Digital Acropolis Museum - a new world in the Greek capital of Athens

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The Acropolis Museum enters dynamically into the world of digital technology and opens new
channels of communication with the public. The programme “Creation of the Digital Acropolis
Museum” which was just completed showcases the multiple aspects of its exhibits, offers
unique experiences in its galleries and creates a new, exciting world for kids and grownups
alike.

Website

The new website www.theacropolismuseum.gr, created within the framework of the
programme is a sophisticated online portal that brings before the public all the necessary
information on the Museum and its galleries, provides information about your visit, its
temporary exhibitions, activities and events, the school and family programmes as well as
its research and conservation projects.
Moreover, it is the first website of a Greek Museum to present all the artefacts included in its
permanent exhibition-making them accessible to the global community. Our digital collections
include 2,156 artefacts with extensive descriptions, an 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 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.

Website for children

The Acropolis Museum created a website especially for its little friends on
www.acropolismuseumkids.gr. The “Acropolis Museum Kids” has been designed for children
between six and twelve years old. 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.
Acropolis Museum / 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, 11742 Athens / Tel. +30 210 9000900
www.theacropolismuseum.gr

Digital applications

The development of 23 multimedia applications and videos within the framework of the
the programme has significantly enhanced the double process of education and enjoyment not
only within the Museum premises but also on its website. Created in accordance with 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 the first-hand experience
and interactive methods.

New facilities in the Museum

The equipment that was acquired within the framework of the project 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.

New potentials

Significant tasks of the project such as data entry, digitization, photography and 3D scanning,
ensure the long-term preservation of valuable archival material and offer new potentials in its
management, its export on the internet, as well as its utilization for the curation of exhibitions,
the production of interactive material and games, and the publications. 27.755 digital files on
10.557 objects, were inserted into the Museum Collections Database (MuseumPlus). 496
handwritten excavation logs were digitized as well as 110.000 photographs, 18.410 index
cards, and 7.500 conservation reports of portable finds. Finally, 500 Museum exhibits were
photographed from all angles and 60 of them were scanned with the use of digital
photogrammetry.

The programme

The programme “Creation of the Digital Acropolis Museum” has been integrated into the
R.O.P. “Attica 2014-2020” with MIS: 5010606 and total budget 1.330.240,63 € excluding 24%
VAT. Project Owner is the Acropolis Museum, the contracting body is the Information Society
S.A. and contractor OTE S.A. For more information visit
www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/digital-museum

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