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Creative Archaeological Photography in Greece

A collection of photographs from 1853 to date depicting archaeological sites and monuments and reflecting particular archaeological concerns of each era, goes on display at the Benaki Museum from December 3, 2008 to January 25, 2009, under the title “The Creative Photograph in Archaeology.”  A conference on the same subject will be organized by the Museum on November 30 addressing issues such as the contribution of creative archaeological photography in research and teaching, the artistic impulse in relation to reality and archaeological documentation and the projection of Greece’s broader image through photographs of archaeological sites and monuments. 


Athens / Photo Exhibition: The Modern Arab World

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Modern Arab World” photographers exhibition at the Benaki Museum, Athens, records the rise and catalytic effect of ever increasing information media in the Islamic world, the Western influence on the lifestyle of the local communities, as well as everyday life experiences in the Middle East. The exhibition, designed the Beetroot Design Group,  is taking place within the framework of anniversary events to celebrate twenty years of operation for Apeiron Photos.  The Benaki Museum collection of Islamic art, includes examples of all Islamic art local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain, and ranks among the most important in the world.