Plans have been announced for a makeover of the beautiful 19th century neo-classical building which houses the National Archaeological Museum of Greece, the country’s largest museum. It has the most important collection of Greek artefacts in the world, spanning prehistory to late antiquity and ranging from Mycenean gold cups, statuary and terracotta figures to jewellery, artfully painted vases and intricately detailed frescoes, including many items from Egypt and the Near East. As with the Acropolis Museum, also in Athens, their enduring influence on art and craft through the ages is unmistakable.