From December 12, 2014 to April 26, 2015.
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s museum of Archaeology and History welcomes world-premiere of exhibition on Ancient Greece. Public opening on December 12 på 2 PM.
The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is the most vast and comprehensive exhibition on Ancient Greece ever presented in North America. Det bringer sammen mer enn 500 artifacts from 21 Greske museer, including many pieces never before displayed outside Greece. Among other treasures, visitors will be able to see a number of priceless objects, the result of some unparalleled archaeological discoveries.
To facilitate the production of an exhibition of this breadth, a consortium of North American museums was created. In addition to Pointe-à-Callière, the consortium includes Canadian Museum of History, Feltet museet i Chicago og geografiske Nasjonalmuseet i Washington, DC. The Canadian Museum of History will oversee direction of the consortium, as well as work on production of the exhibition in association with the Directorate General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great invites visitors on a breathtaking and illuminating journey through 5,000 years of Greek history and culture. It is the most comprehensive exhibition about Ancient Greece to tour North America in a generation and features some of the finest artifacts of the classical world. Many of the objects have never before travelled outside of the country. The exhibition includes priceless treasures, the fruit of fascinating archaeological discoveries, along with items recounting the epic adventures of heroes of Ancient Greece, fra beleiringen av Troja av Agamemnon til triumfer Alexander the Great.
Reisen begynner rundt 6000 F.KR., avsløre de dype røttene av gresk kultur. Det ender i dagene av Alexander den store (356 til 323 F.KR.), hvis militære erobringer skapt en av de største imperier i antikkens historie. Langs veien, besøkende vil møte den legendariske kong Agamemnon, leder av de forente greske styrker i den trojanske krigen (12århundre f.Kr.) og en av de store heltene i gresk mytologi. De vil også lære om mange milepæler i gresk og menneskets historie: fødselen av demokratiet, filosofi, teater og kunst, vitenskap og medisin. De vil se hvordan den første demokratiet fungerte og oppdage de verktøy som gjorde det mulig.
Besøkende vil også kunne beundre løpet 500 utsøkte skatter hentet fra samlingene 21 Greske museer, including the renowned National Archaeological Museum and the new Acropolis Museum in Athens. Among the many exceptional pieces are the iconic portrait of Alexander the Great, found near Pella, the impressive kouroi statues of young men dating from the 6th century BCE, and a dazzling array of golden jewellery from royal tombs. All these items come from Greek museums, co-ordinated by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports –Directorate General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with a consortium of museums.
All in all, hundreds of golden objects will be presented, including two magnificent death masks from Mycenae (16århundre f.Kr.); superb warrior’s helmets; the beautiful myrtle wreath of Queen Meda from the antechamber of the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia (om 336 F.KR.); and a marble bas-relief representing a young man crowning himself.
As they tour the exhibition, visitors of all ages will be captivated by the stories of historical figures like Aristotle, Platon, Philip II of Macedonia and the Spartan King Leonidas, and the epic heroes and gods of Greek mythology, including Achilles, Aphrodite, Athena, Zeus and Poseidon. They will also enjoy captivating interactives, fascinating hands-on objects, and a stunning design treatment. It all adds up to a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition and a truly memorable visitor experience.
The Museum is featuring a number of activities and products relating to the exhibition: mer informasjon.
Photography is strictly forbidden at all times in the exhibition rooms
The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great iis an exhibition produced by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Athen, Hellas), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex (Montréal, Canada), the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, Canada), The Field Museum (Chicago, USA), and the National Geographic Museum (Washington, DC, USA).
The Embassy of Greece in Canada and the Embassy of Canada to Greece are working together to promote the exhibition.
The exhibition was Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program. Pointe-à-Callière also thanks the following sponsors: Société de transports de Montréal (STM), InterContinental Hotel, Aéroports de Montréal, Traditours, Hellenic Community of Greater Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, Pacart and La Presse.
The Museum is subsidized by the City of Montréal.