Museum-kits were originally devised to cover the needs of schools in remote parts of Greece. They were designed as early as 1987 with the aim of bringing the world of museums closer to pupils and their teachers.
Each Museum-kit focuses on a particular subject and contains copies of artifacts, teaching material, slides, photographs, books, and educational games.
The teacher may use the material in any way he/she considers best suited to the particular group and should encourage pupils to participate actively in the presentations.
Thus, not only schools in Athens but also those in the provinces or abroad can use these resources to prepare for a museum visit.
7 different Museum kits have been designed about the following issues:
| Clothing in Ancient Greece
| Daily life in Ancient Greece
*Each museum kit contains copies of objects, educational materials and visual games.
How can you borrow a Museum Kit?
The Museum kits are offered free of charge for a brief period of time. The shipment of the Museum Kit and associated costs are borne by the schools.
In order to make the necessary arrangements, teachers should contact the: Department of Educational Programmes T. +30 210 7239438
It covers the subject of Cycladic culture and was designed for pupils of Primary and Secondary Education age. It contains audiovisual and printed material and copies of representative works from the Museum’s Cycladic collection, such as marble vessels and figurines.
The kit contains copies of black -and red-figure vases, printed material, slides and educational games that help the educational procedure. Children learn about the basic ways Greek clay vases were made. Various pottery styles and decoration techniques during the Geometric, Archaic and Classical periods in Attica the different names and shapes of vases and their use.
Clothing in Ancient Greece
The goal of the museum-kits is to teach children about: - how people dressed in ancient Greece - the materials used by ancient Greeks to make their clothing - dress accessories like jewelry and headcoverings, as well as footwear that complemented the attire of ancient Greeks and were adapted to the various needs of men and women.
Nutrition in ancient Greece
This Educational Museum kit covers the dietary habits and practices of the ancient Greeks, it is inspired and contains representational objects exhibited in the permanent collections of the MCA
Daily life in Ancient Greece
This Educational Museum Kit introduces children to the daily activities of men and women, the wedding ceremony, children’s toys and games, sports, and entertainment, and the obligations of citizens and soldiers in ancient Greece. It is inspired and contains representational objects exhibited in the permanent collections of the MCA
Playing in Ancient Greece
Most games and toys that fascinate modern children have a very long ancestry. The aim of this kit is to explore the ancient roots of games and toys and motivate kids to play with some of them. The kit contains printed material, slides, and a number of games with instructions that offer schoolchildren a chance to learn through play.
Multisensory Museum Kit
The Multisensory museum kit was designed for people with visual impairments and primarily the School for the Blind in Athens. The concept was that the educational material would act as the basis for a series of multi-sensory activities and information about the Ancient Cycladic Civilization in general and more specifically the marble figurines with direct and indirect references for the Cyclades and their history.