International Museum Day 2017 - Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums

International Museum Day 2017 - Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums

Start Date:  15 May 2017

End Date:  21 May 2017

On May 18th, the International Museum Day is celebrated around the world with museum and cultural heritage issues. For 2017, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has chosen the theme “Museums and controversial stories: museums talk about those that are not said”.
By choosing this topic, ICOM wishes to highlight museums as institutions of social peace, believing that the presentation of controversial or disputed issues can be a first step for social reconciliation and the harmonious coexistence of people. Museums can contribute to the understanding of difficult, contradictory, or complex aspects of human history. In addition, as institutions of mediation and dialogue, they have the potential to play an essential role in the peaceful treatment of traumatic stories, offering multiple visuals and readings.

SCHEDULE

Thursday 18 May 2017 at 15.30
Educational program “Studying photographs of the Occupation: Thessaloniki then and now”

For Secondary schools students

Saturday 20 May 2017 at 11.00

Guided tour through the temporary exhibition “On the margins of war: Thessaloniki under the German Occupation (1941-1944) through the photographic collection of Byron Metos”

Series of events: “Engraving the clay”

1. Sunday 21 May 2017, 11.00-12.00

Guided tour for adults on the engraved ceramics, exhibited in the Museum’s galleries.  

After the guided tour a 10min. long speech will follow before the beginning of the educational program.  

2. Sunday 21 May 2017, 12.00-14.00

A pottery workshop for families with children over 8 years of age. In cooperation with the Association of Pottery Makers and Pottery Artists of Northern Greece and the conservators of the Museum children make their own ceramics.

Reservation necessary (after 9 May) on tel. 2313306476 (Mrs. Veropoulidou), (Mon.-Fr., 10.00-14.00)

3. Monday 15 May until Monday 5 June 2017| Reception hall (foyer)

Temporary exhibition of engraved ceramics from the Collection of Efi Counougeri-Manoledaki. Selected works of the 20th-21st c. are presented, inspired by the decoration of the engraved ceramics of the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine eras. 

4. Monday 15 May until Monday 5 June 2017| Art showcases of ΟΤΕ at Ch. Diehl St.

Temporary exhibition in the Art showcases of ΟΤΕ at Ch. Diehl St.” in the Central Building of ΟΤΕ in Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Association of Pottery Makers and Pottery Artists of Northern Greece. Modern creations, influenced by the engraved Byzantine and Post-Byzantine pottery.

Free entrance to all the events

Sponsors: ΕΡΤ3, 9,58FM, 102 FM, H ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ, TV100,  FM100