International Museum Day 2018

“Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics”

18 May is celebrated all over the world as International Museum Day. Each year, it focuses on a specific issue that relates not only to museums but also to the protection of cultural heritage in general. For 2018, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has chosen the theme “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics”.

The Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG) is also participating this year in the celebration of the International Museum Day on Friday 18 May 2018. The JMG is offering free admission to the public and specially designed educational events, from 10:00 to 12:30, including storytelling and a visual workshop. The events are aimed at groups of schoolchildren in fifth and sixth grade of primary and the early years of gymnasium.

“The forgotten key of a childish love that has never been forgotten”

Two children, Anna and Iakovos, who are in love in prewar Thessaloniki, are separated when Iakovos is deported to Auschwitz. A fire many years later will awaken memories of that time. With her grandson and a friend, Anna starts searching for her beloved. Will they do it? Will they find him?

The story will be told by Eva Kasiarou on the occasion of the publication of her book for children and young people, To xechasmeo kleidi (The forgotten key), illustrated by Kanella Stasinopoulou (Kokkini Klosti Books, 2017).

“Heart to heart everything is possible”

By also playing small idiophone musical instruments from around the world, storyteller Zoi Nikitaki will enliven the atmosphere of a storytelling evening, taking listeners back to the German occupation in Thessaloniki, when daily routines became increasingly difficult and bleak. People, however, holding out hope for the unexpected, continued to meet and tell stories and fairy tales.

“Visual workshop”

An artistic workshop with artist Vasilis Thalassinos. This is an artistic rendition of the fairy tale, taking inspiration from the JMG’s permanent exhibition.

The programme will be repeated for families on Sunday 3 June 2018, from 11:00 to 13:30.

To register for participation, please contact Orietta Treveza-Sousi, Head of Educational Programmes at the JMG (210 3225582 and [email protected])