European Heritage Days: Free Admission to Museums & Sites, Sept 28-30/2012

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The annual European Heritage Days (EHD) will be marked this weekend with free admissions to museums, guided thematic tours, music concerts and other events through out Greece. This year’s EHD Open Doors Days will be held in 60 locations in Greece during 28-30 September 2012. The general theme is “Crises: Continuities and Discontinuities in History”. The events will explore crises, the causes behind them, the ways in which they are manifested and the traces they leave.

In Greece, the events begin on Friday, which is dedicated to schoolchildren mostly, and culminates over the weekend at various museums, monuments and sites. Entrance for the public is free.

In Athens, events will be held at the National Archaeological Museum, the Acropolis Museum, the Byzantine and Christian Museum and the V&M Theocharakis Foundation, and other sites.

Similar events will be held in other cities and towns, including Thessaloniki, Patras, Delphi, Karditsa, Lamia and Atalanti.

Every year in September, the 50 signatory States to the European Cultural Convention take part in n the European Heritage Days – a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, putting new cultural assets on view and opening up historical buildings normally closed to the public. The cultural events highlight local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art, but the broader aim is to bring citizens together in harmony even though there are differences in cultures and languages. ( AthensNewsAgency, GreeceNewsAgenda)

PS I checked at the official website on the Greek Ministry of Culture for the full program. There was no file in the English section. :(