The museum was founded in 2003, while the Organization of the Museum was established in 2008. It opened to the public on 20 June 2009. Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square metres.
An additional motivation for the construction of a new museum was that in the past, when Greece made requests for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the United Kingdom, which acquired the items in a controversial manner, it was suggested by some British officials that Greece had no suitable location where they could be displayed..!
Architects of this magnificent project are Bernard Tschumi, in collaboration with the Greek architect Michael Photiadis.
“Everybody needs to be active in order to be more productive.” Do you agree? Little detour here. @kennethholtmaat and @danielwagelaar spent their Sunday off at a place that evoked lots of Olympic memories. And guess what? They shot a whole bonus episode. Soon available on our website. Also: say hi to our intro & intro music. 👋🏻 Song: Peyruis - My mind ft Sandrah