The Acropolis Museum
Project Manager and Consultant, Visitors Services Department
ITP Year: 2016
Since May 2023 Yolanda has been Project Manager and Consultant for the Visitors Services Department at The Acropolis Museum in Athens.
Her role, as a project manager, is to make suggestions and develop improvement plans based on the museum’s needs and maintaining a professional relationship with museum’s partners over. Some of the projects she has completed over the last year were creating e-platforms for visitors’ participation in the Museum’s activities and for e-tickets access to their temporary exhibitions. As a consultant, she has to analyse situations, to collect data, and present comprehensive solutions.
The development and the implementation of new partnerships on a national and international level is also part of Yolanda’s role. In the past year she has attended a webinar about Interculturality and taken lessons in Arabic. She has been fortunate enough to travel and visit significant cultural places and museums around the world including the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi and the Oman National Museum in Muscat.
Previously Yolanda was Front Desk Manager at The Acropolis Museum where she was responsible for the management of over 20 staff members, including tickets sales, telephone, bookings, and the information desk. Yolanda additionally collected and analysed museum visitor data, and participated in several government training programmes with the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government in Athens.
Yolanda strongly believes that all fellows of the ITP share the same goal: ‘the protection and diffusion of our cultural heritage’.
At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Yolanda was based in the Department of Greece and Rome. Her UK Partner Museum was Birmingham Museums Trust.
In 2016, participants were asked to develop a proposal for an Asahi Shimbun Display – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum – based around a single ‘spotlight’ object. Yolanda’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Exploring the Beauty of the Lysikrates Monument.
Yolanda’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Mary and Michael Jaharis.
Since completing the Summer Programme Yolanda has welcomed many ITP fellows and course facilitators to The Acropolis Museum, Athens. Yolanda visited Egypt in 2017 and reconnected with fellow Shreen Taher (ITP 2016, Egypt).