Hellenic Cosmos, the cultural centre of the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW), at 254 Pireos street, is one of the most famous museum areas of Athens. It lies on a former industrial ribbon development in an area of approximately 60,000 m2, on an axis between Athens and Piraeus, where memory of Athens past meets the city’s modern identity. It is an ultra modern, living museum of Hellenism, across the sciences, arts and every aspect of society: it aims to be a source of information that satisfies the needs of contemporary ‘society of knowledge”.

Part of the Foundation’s work is presented at Hellenic Cosmos, while another part is available on the Internet. Interactive exhibitions, educational programmes, Virtual Reality tours and documentaries, which combine excellent historic information with the state-of-the-art technological applications, familiarize visitors with Hellenic history and culture in their development through time. Furthermore, the Cyber Hall provides access to the Foundation’s history sites and CD-ROMs.

Starting from an area of 16,000m2 in 1998, the Cultural Centre has expanded with the construction of new facilities. In the spring of 2006 the “Tholos” (with a capacity of 130 people) will be inaugurated, which will house the state-of-the-art Virtual Reality system, while we prepare the “Theatron”, a building suitable for numerous uses, where theatrical performances and exhibitions will be presented. At the same time, there are plans for other buildings for permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Edited by Teh_Snow on 13 Nov 2007, 12:20

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