European Centre for Byzantine and Post Byzantine Monuments



The European Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments (EKBMM) was established under Law 2557/97 and is a legal entity of private law overseen by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Its headquarters are in Thessaloniki.
The aim of the Centre is to promote scientific research in the fields of museology, museography, excavation, restoration, conservation, enhancement and study of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine sites, monuments and works at a European and international level.

The objectives of the Centre include particularly:
  • The  organizing of training courses.
  • The awarding of scholarships for scientific studies or the participation in scientific research projects
  • The participation in national or international programmes of scientific research and technological development.
  • The participation in scientific activities and missions of international organizations.
  • The elaboration and publication of scientific studies and any other relevant scientific activities.
The action of EKBMM is directly connected with the cross-cultural collaboration and communication. The Centre collaborates with the UNESCO, the Council of Europe and other European and international organizations and institutions. During its decade course, it has developed action and programs of collaboration abroad, in the countries of the Balkan Peninsula (Serbia, Bulgaria, F.Y.R.O.M., Albania), the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan), Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia), South Europe (Italy, Spain) and North Africa (Egypt). These actions were based on the conscious choice of approaching partners with terms of equivalence and respect of their identity, on theactive role of local human resources in the works developed in each country and in the culture of spirit of mutual apprehension and reliance. Through these collaborations, EKBMM has accomplished to forge powerful bonds and to create a network of partners that can ensure its constant presence in each collaborating country.