Friday, April 27, 2012

Save the Dates, A Lecture and An Excursion

Prof. Nigel M. Kennell
Save the Dates!!!
The Institute will be busy in May and June. On Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM at the Danish Institute at Athens in the Plaka, will be the Institute’s annual Open Meeting and Invited Lecture, by Prof. Nigel M. Kennell. Then on Friday and Saturday, June 22nd and 23rd at the Italian School of Archaeology in Makriyianni there will be an Institute Colloquium entitled, “Meditations on the Diversity of the Built Environment in the Aegean Basin: A Colloquium in Memory of Frederick E. Winter”. So put these events on your dance card now!!!

The National Archive of Monuments
Association of the Friends of the Historical Archive of the Archaeological Service Lecture
On Monday, April 30th at 6:30 PM Dr. Alexandra Alexandri, an archaeologist at the Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments, will give a lecture in Greek on the contribution of Greece to the 1893 International Exhibition in Chicago. Greece sent exact copies of many famous ancient statues in the collection of the National Museum. This effort was the foundation of the Workshop at the National Museum which creates and sells these 1:1 copies. It is the only such enterprise that can make direct copies from the originals. The full title of her lecture at the Historical Archive at Psaromilyngou 22 on the border between Theseio, Keremaikos and Psyrri, near Peiraeus Street is: «Η διεθνής έκθεση του Σικάγο του 1893 και η ίδρυση του εργαστηρίου εκμαγείων του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου».

The Archaeological Museums of Myceane and Nauplio
Save the Date for a Day Excursion to the Argolid!
The Association of the Friends of the Historical Archive of the Archaeological Service is also organizing an interesting day excursion to the Argolid on Saturday, May 12th. The excursion will visit the Museum at Mycenae and the recently reopened Archaeological Museum at Nafplio followed by lunch in picturesque Nafplio. On the way back there will be a winery visit. The departure from central Athens will be at 9:00 AM, returning around 7:00 PM. There will be more details next week. The excursion is open to the members of the Association, their friends, the CIG community and fellow travelers. To save a place (or better yet, places!) on the pullman bus, please write to me at:

David Rupp

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