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A traveling exhibition’s ongoing success June 30, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Europe.
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st_nicholas.jpg  St Nicholas by Emmanouil Tzannes, 1683, part of the Velimezi Collection currently on tour around the world.

Tomorrow, July 1, Lisbon assumes the European Union Presidency, and the curtain falls on the events held in Berlin. Over the past six months, alongside the political projects, there was a series of cultural events.

Among the highlights was the Greek participation in the Bode-Pergamon Museums Exhibition: «The Brilliance of the Sun: Icons from the Velimezi Collection» organized jointly by the Byzantine Art Museum of Berlin and the Benaki Museum of Athens, with the support of Greece’s Tourism Development Ministry. The exhibition of 48 icons attracted 92,684 visitors from March 15 to June 10.

It was the 17th exhibition of the icons during an international tour that started 10 years ago in Thessaloniki. Since then the collection has been enriched with ecclesiastical objects that give visitors a more comprehensive picture of Byzantine religious art. The tour continues and the next stop is Cracow.

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