The Greeks




    About the App

    What is it? This free app takes users on an extraordinary journey through more than 5,000 years of Greek history and culture. The app features select objects from over 500 exquisite artifacts — many that have never been exhibited outside Greece — from 21 major Greek museums.

    *Available for iPhone and iPad

    The app has been developed as a complementary experience for visitors to the exhibition The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. Get a preview of some highlights of the exhibition, or relive some of your favorite experiences.

    *Live the experience!

    The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition jointly developed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs and a consortium of four North American museums, led by the Canadian Museum of History.
    The exhibition is visiting four major centres in North America over a two-year period, from 2014 to 2016.

    Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archeology and History Complex
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    December 12, 2014 – April 26, 2015

    Canadian Museum of History
    Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
    June 5 – October 12, 2015

    The Field Museum
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    November 24, 2015 – April 10, 2016

    National Geographic Museum
    Washington, DC, USA
    May 26 – October 9, 2016


    * Interactive timeline (iPad)
    The timeline puts into context a selection of objects seen during a visit to the exhibition, according to important periods in the history of Ancient Greece.

    * Special features

    These features give users the opportunity to see artifacts up close with videos and interactive features. For example:
    • Watch the video trailer produced by the National Geographic Society.
    • Discover the original colours of a statue from the Acropolis of Athens.
    • View the movement of a delicate golden myrtle wreath.

    * Exhibition catalogue

    The app is linked to the exhibition’s souvenir catalogue. Purchase the catalogue and take an extraordinary journey through more than 5,000 years of Greek culture, from the Neolithic Era to the age of Alexander the Great.
    Also available in French

    *Special thanks

    Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs
    Mr. Robert Peck, Ambassador of Canada to Greece and High Commissioner of Canada to the Republic of Cyprus
    Dr. John Craig, Dean of The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University
    Mr. Jean-Marc Blais, Director General and Vice-President, Canadian Museum of History


    The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great app has been developed by the SNF New Media Lab (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, SFU) / Ready Labs Inc., in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs and the Canadian Museum of History.

    Canadian Museum of History:
    Terence Clark, Curator
    Jean-François Léger, Creative Development
    Kerri Davis, Research Coordinator
    Cathy Mitchell, Project Management
    Amber Polywkan, Research Assistant
    Leah Iselmoe, Research Assistant
    Sabrina Higgins, Research Assistan

    List of lending institutions

    1. National Archaeological Museum, Athens
    2. Archaeological Museum of Argos
    3. Archaeological Museum of Herakleion
    4. Archaeological Museum of Mycenae
    5. Archaeological Museum of Nauplion
    6. Archaeological Museum of Chania
    7. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
    8. Archaeological Museum of Patras
    9. Archaeological Museum of Delos
    10. Archaeological Museum of Delphi
    11. Archaeological Museum of Pella
    12. Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon
    13. Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, Vergina
    14. Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    15. Numismatic Museum, Athens
    16. Archaeological Museum of Thebes
    17. Acropolis Museum, Athens
    18. Archaeological Museum of Sparta
    19. Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens
    20. Epigraphical Museum, Athens
    21. Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Athens
    22. Ephorate of Antiquities, Athens (Ephorates: regional services with responsibility for the protection of antiquities)