A taste of ancient Greece for ‘Anemones’, the Greek Women of Northern Suburbs club

“Some of our members have not been to the Archeological Museum of Athens so it was a real treat to see them in our home town of Melbourne,” said Anemones President Nola Radiotis. Photo: Supplied

The Archaeological Museum of Athens remains the top destination for all things Ancient Greek. But women of the ‘Anemones’ group had the opportunity to see a selection of its best artefacts without having to leave their hometown.

Members of the Greek Women of the Northern Suburbs club visited Melbourne Museum’s Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections exhibition on Friday.

Featuring 44 collection items on loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the exhibition covers ancient works that date from the Early Bronze Age to the Roman period, representing periods of economic and cultural trade between Greece and its neighbours.

“It was with great pride and pleasure that we walked through the exhibition, admiring the unique beauty of these exquisite artifacts from ancient Greece,” Anemones President Nola Radiotis said.

“It was a very enjoyable and at times emotional experience for the group, especially while viewing the photos of community members.”

The ‘Anemones’ Committee. Photo: Supplied
The group visited the museum on Friday 3 June. Photo: Supplied

Anemones, who celebrated their 20th anniversary since the group’s inception this year organise regular outings and activities for its members.

The group spent the day at the museum visiting different exhibition halls including the Melbourne Gallery.

Running until 14 August, the Open Horizons exhibition has some items on view for the first time outside of the National Archaeological Museum, including an impressive marble sphinx depicting a female head with the body of a winged lion.

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