The Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC in cooperation with the Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage (SPGH) proudly announce a presentation about Chios Byzantine impact and medieval architecture on the only Mastiha Scented island of the world, the magnificent Chios Island.
Presentation will take place at the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC o April 1st, 2015 from 6.30 pm with the title
Chios: Byzantine Treasures and Medieval Architecture on the Island of the Mastiha
A key speaker to the presentation is Manolis Vournous, architect and Mayor of Chios which will cover the topic: “The Medieval Architecture of Chios: Villages and Fortifications” while Anna Missailidou (Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of the Chios service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture) will speak about “Nea Moni of Chios and its Influence on the Architecture of the Island” and Cristina Stancioiu (Assistant Professor of Art & Art History, William & Mary College) will present “The Mosaics of Nea Moni”
This event is partly supported by a kind donation from the Chios Mastiha Growers Association to SPGH and Ilias Smyrnioudis (Production and R & D Manager, Chios Mastiha Growers Association) will address the attendees a speech about “The culture of the Mastiha: History, Tradition, and Economic Impact”
Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage
The Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage (SPGH) was founded in 1974 with the original mission of promoting the preservation and restoration of the physical and historical architectural environment in Greece, as the country was recovering from the wounds of a seven-year military dictatorship. These goals were shared with SPGH’s sister organization, Elliniki Etairia. A unique feature of SPGH is the promotion of awareness and modern understanding of Greek cultural contributions through the ages for our American audiences.
SPGH has initiated or been involved in several important preservationist projects in Greece. SPGH cultural programs in the U.S. include lectures, seminars, theatric and musical performances, and movie screenings. SPGH goal is to familiarize SPGH’s audiences with the Greek cultural heritage through the ages and especially to showcase its extreme relevance to contemporary American society.
Attending the event is free of charge and RSVP can be confirmed through this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chios-byzantine-treasures-medieval-architecture-on-the-island-of-mastiha-tickets-15984152029