Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece
In the Museum the visitor can visit the 11 galleries of the permanent exhibition and can travel back to the world of Byzantium through thematic sections concerning the daily private and public life, worship and the burial customs, architecture and art, the commercial and business activity. He/she can discover the continuity and the relationship between past and present.
The audiovisual material and the touchscreens, which frame the main exhibition, inform on more special issues. In that way the visitor can have a complete picture of the Museum’s history, of the organization of the exhibition and of the management of the archaeological material, from the excavation to the Museum, until the final presentation. Furthermore he/she can learn things relating to the history of Museums internationally.
Alongside, the visitor has the opportunity to visit, throughout the whole year, the temporary exhibitions organized by the Museum in the wing of temporary exhibitions “Kyriakos Krokos”, in the multipurpose hall “Eftychia Kourkoutidou-Nikolaidou”, in the reception hall or in the atrium. The themes of these exhibitions are not related only to the Byzantine period, but by organizing them we try to sensitize the public on issues of history, cultural heritage and art and on daily life of different societies and cultures.
Moreover, the visitor can follow, free of charge, by using the entrance ticket, the thematic guided tours titled “An exhibit is narrating…” by an archaeologist of the Museum. Based on a sole exhibit or on a group of exhibits, the guided tour is preceded by a short film on the subject, shown at the auditorium “Melina Mercouri” (1st cycle: Weapons and diplomacy, 2nd cycle: Clothing and textiles).
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