The rise and the way of display of all the archaeological antiquities of our country is a subject of discussion amongst the state and the archaeologists for nearly 2 centuries. The continuous excavation and treasury of numerous archaeological discoveries during the years created the need of building museum spaces that will house these findings and will give the visitors the chance to admire them.
This project- by using photographic and video techniques as main tools- is presenting the methods that are currently used by two important museums of the city of Athens for organizing, presenting and exhibiting the museum properties in order to create a unique experience for the visitor. Those characteristics will be shown through the presentation of the first archeological museum,the National Archaeological Museum and the modern museum, theNew Acropolis Museum.
Both of them obtain similar historical discoveries concerning the time period they belong to. Nonetheless they are two museums of totally opposite character as far as their architecture, the way of displaying their properties, their relationship to their visitors, the way of informing them, the way of lightning the exhibits and the visitor routes.
The main aim of this project is, by observing all the features of these two museums, to designate the different experiences that a visitor can gain and the various characteristics that can inspire the overall impression gained by his visit.