The ILJM offers an annual Cultural Program with seminars, lectures and workshops for adults and families.
The name SPEDOS derives from an ancient Cycladic settlement of the Bronze Age (3200 – 1200 BC). The name was adopted so as to refer to the annual cultural activities organized or hosted by ILJM in its spaces.
Every year the Museum offers a rich program of seminars, lectures and workshops.
The Museum invites renowned Greek artists to introduce their art. The seminars cover a rich choice of themes and give the participants stimuli, encouraging them to experiment and re-inspire. The themes that are offered vary and include the use of many different materials and applications, for example jewelry making from recyclable or organic materials to getting to know the Japanese art of Origami.
The ILJM lectures have become a tradition in the past years. We have had the pleasure of presenting numerous speakers, renowned in their particular field of expertise. Talks have ranged, in terms of their subjects matter, from jewelry history, art history museuology and archaeology to fields like psychology and astronomy.
With the establishment of the Metalsmithing Studio and the Jewelry Crafts Studio, in May 2017, the Museum now offers workshops on different jewelry techniques. These workshops are conducted in the two live workshops.
SPEDOS Programs are conducted in Greek, however selected seminars do take place in English. To stay updated for any seminars in English stay tuned to this category.