17 May International Museum Day 2021. “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” (May 18, 2021).
The special conditions during the pandemic and the need to keep the communication with the public alive, pushed the Foundation to design and implement innovative actions, utilizing technology and modern digital tools.
Remarkable is the success of the series of recorded theatrical readings (podcasts) with excerpts from the History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides translated by Eleftherios Venizelos entitled “Thucydides Stories – Ktima Es Aei”, produced by the Foundation The series was approved for its suitability by the Institute of Educational Policy and was promoted through the Ministry of Education and Religions to the Regional Directorates of Education throughout the country. The project is freely accessible from the website of the Foundation www.venizelos-foundation.gr/el/theatrical-podcasts/
The audiovisual trilogy for the Revolutions of Akrotiri (1897), Therisso (1905) and the Union of Crete with Greece (1913) created a special sensation due to its pioneering narrative and presentation. These are the dramatized videos “From the bottom of the oceans”, “Akrotiri 1897” and “The spring of Therisso”, co-produced by the Foundation and Nikolas Lakiotakis, an actor active in Paris and Athens. All 3 are available on the Foundation’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5aMxGA_wODE0d2mYE9z1g
Also, the museum educator Ria Markoulaki animated, through Webex, the educational program (lasting three teaching hours) “Let’s go to the Museum” for the 6th grade. The Museum was “transferred” to the classroom, the students experienced -as if they were present- an educational tour with games, music, expression, and creation, discovering important moments of Venizelos’ life in his own house.
Finally, Grigoris Valtinos is the protagonist of the short film, 85 years without Eleftherios Venizelos, produced by the Foundation, in which Michalis Aerakis and Anastasia Golema also participate, written and directed by Thanasis Theologis. The film is available on the Foundation’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5aMxGA_wODE0d2mYE9z1g
In addition, 4 more digital content actions are going to be presented soon, as we believe that this transformation was the answer in the time of the pandemic, but it has many benefits to offer in the future:
The distance learning lessons for the Balkan Wars, the distance learning program for the 6th grade and the 3rd grade of High School “Let’s write history!”, Focusing on the First World War, the “History games in the Museum” , a digital treasure hunt for children and teenagers in the Museum, as well as a series of short videos, entitled “Questions about Venizelos “, where the historians-guides of the Museum answer frequently asked questions of the visitors illuminating less known aspects of life of the great politician. All actions will be freely accessible from the website of the Foundation.
Our goal from Friday, May 14 will be to accept in all 3 of our museums as many people as the health protocols allow us. To ensure the safety of all of us and to save the lost time. Do as many educational programs as we can until the end of the school year – if of course is allowed by the specifications we expect.
To celebrate this International Museum Day on Tuesday 18 May with free admission to all our Museums.
Residence – Museum Eleftherios Venizelos – Halepa: 11:00 – 13:30 & 18:00 – 20:00
Museum – Headquarters in Therisso. 11:30 – 17:00.
Venizelos’ Βirth Ηouse in Mournies. 10:00 – 15:00