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Herakleidon Museum - non profit cultural organization
Herakleidon 16 11851 Athens
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The Museum Herakleidon was founded in 2004 by Mr and Mrs Firos and extends to two buildings in the historic district of Thissio, next to the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus. The first building is located at 16 Herakleidon str. and the second one 150 meters further, at 37 Ap. Pavlou str., one of the busiest pedestrian streets of Athens. During the first decade of its operation, the museum focused on artistic activities and organized exhibitions with artworks of great artists such as M.C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, Carol Wax, Constantine Xenakis, Adolf Luther, Francesco Scavullo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Sol LeWitt and others. At the same time, a plethora of cultural activities allowed visitors to explore the essence of each artist's perspective. Today the Museum Herakleidon has evolved to an interactive center of science popularization and to a technological museum that focuses on antiquity, with emphasis on the achievements of the ancient Greeks. Based on the philosophy of the educational programs that itself established, based in the triptych of Science, Art and Mathematics, continues to offer original educational programs motivated and inspired by its exhibition "EUREKA, Science, Art and Technology of the Ancient Greeks" to students, teachers and adults. The aspiration of the museum's founders, the scientific advisors and all the staff, is the awakening of the research spirit of young people and their preparation in order to meet the growing demands of a rapidly changing world, taking advantage of the wealth of messages a glorious past can give in order to build a similar future.