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welcomes visitors again
on Wednesday 2 June 2021

The Historical Museum of Crete
welcomes visitors again
on Wednesday 2 June 2021

01/06/2021

On Wednesday 2 June 2021, the Historical Museum of Crete opens its exhibition rooms to the public once again, in accordance with health guidelines. Besides the permanent Collections, our safe and comfortable tours include, for a few more months, the following temporary art exhibitions:


Alexis Akrithakis. On the Move with paintings, constructions, collages and drawings by the artist from the Zacharias G. Portalakis Modern Art Collection.

and

Hommage à Thomas Papadoperakis with paintings and drawings by the artist donated by Aspasia Papadoperaki.

The Summer opening hours of the Historical Museum of Crete (2 June – 31 October 2021) are: Monday & Wednesday to Friday 10:00–17:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00–17:00. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

You can visit the HMC Shop during the same opening hours and browse through the range of interesting items on offer (books, museum copies of jewellery, useful and decorative objects by young designers, and many other gifts and souvenirs). The latest addition to the Museum Shop is the 13th volume in the Society of Cretan Historical Studies Testimonies Series, Μια δύσκολη Απόδραση / No Easy Escape by Len Frazer (2021).


All the outdoor areas of the Museum Café are open to the public during Museum opening hours. You can also access the Café via the south courtyard independently of visiting the Museum.


We would like to inform the education community that the Historical Museum of Crete will be offering new and renewed programmes – free as always – to schoolchildren from October 2021. Summer educational activities will be announced soon.


For more information on the Historical Museum of Crete visit our website: www.historical-museum.gr

 

The first visitor of the Historical Museum of Crete received a symbolic gift 
on the day of its reopening (June 2nd, 2021)

 

OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM

The Society of Cretan Historical Studies continues its exhibitions celebrating the Bicentenary of the Start of the Greek Revolution and the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete.

1. The open-air exhibition 1821 CRETE IN THE GREEK REVOLUTION in Eleftherias square in Heraklion, installed in collaboration with Heraklion Municipality, has now ended. The Exhibition is on its way to Chania, where it will be displayed in Katechaki Square from 6 to 28 June, before moving on to Rethymnon. The Exhibition is organised under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee, sponsored by Plastika Kritis S.A., designed in collaboration with the Institute of Computer Science – FORTH, and supported by the Region of Crete and the Charitable Institutions of Andreas and Maria Kalokerinou.

The open-air Exhibition forms the centrepiece of the bicentenary tribute of the Society of Cretan Historical Studies / Historical Museum of Crete, which also includes the following parallel events:

• Figures of the Revolution: Twelve portraits of Cretan fighters of the Revolution of 1821 are displayed in two key areas of the city of Heraklion, with the assistance of Heraklion Municipality and the Heraklion Port Authority (on Dimokratias Avenue, outside Georgiadis Park, and on the main coastal road, outside the new port).

• www.crete1821.gr: This website contains information and visual material on the participation of Crete in the Revolution of 1821. Created by the SCHS as a digital accompaniment to the physical-space exhibition, it provides extra information allowed by the digital medium. Launched in mid-March 2021, the website will soon be enriched with educational material.

• “An Island in the Age of Revolution: Crete 1821-1830”: Colloquium on the participation of Crete in the Greek Revolution of 1821, in relation to the international situation and events in Greece (early October 2021).

2. The temporary exhibition 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete - The Battle for Heraklion (20 May - 1 June 1941), organised by Heraklion Municipality, the Region of Crete and the Society of Cretan Historical Studies, is currently open in St Mark’s Basilica in Heraklion to 27 June 2021.

Curated by Costas Mamalakis, Modern History Consultant of the SCHS Historical Museum of Crete, the exhibition presents selected items associated with the Battle for Heraklion from the Costas Mamalakis and Yannis Prekatsounakis Collections. The digital and interactive displays are provided by the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas.

Link of the exhibition in Greek