The “Art Month at the War Museum”, which if the pandemic allows it will be conducted by 25 January to 200 February 2010, will be another “station” of Myrtida, the little Athena who died of typhoid fever in the plague of the 5th c. BC

Specifically, during this period in the museum, works by about forty Greek and foreign artists will “converse” with 11 a year-old girl who was “reborn” about 2.5 millennia after her death with the help of science. The exhibition will be framed with original events that will take place on 18 and 21 February.

“The exhibition includes sculptors and painters who had offered their works in “, as well as many other artists, new 'friends' of Myrtida, who, as soon as they were informed about the 'Art Month at the War Museum', offered paintings and sculptures in its Gallery with a moving response”, informs the APE-MPE the Assistant Professor of Orthodontics of the University of Athens Manolis Papagrigorakis, who together with his collaborators reshaped the face of the unfortunate girl.

) – 19 / 2. On the first day, a sculptor and a painter will create a work about Myrtida, while Athens Law School professor Konstantinos Christodoulou and lawyer Elli Roussou will talk to artists and the public about the copyright of a work that is created inside the Museum. “After the events with covid – 19 new museological data have been created worldwide”, the professor explains.

The next day, at 19) / 2, about thirty people will talk about… Form. “The idea came from the excellent show of Mrs. Matronis Dikaiakou, in 'Consultations', on the Parliament channel, where on the occasion of Myrtida's trip to the Presidential Palace in Tirana we talked with Mrs. Olga Kefalogiannis and Mr. Dimitris Sevastakis for “cultural diplomacy”. It will be a conference on 'Form' with excellent speeches by friends, colleagues and associates about the way everyone approaches, 'leans' and develops the concept of 'Form' from the point of view of their interests.

And, as Professor Dimitris Sevastakis says, '… Do not be afraid to look below the figure. The form is a way to reveal to us what is underneath “, points out Mr. Papagrigorakis in APE-MPE. He explains: “I believe that with the difficult conditions that the pandemic has imposed on us by depriving us of 'image', 'form' and direct communication, the baton has gone to new art forms. Taking advantage of high technology, we must participate in the digital transformation. ”

And the choice of the War Museum? “Many reasons led us to this new collaboration with the War Museum. It is quite hospitable – it will be the second time that Myrtis will “visit” it -, its foyer serves the needs of our exhibition, it has a large amphitheater in which the two special events I mentioned will take place, and the access to the Museum is next to the Metro stop and this serves the people. And let us not forget that Myrtis is a collateral loss of war. Besides, from this Museum we will start for his next surprise 2010: the celebration of 200 years since his Revolution 1821 “, he answers us.

Myrtis died of typhoid fever in the 5th century BC. and her resounding message of global poverty had made the world's “Friend of the Millennium” 1821. Given the pandemic, would it send a new message now? “Myrtis has sent her message since last February, in the first phase of the pandemic, with her amimation, where she urged us to follow the advice of experts and to take care of our loved ones. “Because life is the most valuable good!”, Underlines Mr. Papagrigorakis. The video animation was made in collaboration with Dimitris Fatouros, Communications Officer for Greece and Cyprus at the UN Regional Information Center in Brussels and has been translated into five languages, English, Norwegian, Finnish, Arabic and Chinese.

“His response was very great. In fact, when an event was held for the children of the Finnish Embassy in Greece at the Museum of the Bank of Greece, in the context of the issuance of its collector coin, Finnish Television had made a special tribute. Chinese-language animation has had an impressive impact in China, especially in Chengdu by teacher Miao Bin, where the city's elementary school children have given theatrical performances about ancient Athens starring Myrtida. The impressive thing is that the costumes of the event were created by the young students! Therefore, her message travels all over the world… “, he adds to ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ.

A” journey “that continues unabated, as many more” stops “follow for 11) year with the best-preserved child skull which was the stimulus for its regeneration. “Young children need to find space to create. “Myrtis is with them”, the professor notes, mentioning a series of her actions. Like the new project with the school of Greek-German Education which, as he tells us, “will bring an innovative educational program outside the classrooms, where students will interact with little Athena and her messages through virtual and augmented reality applications and Augmented Reality) in the context of the great European project 5G-TOURS “.

And closing with a wish, Mr. Papagrigorakis concludes in the APE-MPE: 21, with the fewest human losses… and then man knows how to gallop again, without fear! ” .

-: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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