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Vranikas N.,Museum of Byzantine Culture | Kosmopoulos P.,Democritus University of Thrace | Papadopoulos A.M.,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Advances in Building Energy Research | Year: 2011

This chapter discusses the thoughts and approaches developed during research into the creation of a dynamic model for managing the environment in a museum, in response to the requirements of the building stock of museums in Greece and more specifically for archaeological museums. Every specialized and original scholarly study has, as a rule, one or multiple goals, and aims to provide answers to specific questions resulting from a gap in current knowledge or to develop the results of earlier studies; the goal of this chapter is not that of furthering previous studies, but of covering an existing gap in the bibliography detected in the methodology and means of approaching the subject itself. A 'successful' museum has to fulfil many subjective expectations and many objective scientific criteria, with its energy performance being one of the latter. © 2011 Earthscan. Source


Boudalis G.,Museum of Byzantine Culture
Icon News | Year: 2015

Georgios Boudalis discusses drawing as a tool for the documentation of historic bookbinding structures. He suggests that photography should be supplemented by drawings or annotated to record more information, especially when access to the book or its pre-conservation state is difficult, unsafe, or impossible. Drawing does not only copy the appearance of an object, but recreates an artificial image of it. This is the result of hands-on observation of the object, followed by mental analytical deconstruction and its graphic reconstruction on paper in a way that clearly presents the observed features. Source


Krahtopoulou A.,Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa | Veropoulidou R.,Museum of Byzantine Culture
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports | Year: 2016

This study presents new stratigraphic, sedimentological, pedological dating and macro- and micro-fauna data, in order to reconstruct late Pleistocene and Holocene landscapes and shorelines of northern Pieria, northern Greece, and to discuss human exploitation of coastal environments. At the end of the Pleistocene, coastal Pieria formed part of the broad coastal plain that extended from northern Anatolia to Thessaly. Holocene marine transgression flooded the Pleistocene terrain and by the Early-Middle Neolithic (5870/5690-5720/5610. BCE) brackish water reached the Korinos area. A relatively shallow marine embayment was eventually established and the shoreline was at least 3.5. km west of its present position. Massive Final Neolithic alluviation (4339/3999-4039/3775. BCE) resulted in marine regression and the building up of a sand barrier. An open, brackish lagoon occupied a large part of the study area at least since the Early Bronze Age (3090-2880/2870. BCE). By the Late Bronze Age (1740/1505-1520/1254. BCE) renewed alluviation resulted in a second phase of sea regression and the creation of marshes at the edges of the lagoon. Alluvial sediments and intercalated palaeosols cap the marine/lagoon/marsh sequence and indicate a significant increase in sediment supply that started ca. 2000. years ago and culminated during the Early Christian period (4th-6th century CE). Rapid shore progradation resulted in the creation of the modern coastal plain of Korinos. Archaeomalacological data indicate that prehistoric communities exploited intensively shallow aquatic environments for food and artefact manufacture. Specialisation in the gathering of the brackish mollusc Cerastoderma glaucum (the common cockle) persisted for at least 6000. years (from the Early Neolithic to the Early Iron Age), thus becoming a regional culinary tradition. Although attitudes towards molluscs were originally (7th-6th mil. BCE) shaped by natural availability and proximity to shell sources, substantial residual variability from the Late Neolithic (late 6th-early 5th mil. BCE) onwards, suggesting local preferences in food and material culture, can be attributed to cultural choices and highlights the complexity of human/environment interactions. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Source


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: PEOPLE-2007-5-1.NIGHT | Award Amount: 107.77K | Year: 2007

The main objective which is in absolute accordance with the EU HRM policy, is to render Research and Culture accessible to the public through exhibitions and events, which will be organised on the night of 28th September 2007 with audiovisual and multimedia effects, at venues where research is conducted or play an integral part in the cultural life of the city. The public, adults and students will have the unprecedented opportunity to visit venues normally inaccessible, will interact with researchers in person and will be inspired by the excitement of research and the enchanting quest for discoveries in every field. At the NHRF in Athens, a unique exhibition on arts, crafts and professions of the Middle Ages will enable the public to see them through the eyes of the researcher. In the Byzantine Museum, situated nearby an exhibition of medieval manuscripts along with an educational programme will maximize the effects of the event by offering a view and feel of actual tools of the time and the artefacts created by them. The National Observatory of Athens, will hold an unprecedented night event on the History of Astronomy. The Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, awarded the Best European Museum in 2005 by the EC, will offer the public the opportunity to access its laboratories. The 8th Bureau of Byzantine Antiquities in Ioannina, will organise a guided tour of the impressive Castle and the Museum in it. The programme will last 6 months. The exhibitions and events will be designed and organised in the first 3 months, the implementation in the 4th, the evaluation in the 5th and dissemination of the experience gained from the project in the 6th month. Through the project we will achieve to draw the public to research and cultural venues, provide detailed information on Arts, Crafts and Professions of the Middle Ages, introduce the wider public to the significant work done in Museums, raise public awareness of research on our historical past.

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