The Educational Museums of Alpha Bank’s Currency Collection travelled again this year to schools in Greece and abroad
Alpha Bank, which has one of the most important coin collections worldwide, with more than 11,000 coins from the ancient Greek world, has as a long-standing goal the promotion of ancient Greek coinage and its influence throughout the ancient world. In this direction, Alpha Bank continues for the 5th year the Educational Programmes of its Numismatic Collection, which are addressed to primary and secondary school students and aim to familiarize students with the history of coinage, its iconography, its circulation and its use as a means of exchange.
Through Alpha Bank’s two Educational Museums, during the school year 2021-2022, the educational programmes were attended by 4,936 students in 50 schools in Greece, Cyprus, Brussels, Naples, Italy, Pretoria, South Africa and in the Greek-Albanian Schools in Himara and Korytsa. The Programmes have the approval of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and are offered free of charge as all costs of administration and shipping of the educational material are covered by Alpha Bank.
“Currency and Transactions. From Yesterday to Today”
The aim of the programme is to help children learn through play the history of currency and the evolution of transactions in Greece, from antiquity to the present day, covering six historical periods: Antiquity, Roman Era, Byzantine World, Ottoman Period, Modern Greek State until today.
A snapshot from the journey of the museum’s “Currency and Transactions” museum cavalcade. From Yesterday to Today” on the tour “From Yesterday to Today”. Istanbul High School in Nicosia.
The educational museum tour “Currency and Transactions” from Constantinople to New York.
Transactions. From Yesterday to Today” is addressed to primary and secondary school students and includes copies of ancient coins, a poster with a chronology of the means of exchange by era, coin cards, printed and digital exchange games, an instruction booklet for the teacher and a special edition that remains at the school. During the 2021-2022 school year, the museum cavalcade travelled to 11 schools in Greece and the programme was attended by 983 students. In addition, it was hosted by schools abroad, such as the 3rd European School of Brussels, the Greek Primary and Secondary School of Brussels and the 9-year old Greek-Albanian School “Homer” of Himara. The acceptance of the programme by the pupils of the Greek school in Pretoria, South Africa, where a special event was organised for the Greek community, was very moving.
With the approval of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth of Cyprus and in collaboration with the
In cooperation with the Marketing and Public Relations Department of Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd, the educational museum of the Currency Collection also travelled to 20 schools in Cyprus, and a total of 2,938 students and 116 teachers took part in the programme.
A snapshot of the trip of the “Currency and Transactions” museum cavalcade. From Yesterday to Today” at the Istanbul High School in Nicosia.
The Programme was created in order to familiarize children with ancient currency, its iconography, its circulation and its use as a means of exchange. The educational museum case “Nomos – Nomizo – Nomisma” is addressed to primary school pupils, in particular, 4th, 5th and 6th grades and includes copies of ancient coins, coin cards, a puzzle map, pairs of clay dies for making coins by the pupils themselves, as well as an instruction booklet for the teacher and a special publication that remains in the school, as well as a special edition that remains in the school.
During the school year 2021-2022, the educational museum-evaluation “Nomos-Nomizo-Nomisma” travelled to 13 schools in Greece with the participation of 611 students. Abroad, the programme was hosted by the Greek Primary School of Neapolis, Italy and the 9-year old Greek-Albanian School “Homer” of Korytsa.
It is noted that the Educational Programmes, in the form of a museum-valley, will continue in the new school year 2022-2023.
The museum cavalcade of the Law-I Think-Currency Programme.
Snapshot from the trip of the “Law-I Think-Money” museum cavalcade to the Hellenic-Albanian School
“Homer” of Korytsa