The conference will be hosted at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, which is located centrally, and within easy walking distance from conference accommodation.
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: The new permanent exhibition of the Museum's collections comprises five thematic units, presenting various aspects of the culture which developed in Macedonia, primarily in the Thessaloniki area and neighbouring prefectures, over a long chronological period - from the dawn of prehistory until late antiquity, i.e., until the first Christian centuries. The museological approach of the museum is human centred and attempts to recreate the life and times of the people who once inhabited this part of Greece through the findings of 5 thematic exhibitions:
- 5,000, 15,000, 200,000 years ago...An exhibition about life in prehistoric Macedonia, presents the ways in which prehistoric people dealt with basic subsistence needs from the Neolithic period onward, as well as ideological concerns and burial customs
- Towards the birth of cities..., presents the material remains from settlements and cemeteries dating to the Iron Age (1100-700 BC) in the region extending between Mt. Athos and Olympus
- In Macedonia from the 7th c. BC until late antiquity, highlights aspects of the public and private life of the ancient Macedonians
- Thessaloniki: the Metropolis of Macedonia, recreates the unique role played by the city during the Roman period in particular
- The Gold of Macedon, presents the importance of gold for the civilization of ancient Macedonia, above all during the Archaic and Classical periods.
The new permanent exhibition in the area surrounding the Museum invites you to tour, both literally and metaphorically, a part of the ancient city in this presentation of antiquities and continues the history narrated within the Museum in an effort to breathe life into Roman Thessaloniki's ordinary protagonists. Titled "Field, House, Garden, Grave" this exhibition of Roman Antiquities is a passage through burial monuments and by a civil house with impressive mosaics.
"The Museum has first to be embraced and loved by its own city. Citizens have to sense it like a large public house, a place where they experience culture" says the Director of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Mrs Polixeni Adam-Veleni.
Location: 6, M. Andronikou street / Tel. 2310 830538
Opening Hours July 2010: Monday 13:00 - 20:00 / Tuesday - Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Entrance Fee: 6 euros [reduced: 3 euros for EU senior citizens (over 65 years old), students from countries outside the EU/free entrance: EU students & young people under 19 years old]
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