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Re-exhibition of the collections of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Maintenance, cleaning and fixing of approximately 2,000 artifacts belonging to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. The exhibits included pottery and stone artifacts, sarcophagi, murals, mosaics, sculptures and other important artifacts from the Minoan period mainly. After the restoration, the objects were transported, placed and mounted on the exhibition grounds and are now part of the permanent exhibition of 5,850 works of art. The project also included supply and installation of display units, lighting systems, multimedia systems and interactive applications for the educational programs hall and supply of small furniture and seating for the projection room and the public reception area. Moreover, an archaeological album was issued presenting the collections of the museum and construction, electromechanical and other works.

Benefits: With the completion of the project the Museum visitors are now in a modern and friendly environment that also functions as a centre for the preservation, study and promotion of Cretan archaeological heritage. The number of visitors is expected to be increased, and participation in cultural activities and events will stimulate the cultural and tourism sector, for the city of Heraklion and the whole island of Crete.


Budget: € 7,900,000



Programming periods

  • NSRF 2007-2013

Operational programme

  • OP Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship

Structural funds

  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Area of implementation

  • Region of Crete

Area of interest

  • Culture
  • Tourism
Communication info

Contact info: Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete

Last modification date: 30/6/2016