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Tickets on sale for Ancient Greeks, the British Museum’s National Museum of Australia summer blockbuster | Canberra weather


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The Canberrans may not yet be able to travel overseas, but tickets to Ancient Greece are up for grabs. The National Museum of Australia marked its reopening after the lockdown on Friday with the release of its tickets to the upcoming summer blockbuster, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes. The exhibition, which runs from December 17, explores themes of competition across sport, politics, theater, music and warfare through more than 170 objects from the British Museum’s unrivaled collection. “The problem with ancient Greece is that we see ourselves in the lives of the ancients,” museum director Mathew Trinca said. “If you look at the great stories and the great tales of ancient Greece, and what we know of that life 2000 years ago and beyond, they even teach us to face challenges and deal with the kind of circumstances. that we have known today. And to have faith in the human qualities of resilience, perseverance and thoughtfulness that get us through. ”I think, that way, it just might be the show for the era. ”Ancient Greeks is the fourth in a series of exhibits at the British Museum at the National Museum, the latest of which was Rome: The City and the Empire in 2018. This latest exhibit was originally scheduled for the summer last, but the coronavirus delayed it for a year.Presentations of athletes, gods and citizens; works in marble and terracotta; statues and reliefs; figurines, weapons and armor in bronze; toys and games; jewelry fine gold; and coins. Together, the elements shown will learn how the ancient ty society influenced modern life. “Being able to open the doors right before Christmas on this blockbuster will be important,” said Dr Trinca. “In many ways, it will be important as part of opening up the entire east coast and knowing that there is a destination here and that it is worth coming to Canberra to see this spectacle and by extension , the other institutions. “It’s about reclaiming Canberra’s place as the nation’s cultural capital.” READ MORE: While the opening of the new exhibit is still over a month away, this didn’t stop people from gathering outside the museum on Friday, eager to see it open for the first time since August. To mark the occasion, Paul House, a local Ngambri (Kamberri) caretaker, performed a smoking ceremony in the forecourt of the museum and musicians from the popular Greek group Kefi Band performed in the foyer. ”It’s exciting in the sense that we come back to doing what we should be doing, which is being open and serve people, “said Dr Trinca.” The museum community needs it because you We realize how much we’ve missed these kinds of things that are simple, but part of who we are as a community – for our great institutions to reopen. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:




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