Η δημιουργία μουσείου εκκλησιαστικής τέχνης στη ΣιάτισταPart of : Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη ; Vol.18, No.1, 2004, pages 695-704
The new museum of ecclesiastical art in Siatista
A Museum of Ecclesiastical Art has opened in Siatista, Kozani prefecture. It is housed in a new building owned by the diocese of Sisani and Siatista, which also runs the museum. The permanent display includes icons, parts of wood-carved tempia, silver liturgical objects of minor art, ecclesiastical books, manuscripts, and incunabula, and liturgical vestments, all from the churches of the town and the surrounding area. The project was funded by the 2nd Community Support Framework and was carried out and supervised by the 11th Inspectorate of Byzantine Antiquities. The surveys were made and, after they had been approved, the work began with the conservation of the display objects.The 155 m2 gallery was designed with a view to creating units corresponding to the chronological periods to which the exhibits belong. The entrance leads into a vestibule with a shop and an attendant’s office and a brief account of the birth and development of the town and the surrounding area up to the present day. The first unit comprises icons of the 16th c., the second icons of the 17thc., which are more important for the exhibition, because they reflect the development of art in the area during a period of economic prosperity. The third unit comprises icons of the 18th and 19 th cc. and is followed by the wood-carved exhibits. The units are separated by three closed display cases, the first with liturgical vestments, the second with silver objects of the 19th c., and the third with books (codices and registers) of the 16th to the 19th c. The exhibition is supplemented by an open structure displaying bilateral icons of the 17th c. Controlled conditions within the gallery were achieved by installing air- conditioning, a ventilation system, fire alarms and fire extinguishers, security lighting, and a burglar alarm. The gallery is illuminated by ceiling lights set into the wooden decor. Each exhibit is illuminated by small spotlights and the closed display cases by optical fibres. The project included the publication of a guide, which is free to visitors to the museum.The aim of the museum’s creators is to familiarise ordinary citizens with ecclesiastical art and to showcase the works surviving in the mountain town of Siatista so that they can tell the town’s story.
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