June 15, 2009

New Acropolis Museum website launches

Posted at 9:26 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum’s website has been operational for some time, but has now officially launched as part of the build up to the grand opening of the museum later this week.

Athens News Agency

New Acropolis Museum website

Just a few days before its official inauguration, the New Acropolis Museum will open its electronic “gates” to the public on Monday at the website www.theacropolismuseum.gr.

The website introduces the Museum to online visitors, enabling them to tour the display areas, and to read up on its history and operation.

The site is a virtual electronic map that takes the visitor on a tour of Greece’s unique cultural heritage, unfolding the route from antiquity to the present that encompasses not only the exhibits and Greece’s history, but also modern-day Hellenic culture.

The site will also apply an e-ticketing system, for the first time by a Greek museum, enabling future visitors anywhere in the world to book entry to the New Acropolis Museum at a specific date and time. This innovative application will enable the Museum to manage visiting hours while at the same time decongesting possible waiting lines at the entrance.

The Museum’s electronic gate will open on Monday, June 15, at 11 p.m. (local time), while the Museum itself will be inaugurated on Saturday, June 20, by Greek President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias.

Entry to the Museum on its first three days of operation (Sunday, June 21 to Tuesday, June 23) will be available only to holders of e-tickets, while tickets will begin to be sold at the Museum beginning on Wednesday, June 24.

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