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Bank of Greece’s Museum.

On Friday, November   13, 2015, Τhe Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece with a group of 15 members (people with visual impairment and their companions), visited  the Bank of Greece’s Museum.

Through the unique tour conducted by professional staff of the Museum, the participants had the opportunity to experience the modern monetary and financial history of Greece, from design and applying the first modern Greek monetary system in 1828 to the creation of the euro area, with Greece's entry into this and the introduction of the euro.   The participants had the opportunity to tour in a specially designed area through tactile route, audio media columns and inscriptions in braille script. Following the presentation, the participants were informed about the money in ancient times, attended the introduction and establishment of various trade instruments, learned about the monetary policy of the country, and the development of the institution of central banks and the development of the European monetary unification.

The exhibits included objects from the collections of the Bank and served as visual cues for understanding the design process and production of banknotes and coins of the Modern Greek state.

With a series of specially designed multimedia interactive character and utilization of the most modern museological practice, the visit turned into a combined experience of knowledge and entertainment.

The action was implemented within the axis “Program of leisure time activities” of Social Work Program for vulnerable groups of people with sight loss” with the support of charitable organization John S.Latsi.