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Symposia - conferences

Participation in international organizations and missions / Conferences

Participation in a group of experts from the Council of Europe for the protection of the byzantine monuments in Kosovo and organization of training seminars for their restoration

ΕΚΒΜΜ has shown strong interest for the byzantine churches and monasteries in Kosovo, many of which were seriously damaged during and after the war in that region.

Special scientists, representatives of EKBMM, were placed in the disposal of Council of Europe for missions on the site, aiming at the evaluation of the damages of the medieval monuments of Kosovo and the discovery of solutions for their restoration.

ΕΚΒΜΜ decided to organise a training course for the restoration of byzantine monuments in Kosovo, in the context of its co-operation with the European Union and the Council of Europe. The course took place in Thessaloniki, in co-operation with the Museum of Byzantine Culture and the 9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities from the 11th till the 15th November 2007.

For this aim a group of scientists and technicians from Kosovo from both nationalities involved with the protection of cultural heritage of the region came to Thessaloniki. The seminar included theoretical approaches - from professors of Polytechnic Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and executives of Archaeological Service, collaborators of EKBMM – for subjects related to the protection, restoration and conservation of byzantine monuments and visit in worksites of restoration of monuments. The seminar ended with the presentation of final conclusions and principles on the restoration methods of the monuments of Kosovo.