Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category

  • Museum lovers spoiled for choice as number of facilities in Turkey on rise

    on Jan 3, 14 • in Archaeology, Etnology, History, Management, Museum, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Museum lovers spoiled for choice as number of facilities in Turkey on rise

    Museum buffs have reason to smile in Turkey, with dozens of new facilities opening around the country to show off the nation’s heritage and artifacts. The number of museums increased to 370 over the past three years with new ones such as the world’s largest mosaic museum, the Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum, the Kırşehir Kaman Kalehöyük Archaeology Museum, the Eskişehir Eti Archaeology Museum, the Aydın Museum, as well as the Tokat Archaeology and Ethnography Museum. Thanks to assistance from the Culture and Tourism Ministry, many of the new museums now feature digital technology and animations

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  • Conference focuses on return of Parthenon Sculptures

    on Nov 12, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Conference, Greece, Museum, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Conference focuses on return of Parthenon Sculptures

    Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce is the descendant of Lord Elgin, who stole the Parthenon sculptures in the 19th century. The 11th Earl of Elgin has an entire ancient Greek throne and a sarcophagus in excellent condition decorating in his castle in Edinburgh. In an interview, he declared “my ancestor took away the marbles in an effort to save them,” adding that “in my life I have met Greece with a different view from Melina Mercouri on marbles issue. For this reason, I still think that I do not have to restore my ancestor’s memory.”

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  • CfP: Conference – Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube

    on Aug 28, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Conference, Education, History, Management, Museum, News, Romania, Tourism • with Comments Off on CfP: Conference – Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube

    The international session “Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube” (East and West Sixteenth Edition) will take place from October 14-17th at the Muzeul Dunării de Jos – Călărași (Romania). Calarasi-Razgrad, Ruse 2013 The abstracts should be sent in a foreign language with summary in Romanian, until September 10th and the articles will be included in the museum’s publication: “Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube” (volumes XXX-XXXI). Official language of the conference is English, French and German. The following thematic sessions are part of the conference: – Lower Danube between the Balkans and Carpathians. Identities and cultural

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  • Coins displayed at museum reveals Aydın’s ancient past of Roman era

    on Aug 20, 13 • in Archaeology, Museum, News, Numismatics, Roman period, Turkey • with Comments Off on Coins displayed at museum reveals Aydın’s ancient past of Roman era

    Aydın Archeology Museum’s unique coin collection displays silver coins bearing the likeness of emperors and empresses from before the Common Era, shedding light on an important period in the province’s ancient history. The coins include the visages of empresses and emperors, revealing old history Providing a treasure trove of artifacts for numismatists, an archaeology museum in Aydın is showing off a large collection of silver coins dating back to between 270 and 40 B.C. The coins include the visages of empresses and emperors, revealing history from more than 2,000 years ago. Aydın Culture and Tourism

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  • HAEMUS lecture 02: Dalibor Jovanovski – Greek foreign policy and the Macedonian name

    on Jun 26, 13 • in Education, Greece, History, Lecturing, Modern history, Museum, News, Our Activity, Politics, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on HAEMUS lecture 02: Dalibor Jovanovski – Greek foreign policy and the Macedonian name

    On May 23, 2013, at 19:00 pm, HAEMUS hosted a public lecture, entitled “Greek Foreign Policy and the Macedonian Name (comparisons of past and present)”, by the eminent Macedonian historian Dalibor Jovanovski, PhD. in modern history and professor at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia. The event will took place at the Museum of the City of Skopje. Photo set from the event

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  • Vergina Museum Set For 2015

    on Jun 8, 13 • in Antiquty, Classical period, Greece, Museum, News • with Comments Off on Vergina Museum Set For 2015

    Construction of a multipolar museum in Vergina was set to start on June 6 but it won’t be finished until 2015, the head of 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities  Angeliki Kottaridou said at a news conference. The first exhibit is planned for December 2015. There was no explanation why it would take so long. In the museum, the visitor except for the exhibits will have the opportunity to make a digital guide in ancient Macedonia and to obtain information about its history. Besides launching the construction of the museum, Kottaridou said that in

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