Architectural Treasures from the Heartland of the Medieval Serbian Kingdom

Architectural Treasures from the Heartland of the Medieval Serbian Kingdom

Category:  Traveling Exhibitions

Start Date:  07 Dec 2012

End Date:  03 Mar 2013

Εxtension:  31 Mar 2013

Inauguration:  07 Dec 2012

Showroom:  Corridors of the permanent exhibition

The Museum of Byzantine Culture in collaboration with the Foundation for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Kraljevo city (Zavod za Zastitu Spomenika Kulture Kraljeva) participates in the project of the General Secretariat of Culture “Thessaloniki: Cultural Crossroads” with the photographic exhibition “Architectural Treasures from the Heart of Medieval Serbia”.

The medieval kingdom of Serbia was linked with Byzantium and especially Thessaloniki with multiple and multilevel ties. Especially the central Serbia, area of ​​responsibility of the Foundation for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Kraljevo, is characterized by the abundance of important ecclesiastical and secular monuments, preserved in the region, which witness the highest artistic, cultural and technological level during the late Byzantine period, when the Nemanjić dynasty ruled Serbia (1166-1371). Through the rich photographic material of the exhibition the most important and most representative examples of the medieval architecture of the area are presented. Most of the selected monuments are monuments of world cultural heritage and are included in the corresponding list of UNESCO. In the frame of the exhibition a lecture will be held by Dr. Slobodan Curcic, professor Emeritus of archaeology of Princeton University, titled “Patronage of King Stefan Uros II Milutin: Politics and Architecture in Serbia, ca. 1300-1320”. 

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