The National Historical Museum and AKTO are collaborating and invite you to the event “When Animation meets History”. The National Historical Museum opens its “doors” to the young and young creators of AKTO and entrusts their design power to a particularly timeless and sensitive issue – that of refugees.

Inspired by the current exhibition of the National Historical Museum, “From Great to Modern Greece (Part B): The Refugees“, which is being held with the exclusive sponsorship of Piraeus Bank, students of AKTO created animated short films. Their works complement the photographic evidence, historical documents and objects from the Museum’s collections, testimonies, source extracts and press releases.

Responding positively to the honorary invitation of NHM and in collaboration with the curators of the exhibition Natasa Kastriti and Regina Katsimardou, the third-year students of the BA (Hons) in Animation & Interactive Media undergraduate programme of AKTO, visualise the 4 thematic sections of the exhibition, through the art of animation. Participants per thematic section of the exhibition:

THE CAUSES_ Persecution

Thiseas Karakaris| The Grove

Vasilis Papadopoulos| The Bond

Oliver Papadopoulou| Torture

ΤΗΕ UPROOTING_ Jounrey_ arrival

Konstantinos Themelis| 1922_Eleni

Chrysanthi Zoannou|  The Bakery

Athina Raftopoulou| The Journey

Dimitris Chantziantoniou| The wooden boat


(Group project) Koupanitsa Maria, Papagiannopoulou Paraskevi Apostolia,Papaignatioy Dimitrios Theodoros| A certain homeland


Eleftheria Goutzikidou| The Blanket

Mike Despotopulos| Uprooting

Project coordinator

Dr Anastasia Dimitra[Director & Animation Creator, Program Manager]

Supervisors :

Nasia Kefala [Creative Director, ΑΚΤΟ Proffesor]

Eleni Ksoupa[3D Animator, Art Director, ΑΚΤΟ Proffesor]

Dimitris Patrikios[Director & 3D Animator, ΑΚΤΟ Proffesor]

Yannis Damianidis[Professor of Music, Music Technology Professor AKTO]

Kiki Milliou [Engineer of Music Technology & Acoustics – Professor AKTO]

The exhibition is hosted at the National Historical Museum (Old Parliament Building – 13 Stadiou Street, Athens) and runs until 30 June 2024.

Opening Hours: Tuesday- Monday 9:00 – 16:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 16:00.

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