SOCIAL PROGRAM
(Tickets should be presented for participation in social events)



Show and Welcome Reception

Time: 18:00-22:00
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Location: Eugenides Foundation Planetarium (next to venue)

The ISCCSP 2014 Welcome Reception will take place at the fabulous, award-winning Athens Digital Planetarium, following a 3-D 360-degree show in its central, hemispherical dome. Food and drinks will energize your senses!



Dinner

Time: 19:00-23:00
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Location: Vorres museum

The ISCCSP 2014 Dinner will take place at the “Vorres” folk and modern art museum, located in the northern suburbs of Athens. The Vorres Museum and its collections cover 3000 years of Greek history and consist of a complex of six acres of buildings, courtyards, and gardens.

The museum is divided into two main sections. The first comprises a group of two traditional village houses and the remnants of a stable that date back to the early 19th century and which feature peasant artifacts, Greek carpets, ceramics, icons, rare furniture, and antiquities. This section is not a careful and exact reconstruction of traditional old Greek peasant houses. It is rather a re-adaptation and readjustment of traditional Greek architectural features and of popular artifacts and objects used in daily Greek life, to reveal their inherent beauty and their practical use. The whole complex serves as a means of persuading contemporary Greeks to save and preserve their national heritage. The second section constitutes a museum of contemporary Greek art, which displays some of the best paintings and sculptures by leading Greek artists of the second half of the 20th century.

The collection is arranged and exhibited in groups of paintings displaying related subjects and colour compositions. Also shown, are the works of leading Greek artists living abroad. The typically-Greek courtyards and gardens of the museum are a special attraction. It took 45 years to complete the Vorres Museum, which is considered one of the most beautiful and original of its kind in the world.