Monday, July 15 2024

The Archaeological Museum of Chania announced its participation with original actions in this year’s celebration of International Museum Day, on Thursday, May 18.

Since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM), in its effort to highlight the role of museums in modern society, has established May 18 as International Museum Day.

This year’s theme “Museums, Sustainability and Quality of Life” aims to highlight the role of contemporary museums in shaping a sustainable future, and focuses on the following themes included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Objective 3 | Global health and quality of life

Objective 13 | Action on climate change

Objective 15 | Life on Earth: protecting biodiversity

The Archaeological Museum of Chania, being a place of new experiences, participates in this year’s celebration by offering actions under the theme “Discover wellness in the Museum”, inspired by Goal 3.

Take a breather from the busy everyday life and enjoy a yoga class or a sound therapy session in the Museum’s courtyard, as well as a thematic tour of the permanent exhibition.

Entrance to the Museum’s exhibition areas will be free for the public on Thursday, May 18 from 08:00 to 20:00.

Participation in the activities is free of charge, with reservation required at (6984700663 (weekdays from 10:00 to 14:00)

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 18 May | Yoga of mild exercises with Angeliki Rebelou
Group A | Time: 10:00-11:00

Group B | Time: 17:00-18:00

Angeliki Rebelou (Yoga Class Chania), trained in Greece and abroad (Germany), is since 2015 a certified yoga instructor [(YAI) 590Hr] and meditation mindfulness. Her technique combines and explores different styles of yoga, where the natural flow of specific body positions (asanes) and breathing contribute to deepening awareness of the present moment, relaxation and healing.

Venue: Museum courtyard

Duration: 60 minutes for each group

Free entrance – reservation required

Meeting point: Museum entrance

Thursday, 18 May | Sound therapy with Manolis Zografakis
Time: 18:30-19:30

Manolis Zografakis (Soundhealing & Sound Meditation) is a certified sound therapist, member of IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine), meditation instructor and music producer. In her sound therapy sessions she uses a variety of musical instruments (Tibetan singing bowl, crystal bowls, gongs, monochords, etc.), creating a unique sound experience and an inner journey of reconnection and discovery of ourselves back, in a natural state of balance and harmony.

Venue: Museum courtyard

Duration: 60 minutes

Free entrance – reservation required

Meeting point: Museum entrance

Thursday, 18 May | Thematic tour of the Museum’s Collections
Group A | Time: 11:30-12:30

Group B | time: 18:30-19:30

Twenty-five (25) visitors will be guided by an archaeologist of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania to the permanent exhibition of the Museum.

Venue: Museum Exhibition Halls

Duration: 60 minutes for each group

Free entrance – reservation required

We kindly ask participants in yoga and sound therapy activities to have an exercise mat and water with them, while for sound therapy an additional pillow and blanket are recommended.”

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