Byzantine Museum of Ioannina

Byzantine Museum of Ioannina
Address: Τ.Κ. 45221, Ioannina
Fax: +30 26510 39349

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The Byzantine Museum of Ioanninais located in the area of ​​the Acropolis of Ia-Kale, in the castle of Ioannina. It is a two-storey building, on the ground floor of which is housed the central collection of the Museum and which hosts findings (sculptures, coins, ceramics, icons, bimothyra, gospels) from the 4th to the 19th century. This permanent exhibition is being developed in seven halls, corresponding to three exhibition sections (Early Christian, Byzantine, Post Byzantine), with findings from all over Epirus, which are indicative of the history and art of the region of Epirus during these periods.The museum’s annex is the Silver Craft Exhibition, a traditional and distinctive art in Epirus, hosted in the so-called “treasury”. Exhibits of ecclesiastical and secular works from the private collections of Archbishop Spyridon and the golden-haired silversmith Konstantinos Ioannidis, and recently was enriched by a series of jewelery and objects donated by Mrs. T. Velli-Dagoritis.

The museum has a ceramic, fresco, mosaic and stone maintenance workshop as well as a storage area in the underground reception of the excavations. It also has periodical exhibitions and other activities and a shop.

The aim of the Byzantine Museum of Ioannina is to collect, protect, study and display works of art and objects covering the period from the 4th to the 19th century. It should also be the heart of a cultural space, to observe the dynamics of the acropolis, but above all to make the history of Epirus known to the general public as it is reflected in the finds of the excavations. At the same time, it will show the art of hagiography and become a pole of attraction by organizing theater events, exhibitions, lectures, educational programs. In this way the audience will come close to the history of his place.

Winter: From the 1st of November until the 31 of March: 08:00-15:00 Summer: From the 1st of April until the 31 of October: 08:00-20:00 Monday 12:00-20:00

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