The Museum of Byzantine Culture, deepening and expanding the themes of its permanent exhibition, organizes temporary exhibitions with special interest each time, both for the special and the general public, related to its exhibits and the manifestations of Byzantine and post-Byzantine culture. Our Museum designed and inaugurated on 20-12-2019 the temporary exhibition "Two Collections Meet" on the occasion of the long-term borrowing for use from the Municipality of Thessaloniki of 109 icons and relics of the Collection of the Municipal Gallery.
The title of the exhibition "Two Collections Meet" states the Museum’s intention to form through the exhibition a whole that emerged from the combined study of the objects of two Collections: that of the Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki and that of the Museum of Byzantine Culture. One Collection is complementing to the other, and through the composition various manifestations of Orthodox Christian art in the centuries after the Fall of Constantinople are presented, included in the socio-economic context. At the same time, the list of works of famous and anonymous painters and workshops is filled, with emphasis on the territory of northern Greece, which was under Ottoman rule, and focusing on the wider region of central Macedonia, especially Thessaloniki and Mount Athos.
In the temporary exhibition "Two Collections Meet" 129 cultural goods, portable icons, objects of private worship, liturgical utensils, vestments, sacred relics from the Collections of the Municipal Gallery (50) and the Museum of Byzantine Culture (79) dating from the 14th and the beginning of the 20th century are presented. In particular, 85 of them are exhibited for the first time after their conservation and scientific documentation at the Museum.
Through the exhibition the visitor is invited to proceed in multiple readings and is encouraged to personally deepen into the topics of the exhibition on various occasions.
In the frame of the temporary exhibition, our Museum organizes a scientific conference entitled "Painters and workshops in Macedonia and Mount Athos (18th - 19th century / early 20th century) ».
The aim is to further investigate issues concerning the post-Byzantine ecclesiastical orthodox painting of the 18th, 19th and early 20th century until the liberation in the Ottoman-occupied Greek territory and especially in Macedonia, Thessaloniki and Mount Athos. Issues related to the art, technique and style of images and monumental paintings, workshops and individual eponymous and anonymous painters based or operating in the above-mentioned areas, the movements of painters and workshops (syntrofies) and their networks of communication.
Presentations relating exclusively to iconography will not be accepted.
The duration of each presentation is estimated at 15 minutes.
The Scientific Conference will be held in Thessaloniki, at the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
The Scientific - Organizing Committee:
Dr. Agathoniki Tsilipakou, Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture
Dr. Evangelia Angelkou, Head of the Department of Collection of Icons, mural paintings, Mosaics, Copies, Manuscripts, Anthivola, Engravings, Drawings, Incunabula and Collections of the Museum of Byzantine Culture
Dr. Anastasios Antonaras, Head of Exhibitions, Communication and Education Department of the Museum of Byzantine Culture
Dr. Anastasios Sinakos, Archaeologist of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Department of Exhibitions, Communication and Education
Time: Nov 21, 2020 09:00 AM Athens
Meeting ID: 956 3294 1921
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