In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage of 2018, the National Archaeological Museum participated in the celebration of the European Conservation Day with a special lecture and a tour to some of the Museum’s artifacts, which took place on Tuesday 16 October.
Presentation: 17:30 – 18:30, amphitheater of NAM (entrance from 1, Tositsa str.)
Speaker: Dr. Georgianna Moraitou
Title: “180 years of conservation of antiquities in Greece. From the technical employment role to the profession of conservator of antiquities and works of art, and conservation science”.
Museum Tour: 18:30 – 19:30
The participants took a special tour to the Museum’s exhibition halls together with conservators and archaeologists, looking for traces of conservation interventions in selected antiquities.
- Youth from Antikythera (P. Feleris)
- Kouros from Sounio (I. Panagakos, Ch. Tsouli.)
- “Small Herakliotissa” (K. Tsakri)
- Aphrodite Canovas (G. Moraitou)
- Amphora 803 (St. Koutouvali)
- Klazomenian sarcophagi (K. Ioannidou)
The event had a great success with a participation of around 100 people.
Organization: -Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments
-Association of Conservators of Antiquities & Works of Art of higher education
-ICOM, Hellenic Department