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Department of Educational Studies



The Museum of Education is an academic structure in the Department of Educational Studies. It was founded in 2003 in the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology and serves educational and research needs. The Museum’s formation started in 1993, following the suggestion by Professor Theodoros Papakonstantinou, while the permanent exhibition on the evolution of education in Greece was inaugurated in 2004. Since 2013 it has been running educational programs and activities for schools, families and other audience groups, in parallel with the permanent exhibition. As an academic structure, it performs research, educational, training and social work in Museum Education and History of Education, serving the following missions:

  • The preservation of cultural heritage in the field of Education.
  • The research and study of the History of Education, Pedagogy and Education in Greece, from antiquity to the present day in relation to the Balkans, Europe and the world, in undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • The design and implementation of research / museum educational programs.
  • The production of educational, scientific and research material.
  • The organization of scientific lectures, workshops, training seminars, symposia, conferences, exhibitions and other scientific events.
  • The awareness of the educational community and other external entities.
  • The cooperation with schools of Primary and Secondary Education and Educational Institutions.
  • The cooperation with other Museums, as well as University and Research Centers in national, European and international level.

The scientific associates of the Museum consist of the Director, Dimitrios Foteinos, Assoc. Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, the person in charge of the Museum, Lambrini Exarchou, Research and Teaching Assistant, doctoral and postgraduate students of the Department, as well as an interdisciplinary team (educators, museum educators, theatrologists, authors, visual artists, musicians) collaborating in the design and implementation of educational programs.

The Museum of Education is located on the 5th floor of the School of Philosophy (office 518).

Tel: 210 727 7564       e-mail: mouseiopaideias[at]eds.uoa[dot]gr


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