Myth Olympia –
Cult and Games

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


Olympic –
Past and Present

Al-Riwaq Exhibition Space for the Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, Doha

This mega-exhibition was initiated by the director of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture Berlin and co-organized by the Martin-Gropius-Bau, the German Archaeological Institute, the Antikensammlung in Berlin and the Qatar Museums Authority in Doha. The concept of the exhibition was threefold: the history of the Sanctuary, the history of the Olympic Games and the history of the excavations. The art works presented in the show were borrowed, only to mention the most important, from the collections of the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the National Museum of Greece as well as the Antikensammlung in Berlin. EUNIC Berlin organized a programme of parallel activities to the exhibition, such as historical films and lectures.

Partners and Sponsors:
Berliner Festspiele, Martin-Gropius-Bau / Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien / Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports / Institutum Archaeologicum Germancium / Antikensammlung/Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Hauptstadtkulturfonds / Sparkasse Finanzgruppe / John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation / The A. G. Leventis Foundation / Friede Springer Stiftung / Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum / ExxonMobil / Salam International / Qatar Airways / Aspire Zone

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Dr. Eleftherios Ikonomou
Cultural Manager at ARTSetc.


Hektorstraße 5, D-10711 Berlin

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