Municipal Center for History possesses today a rich archive
that consists of the Volos Municipality archive (1883-1982),
46 private archives concerning directly or indirectly the
city and its greater area, archives of old industrial enterprises,
as well as important material of building plans, maps, aerial
photos, transparencies and photos.
library of Volos's Municipal Center for History and Documentation
started operating in 1992, its aim being the collection,
administration, utilization and promotion of any kind or
form of printed documents.
issue. Special: "Athanasakio Archaeological Museum
The 16th En Volo issue is dedicated to the Athanasakio
Archaeological Museum of Volos, an ever important cultural
part of the town, which was recently expanded and renovated.This
is the first time the public is presented with the new way
of exhibiting the museum's permanent collections, in the
hope of familiarising our reading public with the area's
history and culture, through a more "hands-on"
approach. Through the cooperation of the 13th Board of prehistoric
and classical antiquities, and especially its manager Ms.
Adrimi, we aim not only to present the museum's interesting
exhibits, but also its course, and the contribution of the
local archaeological service and its people in the preservation
of our historical heritage.
The special is divided in two major entities: the first,
titled "Moments in the Museum's History", includes
the story surrounding the building and the struggle and
actions of the people manning the 13th Board of Prehistoric
and Classical Antiquities for the exhibition and promotion
of the archaeological treasures of our area, from 1909 to
date. In the second entity the reader is guided through
the museum's areas and is presented with the rationale behind
the new way of exhibiting the permanent collections, which
is based on contemporary museological and educational views.
Exclusive of the special, the Memento column includes many
old photographs from various excavations in Magnesia, while
the Personalities column is dedicated to the top archaeologist
G. Hourmouziadis, one of the first proponents of the New
Arhaeology school of thought in Greece, who provided with
his servicies the local archaeological board for many years.
Lastly, in the Literature column, the reader will find the
first publication of the narrative by Giannis Tsigras "Anavathmoi",
while in the Agenda column this winter's social and cultural
events are recorded.