Exhibition of contemporary sculpture. Atrium of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

As part of the celebration of the European Cultural Heritage Days 2022, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia organized an exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the peristyle of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

The theme of the exhibition was entitled “Plastic shapes / our lives” and included works by the artists Pankaj Guru, Priyanka Guptal και Eleni Stoelinga – Tsiapara.

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“Because people can no longer see color, the nuances of words, their secret movement, is that any reason not to try to make them feel all these?” — Lefkadios Hern

Japan and Greece, two cultures converse in the new musical theater work entitled Tsunami, written and directed by Elpida Skoufalos. Using speech, original music – which draws from the meeting place of Japanese musical traditions with the corresponding Greek ones – and dance, the work approaches the climate crisis and its devastating consequences on the lives and souls of all of us.

The show was staged on July 23 and 24, 2023, in the atrium of the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia, as part of the campaign of the Ministry of Culture “All of Greece is one culture


6th Exhibition of Ceramics

The Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia, the Union of Friends of Classical Music of Patras and the Group of Ceramic Traces, co-organized at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia the 6th Ceramic Exhibition from 12/6/2021 to 26/9/2021.


Imprint. Dance performance.

The Imprint negotiates the conceptual dimensions of uprooting, acceptance, integration and, by extension, respect for diversity. The performance was presented on August 10 and 11, in the atrium of the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia.


Inauguration of the project "Ancient Olympia: Common Place"

The project "Ancient Olympia: Common Place" which concerns the digital preservation and restoration of Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games with the use of artificial intelligence, was launched at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on November 10, 2021 in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, many Ministers of the Government, MPs, officials and representatives of local Authorities and Institutions.


Signing of the Declaration of the Olympic Truce

On the eve of the Olympic Flame Ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games "Beijing 2022" (18.10.2021), the mayors of Ancient Olympia Mr. Giorgos Georgiopoulos, of Elis (Illida) Mr. Yiannis Lymberis and of Sparta Mr Petros Doukas gathered at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia to sign the Declaration of the Olympic Truce, highlighting once again the role of the Olympic Games as a symbol of peace and unity. The text was co-signed by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Ceremony of Lighting of the Olympic Flame, in front of the Temple of Hera in Olympia.

Snapshot from the general rehearsal which takes place on the eve of the Ceremony with the audience and journalists present.

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