Museum of Modern Greek Culture
The Museum of Modern Greek Culture is an iconic cultural institution residing in the heart of Athens and counting more than 100 years of history. Its collection encompasses more than three thousand items and a wide diversity of artifacts, including carvings, embroideries, ceramics, jewelry, and shadow theatre puppets, amongst other traditional objects of Greek folk-art.
Founded in 1918 by a group of prominent intellectual figures, the Museum initially operated as the “Museum of Greek Handicrafts”. It was housed in Tzisdarakis Mosque in Monastiraki Square until 1973, when its permanent collection was moved to the nearby neighborhood of Plaka.
In 2018, the museum announced that it would initiate a major construction project, as to relocate its permanent collection back to Monastiraki Square, in a building complex close to its original location. A public tender was issued and MUEVO was selected as the partner for the provision of all display cases and museum lighting.
The implementation of the museography for this large-scale project entailed the design, production, and installation of approximately 230 custom glass showcases and display systems, together with their accompanying lighting equipment.
The new concept for the presentation of the Museum followed a modern aesthetic with minimalistic lines, as to highlight the crafty details and lively colors of the artifacts on display.
Our constructions for this project mainly consisted of metal, while innovative materials and mechanisms were employed to ensure that even our most intricate designs would be user-friendly for the museum’s staff and equally accessible for its visitors.
As a high number of large sized display cases was required in this project, our design team was faced with the challenging task of developing several minimal but at the same time heavy-duty opening systems to support doors that were more than two meters wide.
The Museum of Modern Greek Art was officially inaugurated by Ms Lina Mendoni, Greek Minister of Culture on December 22nd 2023. The Museum’s impressive collections are now ready to be discovered in MUEVO’s showcases, designed as per the globally accepted standards of museum display design.