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Acropolis Museum Becomes Digital

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, has launched a new sophisticated online platform featuring artifacts of its permanent collection as well as information about its temporary exhibitions, educational programs and more.

A part of the program “Creation of the Digital Acropolis Museum”, the new website is available on www.theacropolismuseum.gr and showcases the multiple aspects of the museum’s exhibits.

It is the first website created by a Greek museum that presents the entire collection of artefacts included in its permanent exhibition.

The digital collection includes a total of 2,156 artefacts with extensive descriptions, interactive glossary, bibliography, photographs, draws and in many cases videos.

Artefacts kept in the Museum’s storerooms will be added gradually.

The website, available in both Greek and English, is linked to social media and offers information about planning a visit to the Museum in four additional languages. It also provides users with multiple search tools and has a responsive design that makes it adaptable to all devices.

Furthermore it ensures access for colour-blind visitors and is user-friendly to visually impaired people.

Acropolis Museum Kids

Meanwhile, the Acropolis Museum has launched a second website especially for its little friends on www.acropolismuseumkids.gr.

The “Acropolis Museum Kids” has been designed for children between 6 and 12 years old, and enables them to get familiar with the fascinating world of the Museum through inspiring games, amusing videos and a number of activities prompting children to think, discover, play, experiment and create.

Acropolis Museum in Athens. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

Acropolis Museum in Athens. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

The Digital Acropolis Museum program also includes the development of 23 multimedia applications that aim to help visitors comprehend the exhibits.

Furthermore, the program provided the opportunity to the Museum to create two new spaces on the second floor. The Multimedia Center now features touch screens offering information on the history behind some of the most important exhibits, while the Kids Corner offers digital games and
videos that bring to life ancient myths, narrate exciting stories and unfold aspects of the daily life in ancient Athens.

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