The Early Cycladic period spans from 3200 to 2000 BC. The period is also known as the Early Bronze Age as it is intrinsically related to the start of systematic use of metals (mainly copper) for the manufacture of tools, weapons and other objects. As no written evidence of the period has been found to date, the information we have about the Early Cycladic culture comes from excavations in settlements and cemeteries. The most distinctive creations of the period are marble figurines and ornate marble utensils.
With the help of the museum kit, children learn about the Cycladic life 5000 years ago and encounter the inhabitants’ everyday life and occupations. The printed teacher material as well as images, books, educational games, but mainly the copies of figurines, utensils and tools, offer students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Cycladic 3rd millennium BC civilization.
The Cycladic culture museum kit further includes Cycladoupolis, an environmental educational game created by the Museum of Cycladic Art and WWF, with the aim of informing and raising awareness of the environmental challenges in Cyclades.
Through play, children learn about the importance of nature for the planet’s survival and receive information about the priceless biodiversity of the Cyclades and the concept of sustainable development.
Borrowing the Museum kit is free of charge. Shipment needs to be taken care of by the teacher; shipment costs, in case a carrier is used, are borne by the borrowing school or institution.
For 10 working days, excluding the days of transportation.
Yes, but not more than two in total, as the loan period remains the same.
No. Museum kits are lent only to schools and other institutions located in Greece.
Institutions that offer programs for free.
Instructions and suggestions may be found in the actual Museum kit.
The Museum kits are mostly lent to schools. They may also be “adopted” by an institution, company or individual to be offered to a school, university, foundation, or other institution.
The Cycladic Museum kits have traveled across most parts of Greece. Some have also been given to institutions such as libraries, museums, and schools.
Museum kits may be found abroad in Schools, Universities, Consulates and Embassies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Zimbabwe, and Hong Kong.