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Through its Museum, the Bank of Greece seeks to further its role, functions and contribution to economic developments in Greece, in particular regarding the operation of the financial system, and presents Greece’s modern monetary and economic history: from the planning and implementation of the first modern Greek monetary system in 1828 to the creation of the euro area and Greece’s accession to the single currency.

By following the thread of the presentation, the visitor can explore the origins of money in antiquity, witness the introduction and establishment of various transaction media, and learn about Greece’s monetary policy, the evolution of central banking and the path to Economic and Monetary Union in Europe.

The exhibits include objects from the Bank’s collections that visually prompt the visitor into comprehending the procedures used in designing and producing the banknotes and coins of the modern Greek State.

A number of specially designed interactive multimedia applications, coupled with state-of-the-art museological practices, provide for a unique experience of enjoyment and learning.



The Museum of the Bank of Greece will be celebrating the 2016 European Night of Museums



The Museum of the Bank of Greece will be celebrating the 2016 European Night of Museums and will be open to the public on Monday 16 May from 18:00 to 23:00. The evening’s programme will feature:

19:00-20:00 Speech by numismatist Cleopatra Papaevangelou on “Coinage and jewelry” (in Greek)
20:00-20:30 Musical interlude, pieces for violin by Bach, Mozart, etc.
21:00-21:30 Guided tour (in Greek) of the exhibition “M. Axelos (1877-1965), Between two worlds”


Moreover, as part of this year’s International Museum Day, the Museum will be extending its opening hours as follows:

Tuesday, 17 May: 09:00-15:00
Wednesday, 18 May: 09:00-19:00
Thursday, 19 May: 09:00-19:00


Guided tours of the exhibition “M. Axelos (1877-1965), Between two worlds” will also be offered as follows:

Tuesday, 17 May, at 11:00 & 13:00
Wednesday, 18 May, at 11:00, 15:30 & 17:00
Thursday, 19 May, at 11:00, 15:30 & 17:00

Admission is free.

Click for the poster for the event.

 

Museum of the Bank of Greece
3 Amerikis Street, Athens GR 102 50
Tel: +30 210 320 4444, Fax: +30 210 320 5440
Email: museum@bankofgreece.gr

 


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