Wednesday, April 24 2024

The Archaeological Museum of Chania announced the program of events – actions to celebrate one year of operation.

As Antiquities Authority points out, “a year has passed since April 16, 2022, when the Archaeological Museum of Chania opened to the public in its new, emblematic building. A modern Museum from every aspect – architectural, museological, museographic, entertaining and educational, able to cope with the demands and challenges of the 21st century. An open and fully accessible cultural space that embraces knowledge, dialogue, diversity, inspiration and creativity.

We invite you on the three days of April 21-23, 2023 to celebrate together, young and old, the first year of operation of the Museum through a variety of actions, which we organize with the help of organizations and cultural groups that immediately responded to our call: Municipality of Chania/KEPPEDIX- KAM, Chania Film Festival, Dance Days Chania/Synkinisis, Argonauts, The SouthBreakerz, Passe-Partout.

We sincerely thank the Region of Crete-Regional Unit of Chania for the support of all actions”.

Entry to the Museum’s exhibition spaces will be free to the public on Sunday, April 23 from 08:00 to 20:00.

Program of events

Friday, April 21 | time 17:00

Screening of the documentary Agelastos petra

Documentary about Eleusis. The past and the present in stark contrast coexist in a place polluted by modern industry, which hosted the Eleusinian Mysteries, the ceremonies that initiated the ancient Greeks into the miracle of life and alternation with death. On the unglazed stone sat the goddess Demeter when she was looking for Persephone, in Eleusis, the city of the ancient Mysteries.

Greece, 2000 | Directed by: Filippos Koutsaftis
Greek language
Venue: Museum Auditorium
Duration: 87 minutes
*1 Free entry – reservations required

Friday, April 21 | time 17:30

Tour of the Museum Collections

Twenty-five visitors will be guided by an archaeologist from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania to the Museum’s permanent exhibition.

Venue: Museum exhibition spaces
Duration: 90 minutes
*2 Participation declaration is required

Friday, April 21 | time 19:00

With the sounds of the Music School of Chania

Students of the Music School of Chania will take us on a journey with familiar sounds from the Greek and international repertoire.

Venue: Atrium-Exhibition spaces of the Museum
Duration: 40 minutes
Free entrance

Saturday, April 22 | time 12:00

Watch the movie Rocca changes the world

Brave, funny and unique! This is Rocca. He is eleven years old and lives a rather special life. While her dad looks down on her – since he is an astronaut on a mission in space, Rocca lives alone with her squirrel and attends a regular school for the first time in her life. Her carefree and unconventional lifestyle makes her immediately stand out among her classmates.

Germany, 2019 | Directed by: Katja Benrath
Language: German | Subtitles: Greek
Venue: Museum Auditorium
Duration: 101 minutes
*1 Free entry – reservations required

Saturday, April 22 | time 14:00

Tour of the Museum Collections

Twenty-five visitors will be guided by an archaeologist from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania to the Museum’s permanent exhibition.
Venue: Museum exhibition spaces
Duration: 90 minutes
*2 Participation declaration is required

Saturday, April 22 | time 16:30

Performance by the contemporary dance group Syn-Kinisi

The performers are inspired by the exhibits of the Museum, attempting creative dialogues with them and redefining their organic, kinetic and emotional condition in its space. The relationships are constantly developing and unfolding between the performers and the Museum’s exhibits, composing a constantly changing kinetic installation.

Capture, editing: Sofia Falierou

Interpretation, co-creation: Sofia Falierou, Iulia Zacharaki, Leto Lazaridis, Marikita Lyroni, Aphrodite Manakou, Magda Pateraki, Dimitra Berivaki

Venue: Museum exhibition spaces
Duration: 60 minutes
Free entrance

Saturday, April 22 | time 17:30

Tour of the Museum Collections

Twenty-five visitors will be guided by an archaeologist from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania to the Museum’s permanent exhibition.

Venue: Museum exhibition spaces
Duration: 90 minutes
*2 Participation declaration is required

Saturday, April 22 | time 18:00

Screening of the documentary The archaeologist

Documentary documentary about archaeologist Georgia Karamitrou-Mentesidis’ attempt to save what she can before it is lost forever at the bottom of an artificial lake in Western Macedonia. In the valleys and lowlands of Aliakmons there are important archaeological findings dating back to prehistoric times. For Georgia Karamitrou-Mentesidis, time is running backwards, as the archaeological site will be turned into a lake by the under-construction Hilarion dam of PPC.

Greece, 2015 | Directed by: Kimon Tsakiris
Greek language
Venue: Museum Auditorium
Duration: 90 minutes
*1 Free entry – reservations required

Saturday, April 22 | time 19:30

Breakdance show by The SouthBreakerz team

Manos Katsiadakis has been dancing Breaking since 2008. For the last 7 years he has been teaching this dance professionally in dance schools, multi-venues and schools in Chania. Since 2017, together with Elektra Psaraki, he has been organizing the SouthBreak Jam, the 1st official Breaking Event in Chania and now one of the biggest in the Balkans, as every year it is visited by dancers from all over the world.

Manos Katsiadakis (aka Bboy Cata) – SouthBreak Jam
Ioannis Protopapadakis (aka Bboy Future) & Sifis Kakavelakis (aka Bboy Tzaxx) – Flash Dance Studio Dance School
Venue: Museum Atrium
Duration: 20 minutes
Free entrance

Sunday, April 23 | time 11:00

Musical journey with the Choir of the Municipality of Chania

The children’s and adolescent choir of the Municipality of Chania, under the direction of Nikos Perakis and Aphrodite Mitsotakis on the piano, will present a wonderful musical journey, with familiar sounds from the Greek and international repertoire.
The teenage choir will make a reference to Lionel Bart’s musical “Oliver”, while the children’s choir to the beloved Lilliput.

Venue: Atrium-Exhibition spaces of the Museum
Duration: 60 minutes
Free entrance

Sunday, April 23 | time 13:00

Watch the movie My Brother Hunts Dinosaurs

Jack has a brother, Gio, who has Down syndrome. As a child Jack believed the tender lie his parents had told him, that Gio was a special child with superpowers. Now that Jack is about to enter high school, he doesn’t think his brother is a superhero anymore, but he’s almost ashamed of him, especially since he met Arianna.

Italy-Spain, 2019 | Directed by: Stefano Cipani
Language: Italian | Subtitles: Greek
Venue: Museum Auditorium
Duration: 102 minutes
*1 Free entry – reservations required

Sunday, April 23 | time 17:00

Screening of the documentary The Enthymion

Enthymion, a lyrical documentary, is an elegy to Epirus that is lost, but also a hymn to Epirus that survives. A love song for those who stayed close to her, for those who emigrated, for her musicians and her unique nature.

Greece, 2021 | Directed by: Nikos Ziogas
Language: Greek | Subtitles: English
Venue: Museum Auditorium
Duration: 78 minutes
*1 Free entry – reservations required

Sunday, April 23 | time 19:30

Action to music by the Passe-Partout group

The musical theater group Passe-Partout consists of young people, pupils and students, who communicate and express themselves through music. The goal of the group is to form a young, creative, artistic company and to dynamically integrate art into the center of everyday life, in familiar but also unusual spaces. After their show Sweetly lean on the handrail in May 2016 at the Archaeological Museum of Chania, Passe-Partout returns to the same spot, on the same familiar staircase, celebrating its first birthday.

Venue: Museum Atrium
Duration: 30 minutes
Free entrance

Sunday, April 23 | time 20:30

Live set with Argonauts

Argonauts is a group that organizes and films music performances and live sets in special locations, with the aim of projecting the landmarks of Chania through the spectrum of the electronic music scene and highlighting, in a unique and alternative way, the rich cultural heritage of Greece.

Nikos Katsikandarakis (aka Nicholas Vibes)
Place: Western courtyard of the Museum
Duration: 120 minutes
Free entrance

Explanation of footnotes

*1
Bookings for screenings in the Museum’s amphitheater will be made through a dedicated digital booking platform, which will be announced through the Museum’s official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday, April 18.

*2
In order to participate in the guided tours, it is necessary to express your interest at 6952011175 (from Wednesday, April 19 to Friday, April 21 and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
First come first served.
The payment of the respective entrance fee to the Museum is required.

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