"Earth's Enduring Gifts"
The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai and the Archaeological Museum of Veria are among the co-organisers of the temporary exhibition "Earth's Enduring Gifts", which was inaugurated on International Museums' Day, Monday 18 May 2015, at Telloglio Institute of Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The exhibition is hosted at Telloglio in Thessaloniki from 18 May to 30 September. It aims to project the Greek nature and biodiversity as a timeless supply of natural resources and isnspiration for the humans' wellbeing and the development of economy, social life, culture and sciences. The visitor has the chance to follow a journey in time and space starting from prehistoric Thera, stopping at the ancient kingdom of Macedons and ending in contemporary times. Archaeological findings and informative material, both printed and digital, attest the value of Greek land's gifts and present contemporary scientific approaches for thesurvival and promotion of Greek biodiversity.
The exhibition is co-organised by Telloglio Institute of Arts (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia (Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai and Archaeological Museum of Veria), and the Insitute of Applied Biotechnologies of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. Other contributors to the exhibition are the Archaeological Museum of Pella, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Museum of Casts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Gerovasiliou Wine Museum and Museum Loulis.
The exhibition forms part of the 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki main programme, organised by the State Museum of Contemporary Art with the contribution of the "Thessaloniki's Five Museums Movement" and with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.