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Voyage exhibition at Herakleidon Museum

Herakleidon Museum presents the temporary exhibition “Voyage- Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from Antiquity to Modern Times” from October 1, 2016 to August 27, 2017.

The exhibition pays an extended tribute to the history of maritime voyages, achievements in naval architecture, exchange of ideas and technological developments, presented through about 40 handmade wooden models of Greek ships, which date from prehistoric times to the middle of the 20th century. The exhibits, of remarkable size (0,60 m. to 1,50 m) and excellent, detailed construction, combined with the well-designed presentation, help the visitors to understand the development of shipbuilding from antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century.

These models are made by Dimitris Maras, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and model shipbuilder, whereas the painter-printmaker Mary Schina, Associate Professor of the Printmaking department of the Athens School of Fine Arts, has also offered selected works from her series "Aegaeis", "Aegean Sea Odes" and "Aegean Odes honour the Ancient Treasures of Antikythera”, inspired by the Aegean Sea.

Navigational instruments as well as maps, video projections, explanatory drawings by Yiannis Nakas, archaeologist, and other material will help you understand your trip through history and discover the close and timeless relationship of the Greek people with the sea.

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Voyage exhibition at Herakleidon Museum

01/10/2016 - 27/08/2017

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Dates: 01/10/2016 – 27/08/2017. Place: Athens. Venue: Herakleidon Museum, 37 Apostolou Pavlou Str. Opening Hours: Daily & weekends 10:00-18:00 Thursday 10:00-20:00

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