We discover the Musics of the Mediterranean

The Museum of Traditional Musical Instruments Research and Documentation of Thyrathen, after signing a contract with the Region of Crete, is going to implement educational activities from 13/01/2024 to 31/03/2024. These actions are aimed both at adults and at young people and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 12, while there will also be actions for the disabled. These actions are to be implemented both at the Museum's Branch in the Center of Heraklion for easier access for visitors, and at the Museum's headquarters in Krousonas.

The educational activities and experiential workshops that will take place are aimed at getting familiar with the musical instruments of the wider Mediterranean region, acquiring knowledge about the musics of the Mediterranean (basic principles of organology, musical tradition of the Mediterranean and the Balkans), the interaction of experienced Cretan music with other traditions & finally the reshaping of the general population's relationship with the musical tradition.

It is worth noting that the above workshops and programs are completely interactive in nature and aim to connect visitors with the exhibits, in an experiential and meaningful way. The specialized team of the Thyrathen Museum has created the above programs in such a way that the students, adults and disabled people have a completely educational activity in a meaningful way and get enough information about the musical tradition.