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Hellenic Museum

Melbourne, Australia

Adjacent to the Flagstaff Gardens in William Street is the historic Old Royal Mint building, now home to the Hellenic Museum.

In 2014 the museum announced a 10-year loan from the Greek government of a collection of artefacts spanning 8,000 years of Greek civilisation.

Clothing exhibit, Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria (c) 2014 Ali Kayn; 317x255

The exhibits include traditional clothing.

Highlights from the collection include Pre-Historic items, such as a marble crouching female figurine pendant. Worn sometime between the 6th to 5th millennium BC, the amulet is one of five or six that still exist in Greece today. Another piece, the Boeotian terracotta figurine of Athena, is a rare coroplastic version of the chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos, which stood in the Parthenon and was a work of Pheidias, from the years 447/6 - 438 BC. Retaining almost all its original colouring, this figurine is the only existing clay imitation of the original statue, which no longer exists. Other items include ancient jewellery, weaponry, ceramics and textiles.

Exterior, Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria (c) Ali Kayn 2014; 280x181

Exterior, Hellenic Museum (c) 2014 Ali Kayn
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Marble sculpture, Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria (c) 2014 Ali Kayn; 280x311

Marble head, Hellenic Museum (c) Ali Kayn 2014
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For more information, contact details and opening hours see web site

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Getting there:

280 William St, Melbourne
City circle tram, 55 Tram, or train to Flagstaff station.

Metal belt exhibit, Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria (c) Ali Kayn 2014; 494x283

Metal belt