Chart the Seas of Ancient Greece
Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connection is now closed.
The exhibition was a journey through Ancient Greece, exploring how the trade of ideas and goods influenced both Greek culture and the ancient world.
Exclusive to Melbourne Museum from Greece’s prestigious National Archaeological Museum, the exhibition marked the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens was the first museum established in Greece following independence and is home to the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.
Open Horizons featured some of the most significant objects from the National Archaeological Museum, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them on display in Australia.
The exhibition invited you to travel through time, from the world of ancient Greece to present-day Australia, reminding us that museums are our link between the past, present and future.
Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections is an international exhibition collaboration between National Archeological Museum, Athens and Museums Victoria. It is presented in partnership with Museums Victoria and in collaboration with local creative companies, businesses and advisors.
From Museums Victoria's Collection
Immigration history from Greece to Victoria
People from Greece have been establishing new lives in Victoria since the gold rushes of the 1850s. Today, the population of Melbourne constitutes one of the largest Greek settlements in the world outside of Greece.
Explore what census data reveals about Victoria's changing Greek community.