Tracing the Origins of the Byzantine & Christian Museum
The exhibition “From the Christian Collection to the Byzantine Museum (1884-1930)” was one of the major temporary exhibitions held in Athens at the time. The aim was to present to the public the historical and Ideological origin of the Byzantine and Christian Museum.
The exhibition was important not only for the History of the Byzantine Museum but also because it had a broader interest concerning the historical evolution of all the Museums in the Hellenic State. It was also well-timed, because, at the same time, the preparation of the New Permanent Exhibition of the Museum’s Byzantine Collections that completed in 2004 was already in progress.