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International Museum Day 2023

From May 18, 2023 10:56 until May 18, 2023 21:00
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International Museum Day 2023 to focus on sustainability and well-being.

Museums are key contributors to the well-being and to the sustainable development of our communities.

There are many ways in which museums can contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: from supporting climate action and fostering inclusivity, to tackling social isolation and improving mental health. Museums around the world will participate in the International Museum Day by hosting events, exhibitions, and activities that explore the theme of sustainability and well-being.

These events will showcase how museums are working to reduce their environmental impact, promote sustainable practices, and educate the public on the importance of sustainability.

In 2023, International Museum Day will focus on the following themes included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 3 Global health and quality of life
Goal 13 Action on climate change
Goal 15 Life on Earth: protecting biodiversity.

The Rethymno Department of Antiquities participates in the celebration focusing on Goal 15: Life on Earth: protecting biodiversity, on Thursday 18.05.2023, with the following activities:
Thematic tour "Animals and plants, biodiversity and the sanctity of nature through the exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno"
It includes presentation and interpretation of selected exhibits
and highlight aspects of fauna and flora, as well as the
nutrition through time. Duration of action about 30 minutes.
Hours: 18.00' - 19.30

Children workshop - Fauna and flora on paper and clay. Children and teenagers are invited to draw or make with clay selected exhibits depicting the animals and plants of antiquity.
The activity will take place from Thursday 18/5/2023 to Friday 26/05/2023.

Presentation 20.00'-21.00'
Anastasia Tzigounaki, archaeologist, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities "Evidence for biodiversity in Minoan times"
Kavroulaki Marianna, Experimental Archaeologist - Food Historian, "With the gifts of nature. Cooking and fermenting in the ancient world"

On Thursday 18 May 2023, the day of the celebration, the entrance will be free to the public.


City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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