International Museum Day

Start Date:  18 May 2020

18 May 2020, International Museum Day, “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Social Cohesion”.

Museum of Byzantine Culture, Digital Actions

On the occasion of the International Museum Day, wishing to keep in touch with the public as long as the Museums remain closed, we created three video presentations, through which we bring the Museum, its permanent exhibition and collections to the online visitor. With issues of wider interest that highlight various aspects of the cultural heritage of Byzantium, “the first European Empire” (according to Eleni Glykatzi-Ahrweiler). These presentations will be on from 18 May 2020.

• “2020, Year dedicated to Melina Mercouri. Museum of Byzantine Culture. A European museum accessible, open to the public”

• “Woman in Byzantium” 

• “Dress in Byzantium”

Moreover, on the renewed website of the Museum, there is a rich audiovisual material from movies and videos of temporary exhibitions and conferences on POLYMESA - VIDEO. At the same time, in the PUBLICATIONS the visitor can download in a pdf format a series of informative texts and publications in Greek and English, concerning temporary exhibitions, conferences and cultural activities of the Museum, as well as the annual diaries-albums of the Museum. Also in the EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS there is an educational material with texts for the student and for the teacher.

The renewed website of the White Tower also hosts the audiovisual material of the permanent multimedia exhibition of the Museum- Monument, which concerns the history of the city of Thessaloniki from its foundation until the 20th century.