Piraeus: Plans for Underwater Antiquities Museum Get Approval
Greece’s Council of Museums has given the green light for the establishment of an Underwater Museum of Antiquities in the facilities of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) on the coastal front of Piraeus.
According to an announcement by the Greek Culture Ministry, the council unanimously approved the preliminary architectural and structural plans for the conversion of a 1934 silo of the PPA into a museum.
The new museum’s premises will exceed 13,000sq.m. and be divided into galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions; facilities for educational programs, science activities (amphitheater, library, multimedia) and preservation workshops; visitor areas (reception, cloakroom, shop, cafe/restaurant, medical facilities), and administration offices.
It will also house findings from Greek seas including statues, parts of sculptures, ship equipment, weapons, inscriptions, toiletries, ceramics and more.