Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era

The exhibition of the Byzantine and Christian Museum emphasizes the role of the Byzantine Empire, between 300-1000 AD, as a pole of stability in a period of great uncertainties and conflicts (upheavals and reversals) in the European world as well as in the broader Mediterranean area. Through six thematic sections: Transition, Worship, Intellectual Life, Warfare in the Western and Eastern Roman Empire Secular Life and Trade, exhibition visitors will experience how people lived in the first millennium, how was their everyday life, what they feared, their dangers, what they liked, their occupations and their beliefs.

The exhibition is organized within the framework of the EU project CEMEC - Connecting Early Medieval European Collections, co-funded by the Creative Europe Framework, with the coordination of the Allard Pierson Museum and the University of Amsterdam. The project aims to use digital applications to enhance visitor experience of European museums medieval collections.

Steering Committee
Aikaterini Dellaporta 
Faidra Kalafati 
Maria Bormpoudaki 
Lothar Altringer
Marieke van den Doel 
Wim Hupperetz 
Michael Schmauder

Advisors
Britt Claes
Emmy de Groot
Zsuzsanna Hajnal
Klaas van der Hoek
Inge Kalle-den Oudsten
Irene Montilla
Lindsay Morehouse
Lynda Mulvin 
Elke Nieveler
Tineke Rooijakkers
Alberto Sánchez
Gergely Szenthe
Annemarieke Willemsen

Partners
Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens 
LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn/Universität Bonn
Royal Museums for Art and History, Brussels 
Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest/Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest 
University Institute of Iberian Archaeology, Jaén/Museo de Jaén
University College Dublin/National Museum of Ireland
DEN Knowledge Institute for Digital Culture, The Hague
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche ITABC, Rome
E.V.O.C.A., Rome
NoHo, Dublin
Fraunhofer-IGD, Munich
Moobels, Hilversum

Audiovisual Productions
Architectura Virtualis GmbH, Darmstadt
CNR-ITABC, Rome
E.V.O.C.A., Rome
NoHo, Dublin
Moobels, Amsterdam

Contributors to the exhibition  
Byzantine and Christian Museum
 
Scientific supervision General Coordination
Dr. Aikaterini Dellaporta

Curators
Dr. Aikaterini Dellaporta, Dr. Eleni Manolessou, Dr. Kalliopi-Faidra Kalafati, Periandros Epitropakis, Sofia Gerogiorgi, Dr. Ioannis Theoharis, Efi Meramveliotaki, Sophia Bakogianni, Dr. Anna Pianalto, Dr. Patricia Skotti. 

Text and Translations
Dr. Eleni Manolessou, Dr. Kalliopi-Faidra Kalafati, Sofia Gerogiorgi, Dr. Ioannis Theoharis, Efi Meramveliotaki, Sophia Bakogianni, Dr. Anna Pianalto, Dr. Patricia Skotti. 

Architectural Museographic Design
Spyros Nassainas 

Conservators
Charalampos Papatheologou
Konstantina Apostolidou, Martha Arvaniti, Evangelos Arbilias, Georgia Doskari, Eleni Zarikou, Athanassios Kavassis, Aggeliki Kalamitsi, Artemis Kabouraki, Olga Kolefa, Georgios Korkovelos, Dimitris Margaritof, Vassilis Bakalis, Nikos Mylonas, Vassiliki Papakosta, Jenny Perdikari, Ioanna Stefani, Sofia Tzavara, Rena Tsivgouli, Dafni Filiou, Agathi Filippa 

Educational Programmes
Periandros Epitropakis 
Panos Vosnidis, Rania Fatola 

Photography
Nikos Mylonas

Layout Design
Giannis Stavrinos, Georgios Soupios 

Administrative Management
Georgios Bakos
Maria Bitha, Aggeliki Chatzi
 
Technical Management
Dr. Marianna Savrami 

Lights
Giannis Gonios, Giannis Tsonis, Sotiris Tsonis 

Communication
Magda Zindrou

Insurance
Risk Solutions, Belgium
DAÈS - London Market Insurance Brokers
Meijers Insurance Brokers, Amsterdam

Transport
Crown Fine Art 
oveArt  

Lenders
Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam (APM)
Epigraphic Museum, Athens ()
Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens
Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth 
Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades  
Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 
Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities 
Hungarian National Museum, Budapest (HNM)
LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn  (LVR- LMB)
Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessalonike (MBP)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens (NAM)
National Library of Greece, Athens (NLG)
Quaternio Verlag Luzern Editions, Lucerne
Royal Museums of Art &History, Brussels (KMKG )


Digital Material 
Danish Institue at Athens
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris
Biblioteca National de España
Bodleian Library
Special Collections, University of Amsterdam
The National Library of Russia
Tresoar, Frysk Histoarysk en Letterkundich  Sintrum, Leeuwarden
University  Library of Leiden

Funding 
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union 
and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports