NEW Online Exhibition: Rarely Exhibited Greek Pottery (University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology)

University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology: NEW Online Exhibition: Rarely Exhibited Greek Pottery. “This online exhibit, in two installments, illustrates examples from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek pottery, most of which has not been exhibited in recent history. The first installment encompasses the Bronze Age to the Orientalizing period, ca. 2700–530 BCE.” The quote is from the PDF announcement.

Greek Reporter: Greece Opens Acropolis, Other Archaeological Sites

Greek Reporter: Greece Opens Acropolis, Other Archaeological Sites. “Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and other ancient sites nationwide on Monday as the country begins its preparations for the tourist season. Archaeologists are now also urging the government to reopen all archaeological sites and museums with the necessary health protection measures in place. The public will be able to visit the historical sites with social distancing measures in place and mandatory use of a face mask.”

Ekathimerini: Felios Collection added to Google Arts & Culture platform

Ekathimerini: Felios Collection added to Google Arts & Culture platform. “Founded in the 1980s, The Sotiris Felios Collection, based in Athens, is a unique collection of contemporary art focused on the human figure. The Collection belongs to ‘The other Arcadia’ Foundation and offers a rich overview of the most important contemporary artists living and working in Greece, as well as leading artists whose creations forge a link between the past century and the present day.” 195 items have been put online, with more on the way.

Horizon Magazine: 3D dance recordings could help resurrect extinct Greek dances

Horizon Magazine: 3D dance recordings could help resurrect extinct Greek dances. “Anastasios Doulamis, professor at the National Technical University of Athens, is creating digital 3D dance recordings to preserve traditional Greek dance cultures threated with extinction. He tells Horizon why this approach is vital for conserving endangered dances – as well as enabling people to better learn and study popular styles.”

Greek Reporter: Acropolis Museum Launches Interactive Digital Collection

Greek Reporter: Acropolis Museum Launches Interactive Digital Collection. “The new website includes not just information about the museum’s history, future visits, and upcoming exhibitions, but also a digital archive of the permanent collection, the first of its kind to be provided by a Greek museum. This voluminous catalogue, free and accessible to all, includes extensive descriptions of the over 2,000 master works housed by the museum as well as an interactive glossary, bibliographies, photographs, drawings, and videos to bring the collection to life.”

“Athonite Digital Ark”: Worldwide project to highlight the treasures of Mount Athos (Orthodox Times)

Orthodox Times: “Athonite Digital Ark”: Worldwide project to highlight the treasures of Mount Athos. “The ‘Athonite Digital Ark’ is the largest project in Greece in the field of digital culture. It is an ark of knowledge that includes in digital form the cultural stock of the Holy Monasteries of Mount Athos. This multi-level project lasted four years.”

Greek Reporter: Tour Ancient Olympia from Home Via New Digital Platform

Greek Reporter: Tour Ancient Olympia from Home Via New Digital Platform. “Created at no cost for the Greek state, the app was developed as part of Microsoft’s ‘AI for Good’ Corporate Social Responsibility program. Not only can users explore ancient Olympia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fifth-most visited area in Greece in pre-Covid times, they can also contribute to the platform by adding their own personal content, communicate with other virtual visitors, and even network with others from all around the world.”

Ekathimerini: Ambitious new project seeks to create first Greek archive of oral history

Ekathimerini: Ambitious new project seeks to create first Greek archive of oral history. “Istorima is a newly established nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a vast archive of Greek oral histories. At the heart of the initiative lies a cross-generational dialogue: 1,500 young researchers under the age of 35 will receive training in oral history methodologies and will then travel across Greece gathering more than 50,000 oral recordings from the country’s elderly population – rescuing their stories from extinction. The recordings will then be curated and compiled in a large archive that will be made accessible to researchers as well as the general public.”

National Library of Greece: Access to millions of electronic items from the National Library

A translated news release FROM NOVEMBER and I missed it — apologies to the National Library of Greece! National Library of Greece: Access to millions of electronic items from the National Library. “These sources consist of e-books and magazines as well as databases . They cover a wide range of fields, such as Archeology, Education, Science, Religion, History, Classical Philology, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Arts, Psychology, etc., with a particular emphasis on Greek and Humanities in general. Sources also include information material such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and biographies.”