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

Step into the world of heroism and nation-building as you discover the pantheon of Greek national heroes that emerged during the Greek War of Independence.

Guided by museum educators, participants will explore The Spirit of Byron exhibition and engage in thought-provoking discussions about: the rise of modern Greece’s national heroes, such as statesman Ioannis Kapodistrias, the English poet Lord Byron and naval commander Laskarina Bouboulina, out of the Greek War of Independence; how the experiences, actions, and achievements of these individuals have shaped modern Greece; the qualities that have defined heroes in both Greece and Australia throughout history; and what informs or should inform our understanding of a national hero today.

We invite you to unlock the secrets of nation-building and celebrate the enduring legacy of those who shaped modern Greece.




1 hour

25 people

$18pp concession/students
Teachers accompany free

VCE Study Design links

VCE History

Modern History Unit 1 Change and Conflict:

Area of Study 1: Ideology and Conflict

This tour is an excellent introduction to the nature of social, political, economic and cultural change in the later part of the 19th century, including the challenge to empires in the context of the Greek War of Independence. 

Revolutions Units 3 and 4:

Area of Study 1: Causes of Revolutions

Area of Study 2: Consequences of Revolution

This tour is an excellent introduction to the nature of revolutions, and  their causes and consequences for students studying the Russian, French and American revolutions. The tour will allow students to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between these revolutions and the Greek revolution, while engaging in broader discussion surrounding the nature of revolution.

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