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:
Soteur - Sotiris Fokeas. Dream. Acrylic and ink on canvas (190 × 520 cm), 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. Soteur¢s 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.
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 Olga¢s private ....
Byzantine and Christian Museum new temporary exhibition “The Byzantine World of Tassos Mantzavinos”
27 September 2022
The new temporary exhibition of the Byzantine and Christian Museum entitled “The Byzantine World of Tassos Mantzavinos” will be inaugurated on Friday 14 October 2022 at 19:30. In a comprehensive presentation of more than 100 drawings, constructions, paintings and works on textile, the exhibition considers the artist¢s dialogue with Byzantine culture, art and .....
Temporary exhibition of the artist Maria-Smaragda Skourta: Byzantine Transcriptions. Gardens full of light
28 July 2022 until 27 October 2022
The Byzantine and Christian Museum presents the solo exhibition of the distinguished visual artist Maria-Smaragda Skourta entitled "Byzantine Transcriptions. Gardens full of light". In the painting section entitled "Gardens full of light", the artist s works are inspired by the iconographic motifs of the Byzantine illuminated manuscripts and the nature motifs of the Museum s gardens...
Ôemporary photographic exhibition by Vassilis Artikos «…In drum and dance ” at the rock-cut churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia
25 June 2022 until 09 October 2022
The Byzantine & Christian Museum presents the photographic temporary exhibition of the renowned fine art photographer Vassilis Artikou "In drum and dance "at the rock-cut churches of Lalibela".
Through the photographic lens of Vassilis Artikos, museum visitors will have ...