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  • Holy Trinity and Saints

    05.06.2023

    The Holy Trinity with the saints Eleutherios, Athanasios, John the Baptist, and Charalambos. The painter was of Cretan descent but he worked mostly in the Cyclades islands...

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  • From Byzantium to the Modern World Handmade Ceramics of Chios -17th–19th c.

    10 March 2023 until 15 May 2023

    The Byzantine & Christian Museum and the Directorate of Modern and Intangible Cultural Heritage invite you to the opening of the temporary exhibition “From Byzantium to the Modern World. Handmade Ceramics of Chios (17th–19th c.), and the presentation of Nikos Liaross book “Ceramics of Chios (17th–19th c.) – Angelos Vlastaris Collection” on Thursday 9 March 2023 at 16:00....

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  • New temporary exhibition: Smyrna in the early 20th century. Through the eyes of the Byzantinist Georgios Lampakis

    18 December 2022

    The temporary exhibition “Smyrna in the early 20th century. Through the eyes of the Byzantinist Georgios Lampakis” is inaugurated on Thursday, December 22 at 18:30 at the Byzantine and Christian Museum. The exhibition is co-organized by the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme “Cultural Heritage Management: Archaeology, City and Architecture” and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. The Lampakis Family Archives, a valuable source for the Asia Minor Greek communities before 1922, provides the majority of the exhibits, to which objects of the BCM Collections are added. The Lampakis Family Archives encompass the archives of the Lampakis family members, who have been playing an essential role in Greek society since the late 19th century. The archive of the Byzantinist Georgios Lampakis, in particular, contains a plethora of information on the monuments as well as the Greek communities of Asia Minor of the early 20th century. The Archives, a significant tool for researchers, constitute a collection of individual archives, such as the Inscription Archive that preserves Greek inscriptions, originally found in churches and objects, now forever lost; the Correspondence Archive, consisting of letters by important agents of the Greek communities that shed light on the problems, the anxiety and the differences between the Greeks in the region; and the Archive of Journals from the journeys of Georgios Lampakis, which he did not succeed in publishing in his lifetime, and concern mainly Christian monuments of all periods. Georgios Lampakis, also on account of his position as Queen Olgas private ....

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  • Announcement for the operation of the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    24.04.2023

    We would like to inform you that on Tuesday, the 25th of April 2023, the Byzantine and Christian Museum will be closed to the public due to the 24hour strike of the employees.

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  • Opening of the temporary exhibition “The religious work of Polykleitos Rengos”

    21.03.2023

    Tuesday, 28th of March 2023, at 18.30

    The temporary exhibition “The religious work of Polykleitos Rengos” is inaugurated on Tuesday, 28th of March 2023 at 18:30 at the Byzantine and Christian Museum...

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  • 5 small artworks - 5 short human stories - Rescheduling for the closing event of the temporary exhibition: The Byzantine world of Tassos Mantzavinos

    13 March 2023

    The postponed concluding event of the recent temporary exhibition: "The Byzantine World of Tassos Mantzavinos", has been rescheduled for Friday, March 17 (2023), from 12.00 - 14.30, at the Reception Hall of the D. Loverdos Museum - Annex of the Byzantine & Christian Museum, in the center of Athens (6 Mavromichali Str.)...

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  • Thematic route within the permanent exhibition: Refugee Heirlooms – 100 Years at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    20 January 2023

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum participates in the triennial events (2022–2024) commemorating the centenary of the 1922 Asia Minor Catastrophe through a series of actions under the general title “100 Years of Refugee Hellenism”. One of these actions entitled “Refugee Heirlooms – 100 Years at the Byzantine & Christian Museum” is a special thematic route within the permanent exhibition of the Museum, highlighting in situ refugee heirlooms. To discover the heirlooms follow the link below:

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  • Soteur - Sotiris Fokeas. Dream. Acrylic and ink on canvas (190 520 cm), 2022

    21.12.2022

    The inclusion in an historical exhibition of a work by the artist Soteur (Sotiris Fokeas) is an exceptional choice. His work Dream accompanies the exhibition “Smyrna in the Early 20th Century. Through the Eyes of the Byzantinist Georgios Lampakis”, being a contemporary artistic creation that conveys a dreamlike and playful outlook on the city of Smyrna —an outlook beyond the available narratives, schematically rendered, following the conventions of pop art. The work is presented in black and white, so as not to “betray” to visitors the profusion of colours they will be amazed by once they enter the exhibition space. Soteurs work invites visitors to dream of Smyrna in their own way. 👉 The temporary exhibition “Smyrna in the early 20th century. Through the eyes of the Byzantinist Georgios Lampakis” is inaugurated on Thursday, December 22 at 18:30 at the Byzantine and Christian Museum.

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