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2014

100 Years of the Byzantine & Christian Museum

The Byzantine and Christian Museum, one of the most important museums of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and civilization in the world, is celebrating the centenary of its foundation in 2014. Therefore the diary of 2014 could only be dedicated to this anniversary.

For the Diary of 2014, an homage to the centenary, we have opted to present the Museums Permanent Exhibition, firstly because we believe that the completed new exhibition represents the greatest fulfilment of its obligations to the public at large, and secondly because the subject-matter serves to acknowledge the contributions of all those before us who are now part of the Museums history: the directors, curators, conservators, administrators, guards and colleagues both fêted and anonymous whose selflessness, ascetic devotion and academic excellence have provided the very foundations of our Museums present and future. It also sheds light on the generosity with which its museum specialists and other experts have given of themselves during the protracted preparations the project demanded. Our choice also highlights the Museums role in negotiating contemporary readings of the pastsubjects of key importance to a national museumusing updated analytical tools. It can thus be seen that this years diary is essentially dedicated to the Museum itself, to its exhibitions and to the people who have made it what it is today.

COORDINATION
dr Anastasia Lazaridou

ACADEMIC SUPERVISION TEXTS
dr Anastasia Lazaridou

EDITOR
dr Jasmin Moysidou

MATERIALS RESEARCH - CAPTIONS
dr Antonis Bekiaris, Vassiliki Chorti, Sophia Giannioti

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Michael Eleftheriou, dr Jasmin Moysidou

PHOTOGRAPHS (CORPUS)
Pavlos Chrabanis, Christos Galazios, Véronique Magnes, Yannis Stavrinos

PHOTOGRAPHS (WORKS CATALOGUE)
Byzantine & Christian Museum Photographic Archives

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Yannis Stavrinos

DESIGN SUPPORT
Giorgos Soupios

PRINTING
REGISTER Petros Kalamatianos


The "Lucky charm" of 2014 that is issued by the Association of Friends of the Byzantine and Christian Museum was created by the Artist Margarita Meitani and is dedicated to the Museums centenary (1914 - 2014).

Available in the Museum Shop. 
Price: 20 euros (bronze), 35 euros (silver)

photo: Véronique MAGNES
photo: Véronique MAGNES
photo: Véronique MAGNES