The 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.

The 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.

16th issue. Special: "Athanasakio Archaeological Museum of Volos"

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.














 
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