The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, the Athens-based museum devoted to the art of jewelry and the decorative arts, is starting from June 2017, a two-week long summer school program. The Hephaistos Summer School covers a variety of classes on art history, archaeology and the technology of classical and contemporary jewelry.


Classes, lectures & study groups will take place in the ILJMuseum lecture Halls, while on-site study visits have been planned to familiarize students with Greek decorative arts from antiquity to the present in the heart of western civilization. Classes will cover the history and archaeology of jewelry from Classical Greece to Byzantium and from Medieval Europe to western contemporary design.  Study visits to Museums, archaeological sites and jewelry workshops will be hosted by specialist guest lecturers.


We expect to attract applicants from a wide range of studies, including archaeology, art history and cultural studies, museum studies and arts administration, and fine arts undergraduates and graduates.


The Program is run by Professor Dimitris Plantzos, a classical archaeologist teaching at the University of Athens and Ioanna Lalaounis, a jewelry historian and Director of the ILJMuseum with the assistance from ILJMuseum curators and academics living and working in Athens.


Please browse for more details on the Hephaistos Summer School site and feel free to get back to us with any questions you might have.


For more information:

Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Tel: +30 210 9221044, +30 210 9239709


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