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Archaeologist Nikolaos Kaltsas takes over the position of Scientific Director at the Museum of Cycladic Art. The new Director, who in his many years of scientific career was distinguished, among others, as Director of the National Archaeological Museum, takes office from October 1, 2021.
The Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art for 25 years, Professor Nikolaos Chr. Stampolidis continues to perform his duties as Director until September 15, when he assumes his new position as General Director at the Acropolis Museum, while he will maintain his collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art until the opening of the exhibition "KALLOS. The Supreme Beauty "on September 29, which is curated by the Curator of Antiquities, Dr. Ioannis D. Fappas.
According to the President and CEO of the Museum, Sandra Marinopoulou:
"I am sure that Nikolaos Kaltsas, with his many years of experience, scientific competence, personality, prestige and international recognition will open new paths in the already successful course of the Museum of Cycladic Art. I wholeheartedly wish him good luck in his new duties. "
Nikolaos Kaltsas is distinguished for his many years of museum and excavation experience but also for his rich scientific and literary work. His professional career began at the Ministry of Culture where he held important positions, while in 1993 he began his 19-year tenure at the National Archaeological Museum, in a row and successively as curator, department head and director for 11 years. Today he is the Chairman of the Board of the Kanellopoulos Museum.
During his long scientific career he has participated in at least 13 Scientific Councils and has been distinguished as a Member and Chairman of more than forty scientific Committees for the evaluation of antiquities, both from seizures and of special value and importance of antiquities that were to be moved for internal exhibitions. abroad. For many years he was distinguished as a Member of the Council of the Committee for the compilation of the Mythological Dictionary (LIMC- Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae) based in the Kingdom of Switzerland but also as a Member of the Greek National Commission of UNESCO.
In his rich excavation experience, the main stations were the excavations in the city of Thessaloniki, the excavation of a part of a cemetery of the Iron Age in Ag. Ioannis Nikitis of Halkidiki, the excavations in the ancient cemetery of Akanthos in Halkidiki, the excavation in a Hellenistic mound at Fyliria N. Kilkis, the excavation of a Hellenistic mound in Pylos of Messinia, the excavation of an archaic farmhouse in K in the area of ​​Nafpaktos.
He has curated more than 10 periodical exhibitions, among which Eros grec stands out. Amour des Dieux et des Hommes at the Grand Palais in Paris (1989), the anniversary Games exhibition (2004) on the occasion of the Olympic Games, Praxitelis at the National Museum (1997), Worshiping Women, Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens (2009) and A World of Emotions. Ancient Greece 700 BC-200 AD. at the A. Onassis Foundation in New York and then at the Acropolis Museum (2017) and others, but mainly the emblematic exhibition, The Shipwreck of Antikythera The ship, the treasures, the mechanism (2012) at the National Archaeological Museum, with which completed his career as Director of the Museum.
His scientific activity includes a rich authorial work with articles and monographs, as well as a variety of presentations, announcements and lectures in the largest Museums of the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre. for the writing of the book National Archaeological Museum. The sculptures, 2002.

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