‘Daedalus. On the trail of the mythical craftsman’ at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete


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The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is hosting the temporary exhibition “Daedalus. On the trail of the mythical craftsman”.

'Daedalus. On the trail of the mythical craftsman' at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete

The exhibition is inspired by the myth of the ingenious craftsman Daedalus, the architect of the Labyrinth and the maker of moving statues and presents artefacts specially chosen to illustrate a series of themes concerning Minoan technological innovation.

Through a wide range of practices and crafts—ranging from the manufacturing techniques of stone and ceramic vessels, to architectural design and the monumental painted and relief decoration of buildings, to the achievements of sculpture and metalworking, not to mention innovations in ship-building—the exhibition highlights the importance attached to the creativity of ancient artisans.

The exhibition venue is the hall for temporary exhibitions of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (entrance from Duke Beaufort street).

The exhibition runs from May 2019 to March 2020.

The exhibition will be accompanied by various events and experiential workshops for children and adults.

Source: Heraklion Museum [May 15, 2019]



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