Benaki Museum, Athens comes to life at night

benaki museum logo‘It is night-time. All the visitors and guards have left the museum. The restaurant and gift shop are closed. The museum sleeps…or maybe not?!!!’ NOT SO! Exhibits come to life and a trail of encounters and events lead to a hunter’s paradise garden and a film screening.

This film was created by a group of eleven children, aged 7 to 10 years old, during a five-day workshop organised by the Education Department of the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. While experiencing the procedure of creating an animation film, the children familiarised themselves with the museum’s collections representing three historical periods of the Greek culture. The scenario, drawings, stop-motion photography, narration and sounds were all the product of teamwork with every child playing a basic role in the procedure. The group created a fresh and entertaining short film, inspired by the museum and its collections.

The Benaki Museum in Athens, is one of the Museums featured at the SYNOPSIS project for its ability to employ Storytelling for Fundraising.

See the film