A museum functions in many ways and dimensions, but foremost it is a place of groundbreaking research and knowledge to be shared. Τhe central unit (New Museum) of the Polycentric Museum of Aigai is in the final phase of its completion and it will open for the public in the next months. Believing, that the museum of Aigai, the royal metropolis of Macedon, can and should open new paths in the approach and research of antiquity and particulary that of the Hellenistic Oikoumene, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia with the cooperation and assistance of leading experts and scholars from the world's most important universities and research institutes prepared and organized a major international conference. Sixty renowned researchers will present fifty six papers summing up their research from May 27 to June 2, 2022 at the New Museum of Aigai.
Entitled: "Beyond Macedonia. The multifaceted Hellenistic Oikoumene reconsidered" the conference focuses on the investigation of complex phenomena such as the economy, the architecture and the landscaping, the evolution of artistic and cultural trends, but also on the presentation of syntheses of excavations and findings in the vast Hellenistic world, from Pakistan to the western Mediterranean. Our intention is to enable the presentation of different approaches and of new scientific methods.
The conference is held under the framework of the project "Polycentric Museum of Aigai - Central Museum Building - Phase B" funded by the Operational Project: "Central Macedonia 2014-2020" (European Regional Development Fund) and from National Resources through the Public Investment Program.
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