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VCE Education Experiences

Explore Hellenic Museum workshops and tours for students in VCE.

Ancient History and Classics Workshops

Ancient Board Games: In the Minds of the Ancients

Students play ancient Greek, Egyptian and Chinese board games to discover what they reveal about ancient societies’ values, rituals and practices.

Discovering Daily Life in Ancient Greece

Students explore key features of life in ancient Greece such as mythology, the poleis, governance, civics, warfare, intercultural connections, trade, sickness and death.

The Peloponnesian War: Part 1 & 2

This workshop contextualises the Peloponnesian War. In Part 1 students interpret ancient artefacts and texts to evaluate the causes of the War and key events. In Part 2 students use ancient rhetorical techniques to construct arguments about war policies and decisions made by key figures.

Ancient Cultures: Greece and Rome

Students explore the cultural, political and economic intersection between Greece and Rome. Engaging with artefacts, students investigate the inheritance, power and limitations of the Western world.

From the Mists of Time: Appearance, Progress and Fall of Civilisations

Students explore the origins, development and fall of civilisations, and how civilisation has been conceptualised by different historical perspectives.

Vital Vases: The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Ceramics

Students handle vases to discover what ceramics reveal about ancient Greek life, explore pottery styles and decode vase paintings.

A Woman's World: Gender, Sexuality & Status

Students engage with artefacts to explore the status, role and experiences of women in ancient Greece and discuss the ancient landscape of gender politics and sexuality.

Historia: Discover the Methods of Historians Through Time

Students investigate the origin of history as a field, how historical thinking has developed over time, and interrogate the historical and archaeological record.

The Spirit of Byron Exhibition Tours and Workshops

Exhibition now on until January 2025. Filter by Area of Study:

Greece in the Age of Revolution: To Liberty and Beyond – Guided Tour

How did the Greeks and their allies build the modern Greek nation, and what did it cost them? Explore the Greek War of Independence, its motivations, events and ramifications, in a guided tour of The Spirit of Byron exhibition.

The Making of National Heroes, The Making of a Nation – Workshop

Step into the world of heroism and nation-building, and discover the pantheon of Greek national heroes that emerged during the Greek War of Independence in a guided tour of The Spirit of Byron exhibition.

The Multiculturalism of Philhellenism – Guided Tour

Explore the evolution of Philhellenism and its role in inspiring international support for Greece during the Greek War of Independence, in a guided tour of The Spirit of Byron exhibition.

Byron's Poetry: Romanticising Nations, Romanticising Individuals – Guided Tour

The English poet Lord Byron served revolutionary Greece as both a poet and a soldier. This guided tour of The Spirit of Byron exhibition will explore how the war features in his works, how these works served as an international voice for the revolt, his enduring literary figures, and more.

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