Department of Chanting Art and Musicology

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This Department engages in the systematic study, recording, maintenance and exploitation of ecclesiastical monuments and relics (icons, wood carvings, manuscripts, miniature objects) both in the national as well as mainly in the local level. The basic objectives of the current Department are the establishment of a specialized library for the promotion of research, the organization of a digital archive of recording of monuments-objects and digital photos, the museographical study and promotion of local collections of images-relics, the planning of cultural routes in the context of development of the religious tourism in the region, aiming to familiarize the local people with the Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments of Magnesia, the undertaking of research and educational programs and the organization of scientific conferences in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, the university community and local municipal and regional authorities.

The Director of the Department of the Research, Management and Maintenance of Byzantine and post-Byzantine Monuments and Relics Mrs. Maria Nanou was appointed by the above decision of the Board the Directors of the Volos Academy. She has the following degrees: Theologian-Byzantinologist, MA in History of Byzantine Art at the University of Sorbonne (Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Ph.D. candidate at University of Thessaly.