march, 2019

24mar - 15novmar 248:00 amnov 15Temporary exhibition: A collection of Ioannis LambropoulosExhibition

Event Details

We are excited to announce the re-opening of the Archaeological Museum of Polygyros, the most important museum in Halkidiki!

On Sunday, the 24th of April, the museum opened its doors to the public for the first time after its restoration.

The temporary exhibition: A collector and an archaeologist from the past in a conversation in the future tense. The Archaeological Collection Ioannis Lambropoulos is presented in the renovated Archaeological Museum of Polygyros.

The Lambropoulos Collection was a life-long project of the antiquarian, lawyer and member of the Greek Parliament from Chalcidice Ioannis Lambropoulos, it consists of more than 1000 objects, which, according to the collector, come mainly from the Chalcidice peninsula and cover a chronological range from the Prehistoric to the Byzantine eras. The whole collection, which was donated to the Ministry of Culture by his son, Iraklis, will be displayed in a separate section of the new permanent exhibition of the Museum.

The foundation of the present exhibition is the Report, compiled by the archaeologist Charalambos Makaronas in 1939, regarding the significance of the collection. Through this Report and the correspondence of the collector, an imagined conversation was created.

Three large showcases host the thematic sections, regarding women’s world (showcase 2), armor (showcase 3), athletics and symposium (showcase 4). One large showcase by the southern wall presents the most distinctive vases of the collection, black- and red-figure, attic and local imitations, with interesting mythological subjects and impressive decorative patterns.

In the eight smaller cases in the center of the room objects of typological coherence are displayed. Clay figurines (showcases 5 and 7), black- and red-figure lekythoi (showcase 8), black-glazed vases and vessels (showcases 9 and 12), bronze vases and vessels (showcases 10 and 11), vases from local workshops (showcase 13). From all the cases at the center of the room most outstanding is the one with archives, the original Report, the first inventory of the collection (showcase 6). A wall-construction hosts several clay female busts (E1).

The exhibition is completed with a text referring to the role of the collection within the new permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Polygyros. It is the intention of the current and any future exhibition to demonstrate the significance of the Lambropoulos Collection, not merely for Chalcidice but also for the Greek State as a whole.

Visiting info:
Days: Wednesday-Sunday
Hours: 08.00 – 15.00
: +30 23710 22148 & +30 23710 21330


March 24 (Sunday) 8:00 am - November 15 (Sunday) 3:00 pm EEST


Archaeological museum of Polygyros

1, Stadiou str, Iroon square, 63100, Polygyros

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