Greek island of Lefkada to get new Archaeological Museum

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The Greek Culture Ministry has recently approved plans for the new Archaeological Museum of Lefkada with a surface area of 2,460 square meters, according to AMNA.

The new museum, built on the Greek island of Lefkada, will host the island’s antiquities, ranging from the Middle Neolithic period to 1864 when the Ionian island was incorporated into the new modern Greek state.

Greek Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said in a statement: “Lefkada, an island with a significant wealth of artifacts that are however inadequately presented, will acquire a new archaeological museum with a contemporary museum concept – open and accessible to the public, not just to specialists.”

“A long-standing dream of local society and the relevant Ephorate of Antiquities is now on track to its creation,” the Minister added.

The museum will include both permanent and periodic exhibition halls, storage, conservation labs, and a library and archives.

Architectural pieces that are currently kept in storage will be exhibited in the new museum’s courtyard.

Source: AMNA

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