The Museum of Byzantine Culture has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Museum Prize for the year 2005
Being a pioneer in the treatment of its exhibits, as well as its activities and the high level of the provided services, all equally treated, the Museum, The Museum of Byzantine Culture has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Museum Prize for the year 2005, distinction awarded to a Greek museum for the first time. The above-mentioned prize, one of the most important European distinctions in the field of cultural heritage, has been awarded annually since 1977 to a museum judged to a museum that has recently completed its permanent exhibition or its redisplay of its collection, recognizing a significant contribution to the understanding of a common European cultural heritage. The winning museum is selected on the basis of a shortlist presented by a jury of the European Museum Forum.The decision for the award was taken unanimously by the Committee on Culture, Science and Education of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly on December 2nd 2004. This was announced to the Museum on December 15th by Peter Schieder, President, at the time, of the Parliamentary session of the Council of Europe. The jury appreciated “the excellence of the museum and the balance between conservation, restoration and presentation”, noting in particular the virtual absence of show-cases and the illustration of restoration work.The trophy of the award, Jοan Mirό’s La femme aux beaux seins (The Woman with the Two Breasts, 1969) was kept and displayed at the Museum of Byzantine Culture for a year. Today in its place a photographic reproduction of it is presented at the entrance of the permanent exhibition.
The Museum of Byzantine Culture was awarded the first (gold) award in the International Festival of Audiovisual Means on Museums and Cultural Heritage of AVICOM 2016
The Museum of Byzantine Culture was awarded the first (gold) award in the International Festival of Audiovisual Means on Museums and Cultural Heritage of AVICOM (F@IMP 2.0 2016), organized by the International Committee for Audiovisual Means and of New Technologies, Image and Sound of ICOM. The Museum was awarded in the long film category for the production of the film, titled “The Return”. The competition involved 33 museums and cultural heritage institutions from all around the world. The award ceremony took place on 22 November in the National Museum of Hungary in Budapest.Information on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Sports: http://www.yppo.gr/2/g20.jsp and of the organizer: http://www.faimpavicom.org/#/news
On the occasion of the International Day of the Museums on May 18 of 2016, the Museum of Byzantine Culture provided to its visitors an original interactive guide of its premises for Android smart phones and tablets named “Amusing Museum”.
The visitors using this application could discover the collections of the Museum through questions, puzzles and game drills.
The development of this application was a production of the “Anaptixis Development Team” comprised of a team of students of the Department of Applied Informatics of the University of Macedonia.
The project “Amusing Museum” was awarded by the CHRISTA program of the INTERREG EUROPE 2014-2020, supporting cooperation across borders. The award was granted as an example of best practice for Policy Learning Platform.
For more details visit: https://www.interregeurope.eu/good-practices/museum-of-byzantine-culture-innovation-and-digitisation-amusing-museum