Digital Museum dedicated to Plato opens in Athens

27 November 2015
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An entirely different museum, digital and dedicated to Plato, the great philosopher of the antiquity, opened at the archaeological site of Plato’s Academy in Athens.

The museum was inaugurated on Thursday in the presence of Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis and former Education Minister and president of the network for the reform in Greece and Europe Anna Diamantopoulou.

The history of Plato and his work dominates the museum’s exhibition, which is parted in three sections unveiled in respective halls. Digital applications, video screening, maps and other material constitute the first museum of philosophy in Greece.

The museum’s construction is also a part of the exhibition and its entrance is from the back of the building and works as a time capsule that travels the visitor back to Plato’s era. Another important element is its orientation which is directly connected with the archaeological site, the neighbourhood and the present.

Moreover, the material used for the museum’s construction is in total harmony with the surrounding environment.

The museum was funded by the NSRF and became reality with the support of Onassis Foundation, the Athens University, the Municipality of Athens and the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

The museum is open daily from 09:00 to 16:00 except of Mondays. The entry is free for all.

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