National Museum of Australia, Canberra | 17 December 2021 to 1 May 2022 | Costs apply
Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes is a major exhibition from the British Museum. It features iconic objects that have never before toured the Southern Hemisphere.
The exhibition explores the theme of competition through sports, politics, drama, music and warfare, illuminated by more than 170 objects from the British Museum’s peerless collection.
National Museum director Mathew Trinca said he was delighted Ancient Greeks was among the exhibitions on offer in the Museum's 20th birthday year.
‘I know audiences will be mesmerised by the stories of competition in the ancient Greek world and by the beautiful depictions of athletes, the ceramics, sculptures, armour and jewellery featured in the show,’ Dr Trinca said.
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As part of the upcoming exhibition Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes we developed the Paint Phila interactive touchscreen to imaginatively recreate one example of ancient Greek art in colour.
Ancient Greeks is the 4th in a series of British Museum exhibitions at the National Museum. It is on show at the Western Australian Museum in Perth from 20 June to 7 November 2021 and will also go on show at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum in 2022.