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Short Guide to the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki (English language edition)

By Anastasia Tourta and Eftychia Kourkoutidou-Nikolaidou

Short Guide to the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki (English language edition)
Paperback, 48 pages £9.00
Published: 2005
ISBN: 9789607037725
Format: 228mm x 115mm
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Subjects: Anthropology, Art & Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, History, Museum Studies

Distributed by University of Exeter Press.

The Short Guide to Thessaloniki's Museum of Byzantine Culture is a convenient handbook for visitors needing a concise authoritative picture of the permanent exhibition in the Museum. The Short Guide will accompany visitors during their visit to the Museum galleries, and will keep their image of the exhibits alive long afterwards.

The Museum of Byzantine Culture is one of the most important museums of Thessaloniki, a city with a powerful Byzantine character and beauty.  All aspects of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and history are represented through the display of original artefacts, mainly from Thessaloniki, the most important city of the Empire after Constantinople, but also from the wider area of Macedonia.

The collection numbers more than 46,000 artefacts, namely heirlooms and artworks dated between the 2nd and the 20th centuries, with over 3000 on permanent display. Wall-paintings, mosaics, icons, marble architectural elements, detached Early Christian tombs with their wall-paintings, liturgical vessels, implements for personal adornment, but also humble everyday artefacts and tools for professionals are represented not only as artworks, but also as testimonies of the culture that created them and of the human society that used them. These are framed by information that refers to their original environment and function.


Portico - Ante-Room Sculpture Exhibition
Room1 Temple of Therme
Room 2 Sculpture Exhibition
Room 3 Sculpture Exhibition
Room4 Thessalonike Exhibition
Room 5 Sculpture Exhibition
Room 6 Sculpture Exhibition
Room 7 Macedonian Tombs
Room 8 Sindos Exhibition
Room 9 Vergina and Derveni Exhibition
Room 10 Archaic and Early Classical Periods
Room 11 Prehistoric Collection

EFTYCHIA KOURKOUTIDOU-NIKOLAΪDOU Honorary Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture
ANASTASIA TOURTA Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 48 pages
 228mm x 115mm
57 colour Illus.

BIC Code:
  ART015070, HIS037010, TRV016000
 Kapon Editions


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