Thematic Collecting

@ Manchester Museum


ancient Greece

Thematic Collecting: Water – Transport in the Ancient Greek Bronze Age

An interview with Commodore Manolis Petrakis, Chairman of Crete Maritime Museum, talking about the reconstruction of a Minoan ship from the ancient Greek Bronze Age. The interview was filmed in the Minoan Ship Museum in the harbour area of Xania in October 2015.




Thematic Collecting and Migration: Botanical Park and Gardens in Crete

A short interview with Petros Marinakis, owner and manager of the Crete Botanical Park and Gardens at Fournes near Chania, talking about the project to introduce new species of fruit trees and plants to the island.






Migration of Ideas: Herakles goes to New Zealand

In the first interview Dr Emma Stafford talks about Herakles, the famous hero from ancient Greek mythology, and discusses a Classical Greek vase ┬áin Manchester Museum’s archaeology collection.

In the second interview Emma talks about artist Marian Maguire’s witty transposing of Herakles to New Zealand, where we discover he does not have things all his own way…



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