For the third consecutive year, the Embassy of Greece in Washington opened its doors to welcome its young friends on Saturday, November 3rd, at the “Become an Archaeologist for a Day” workshop organised as part of the annual European Children’s Festival under the auspices of the EU Delegation in the USA.
Dozens of children had the opportunity to learn about the civilisation of Ancient Greece using Museum Kits, which were full of copies of Cycladic figurines, pottery works and educational material from the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. With the help of volunteers and postgraduate students in the US, the children processed the original copies, learned the way they were made and painted their own Ancient Greek works of art.
The Greek Embassy, with the collaboration of the Museum of Cycladic Art, secured highly innovative and high-quality educational material, designed and implemented entirely in Greece by distinguished international archaeologists, scientists and artists. The museum mound traveled to the American capital in 2016 with courtesy sponsorship by John and Eugenie Coumantaros and has already enriched the lesson of Ancient Greek history in various schools in Washington, with the help of the Embassy’s free lending program.
In fact, the museums network expanded considerably in 2018, as the Greek Consulates General of Boston and Toronto (Canada), always in collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art and with the help of sponsors (National Hellenic Society, Bodossaki Foundation), created their own lending programs for museums, schools and other institutions.