Reception of icons of the Collection of the Municipal Gallery: report

Reception of icons of the Collection of the Municipal Gallery: report

Start Date:  21 Dec 2016

End Date:  31 Dec 2016

On Tuesday, 20 December, the Museum of Byzantine Culture honored the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Mayor of the city Mr. Ioannis Boutaris for the long-term lending of 109 icons and jewels of the Municipal Gallery to the Museum of Byzantine Culture at the Museum’s request, after the decision of the Municipal Council and after a relative Ministerial decision. The Museum offered to the Mayor a clay figurine copy with an Eros and Psyche complex, of the 1st c. B.C., from Ancient Pella (made by the Archaeological Receipts Fund). In addition the Museum offered souvenirs (a copy of an engraving from the Collection of Dori Papastratou, a great donor of the Museum of Byzantine Culture) to Mr. Mayor, to the Deputy Mayor of Culture, Mrs. Elli Chryssidou and to the Director of the Municipal Gallery, Mrs. Alexia Xaphopoulou. The wonderful Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of the city played Christmas melodies.

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