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Spathario Museum of Shadow Theatre

AMAROUSSIO (Suburb of Athens) ATTIKI
Tel: +30 210 6127245
Fax: +30 210 6127206
  The Museum was founded in 1991 by the most famous shadow player in Greece Eugenios Spatharis, a successful outcome of long-term and persisting efforts. The Museum exhibits derived from his own collections, his father's Sotiris Spatharis and other Shadow Theatre artists as well.
  The permanent exhibition - namely figures, accessories and stage material of the Greek shadow theatre - presents the history and evolution of this traditional popular art from 1860 to the present. The Museum also possesses a library, an archive of press cuttings, photos and posters.
  According to Eygenios Spatharis the aim of the museum "is not to show a lifeless exhibition of shadows...On the contrary, the intention is to keep them alive in a permanent hospitable home in which all young and old visitors will be accepted to amuse themselves and leave satisfied. Karagiozis' friends can also travel in the magic world of shadows learning about the performances and their history."
  Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are:
• The classical figure of Karaghiozis, drawn by Eugenios Spatharis. The first coloured figure was created in 1920.
Black and white figures of the traditional Shadow Theatre of the period 1900-1930.
Coloured shadow theatre figures of various types.

Folklore Museum of Ilion

ILION (Suburb of Athens) ATTIKI
Tel: +30 210 2690021

Goulandris Natural History Museum

KIFISSIA (Suburb of Athens) ATTIKI
Tel: +30 210 8015870
Fax: +30 210 8080674
  The Natural History Museum was founded in 1964 by Angelos and Niki Goulandris, as a private non profit institution devoted to study and protection of natural environment, the first museum of its kind to be established in Greece.
  The Museum galleries host extensive collections of animal and plant fossils, representative samples of contemporary flora and fauna from all over the Greek territory and a rich minerals and rock collection. The exhibits illustrate the evolution and biodiversity of ecosystems, while a special display is dedicated to man’s first appearance and development on earth.
  The exhibition galleries encompass the following fields:
Botany
Zoology
Entomology
Marine Biology
Ornithology
Herpetology
Geology
Paleontology
  Furthermore the Institute’s primary mission - and its founders’ vision - is to promote the ecological principals and the environmental protection ethics. Special displays are dedicated to two marine species threatened by extinction, the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) - a rare and one of the most endangered mammals in the world - and the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta).
  In addition the Museum has developed a continuous and eminent scientific activity, relating to field research, collection, identification and recording of species, landscape studies of areas of particular environmental interest, digitization of the museum collections, publications, collaborations with other scientific centres and institutes in Greece and abroad. The Goulandris Natural History Museum was also the first to initiate environmental education in Greece and today plays a pivotal role in this field by the implementation of programs, projects and workshops, addressed to pre-school and school-aged children, but also to the general public. Ever since its foundation the activities of the Museum focus on raising awareness about the critical environmental issues and cultivating attitudes favouring the preservation of natural wealth.

Archaeological Collection of Kifissia

Tel: +30 210 8085560
Fax: +30 210 8085560

Railway Museum of Athens

SEPOLIA (City quarter) ATHENS
Tel: +30 210 5126295
Fax: +30 210 5241323
  The Museum was founded in 1979 and belongs to the Greek Railways Organization. Its aim is to preserve samples of the technological development of the means of transportation in Greece. Among the Museum's exhibits are included:
Steam lecomotives dating from 1884
• Steam locomotives of mine-trains
• Wagons of old trains, royal riages and the smoking car of the train of the sultan Abdul Aziz
• Athenian tramways of the past decades
• Hand-and-foot operated draeseners
• Models and photographic material
• Instruments, printing implements, tickets, uniforms and mechanics' tools of the 19th century.

Cartoon Museum

VATHIS (Square) ATHENS
Tel: +30 210 5241492, 5242140
Fax: +30 210 5246943
  The Cartoon Museum has been in operation since 1994. It is administered by the Municipality of Athens in collaboration with a group of Greek cartoonists.
  The main Museum collection comprises the Permanent Exhibition of Cartoons, namely carricatures, comic strips and other kinds of sketches by Greek and foreign cartoonists. There is also a library and archives.
  The Cartoon Museum is housed in the neoclassical Villa Treiber near the New Town Hall. Treiber was a German philhellene who came to Greece during the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and remained in the country as a chief medical officer of the Greek Army.
  Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are:
  Comic strips by K. Grammatopoulos, "Proteus and Andromeda", on a script by B. Rotas, from the series "Illustrated Classics" published by Atlantis.
  Caricatures of cartoonists of the early years of the 20th century, from the satyrical review "Satanas".
  Cover of the periodical "Phanos" by Phokion Dimitriades.

Gounaropoulos Museum

ZOGRAFOS (Suburb of Athens) ATTIKI
Tel: +30 210 7777601, 7487657
Fax: +30 210 7487657
  The Museum was founded in 1977 and was housed in the atelier of the famous Greek painter George Gounaropoulos (1890-1977), in the Zografou area of Athens. In 1990 the Museum was expanded by the addition of a new building, which serves as Art and Culture Center, hosting art exhibitions, lectures and cultural events. In the old atelier of the painter (which has been listed by the Greek State as conservation-worthy property) are exhibited his works, including oil paintings, drawings done in crayon and fusain, studies and also personal items.
  Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are:
G. Gounaropoulos, "Self-portrait", 1965, Fusain, 76 x 56 cm.
G. Gounaropoulos, "Trees and female figure", 1930, Oil, 53 x 63 cm.

Marika Kotopouli Museum

Tel: +30 210 7775950
  The Museum was inaugurated on May 1990 and constitutes a functional museum of modern art, able to house important exhibitions. The building, erected in 1926, was the holiday home of the great actress of the Greek Theatre, Marika Kotopouli. During the German occupation, the house was requisitioned by the Germans. Later it housed the Police Station of the area. Finally, with the support of the Association of Greek Actors, the Municipality, undertook to restore the house, which was classified as a listed building, and to show off its distinctive architecture and its beautiful interiors, where cultural activities of a high calibre are held today. This Museum does not exhibit objects related to Kotopouli. The building itself is of value as a museum; for the time being it welcomes temporary exhibitions, while it offers a permanent home to the artistic collection of Constantinos Ioannides.
  Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are:
D. Biskinis, "The expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Paradise", 1932.
Yiannis Gaitis, "Roller-skater", 1982.

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