kavvadias, P., Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς 1897, pl. 1
  Kokkou, A., Η μέριμνα για τις αρχαιότητες στην Ελλάδα και τα πρώτα μουσεία, 2009, fig. 94
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  Korres, M., «Ο Παρθενώνας από την αρχαία εποχή μέχρι τον 19ο αιώνα», στο Ο Παρθενώνας και ακτινοβολία του στα νεωτέρα χρονιά, 1994, p. 136-161, fig. 13, 20-22
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Mission S.A.M.M. (Unite the Parthenon's Sculptures)

Year 2050. Climatic change and continuous wars threaten the Earth and along with it Global Civilization monuments. Will you do something about it? Become a member of S.A.M.M. (Save Ancient Monuments Memory), a team of persistent researchers determined to save at least the memory of monuments in digital copies! Your mission is to collect the digital copies of the Parthenon sculptures. Given that the sculptures are dispersed in many Museums across Europe and the files that contain information about them are destroyed, this is a difficult task! Will you make it?

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Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Elisavet Merkouri
Text - script Elisavet Merkouri
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Design - Artistic editing - Interaction Eternal Optimists
Graphic design - animation Odd Bleat
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive, Copenhagen Museum

Discovering the Acropolis inscriptions

How did ancient Athenians carve letters and numbers in stone? How did they correct any mistakes? And most importantly, what was the use of an inscription? Join us on the Museum's first floor to discover the charming nature of inscriptions from the Acropolis, unveil the secrets hidden in twenty of them, and look into the domestic and external policy of the Athenian Democracy during the 5th and 4th cents. BC. We can explore inscriptions with the help of the RTI program which enables multiple changes in light and thus captures the inscribed letters and details of figures in relief.

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Texts - Script Dimitrios Pandermalis, Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Transcription of ancient texts Ioanna Bougatsou
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic editing - Interaction Aggelos Floros
Text editing Katerina Servi
RTI photography Orestis Kourakis
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive, Acropolis Restoration Service

Rock - Chisel - Scribble

Become an epigraphist for one day or carve your own inscription into stone and… who knows… you may be the lord of the codes and find out that you are good with letters! Four entertaining games and a horse that knows-it-all await for you to solve riddles and discover the mysteries of ancient inscriptions; and if you do not know how inscriptions were made, a digital comic-book will explain it all to you.

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Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Text - Script Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis, Maria Andreopoulou
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
  Eternal Optimists, Aggelos Floros
Graphic design Despina Leonti, Katerina Psimmenou
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Athena Parthenos. The inscriptions

How did the famous chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos that once stood in the Parthenon look like? Who made it and how? How much did it cost? This film attempts to provide answers not only to these but also many more questions, reveal the riddles of ancient inscriptions about the statue and sketch the way that democratic Athens secured transparency and control over the statue’s construction.

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Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Katerina Diamantidou, Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Texts - Script Katerina Diamantidou, Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Director Konstantinos Arvanitakis
Compositing - Animation Konstantinos Arvanitakis
Drawing reconstruction Alexandros Nikas
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard, Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive, Acropolis Restoration Service, Orestis Kourakis, Orlandos, A., Η αρχιτεκτονική του Παρθενώνος, vol Α΄, pl. 4, 5, 10, 11, 15, 52

Holographic projection of the statue of Athena Parthenos

The famous chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos, a work of the sculptor Pheidias which was set up in the Parthenon, has been lost. However, it comes to life digitally on the second floor of the Museum. A small scale holographic projection created based on ancient copies of the statue and the relevant references in literary sources awaits for you and your children in the Kid’s Corner. Come to discover it!

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Katerina Diamantidou
Support Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Drawing reconstruction Alexandros Nikas
3D model design INDIGITAL S.A
Base design - construction Manos Lignos

The Gigantomachy

This is the beginning of the history of the world. The Olympian Gods fight against the fearsome Giants who want to establish chaos… The battle lingers on, the gods fight bravely but the Giants are not defeated. And then the hero Herakles, that is you, is called by the gods to their aid! Use Herakles’ power, join the battle and stand by the gods’ side. The world’s fate is in your hands!

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Contributors
General supervision Katerina Diamantidou, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Production coordination Konstantina Kotsarini
Texts - Script Konstantina Kotsarini, Katerina Diamantidou, Stamatia Eleftheratou, Vasilis Chrysikopoulos
Artistic editing - Design Eternal Optimists
Graphic design - Development Rocket Cola Studio
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Virtual tour of the Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum invites online visitors to a panoramic tour of its galleries. A VR 360ᵒ video offers users the feeling that they are in the real galleries and the choice to look towards the direction they will choose.

Virtual tour

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Production coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Director Konstantinos Arvanitakis
360 photo shoots - editing VR360.gr

Audio guide

Sixty extraordinary exhibits of the Acropolis Museum promise a beguiling journey back in time, art and history, through an audio tour with the use of individual portable devises. There is also a shorter version on thirty exhibits whereas people with hearing problems can read the texts on the device screen.

Contributors
General supervision - Coordination Stamatia Eleftheratou
Texts - Script Stamatia Eleftheratou
Support Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic directing - Interaction Aggelos Floros
Sound supervisor Nikos Giatrakos
Sound engineers Io Halda, Konstantinos Linoxilakis
Recording studio Basement Productions
Narration Alexandra Pavlidou, Nikos Psarras, Christodoulos Stylianou
Narration in English Alexandra Pavlidou, Davydd Cook, Don Morgan Nielsen, Isabella Kyriazi
Text editing Katerina Servi
Translation John Leonard
Translation editing Lydia-Antonia Trakatellis
Visual content Acropolis Museum Photo Archive

Family audio guide

Sixty extraordinary exhibits of the Acropolis Museum promise a beguiling journey back in time, art and history, through an audio tour with the use of individual portable devises. There is also a shorter version on thirty exhibits whereas people with hearing problems can read the texts on the device screen.

Contributors
General supervision Dimitrios Pandermalis
Texts - Script Niki Dollis, Katerina Diamantidou
Support Irini Karra
Application development Dimitris Gavrilis
Artistic directing - Interaction Eternal Optimists
Sound supervisor Nikos Giatrakos
Sound engineers Io Halda, Konstantinos Linoxilakis
Recording studio Basement Productions
Narration Elena Delakoura
Roles Christos Thanos, Manolis Giourgos, Vassilis Papastathis
Narration in English Elena Delakoura
Roles in English Davydd Cook, Ian Robertson, Vassilis Papastathis
Script consultant Niki Nikonanou
Text editing Katerina Servi, Stamatia Eleftheratou
Translation Niki Dollis
Translation editing John Leonard

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