Tel: +30 2310 295170-1, 295149
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The Thessaloniki History Centre was created in 1983. Since its foundation it has served the needs of the public and especially those of the scholarly community according to the aims set out by its founders.
The Centre belongs to the Library Division of the Cultural Services of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and seeks to coordinate relevant municipal activities with those of other scholarly and cultural institutions of the city and of individual scholars in the field of history.
The Centre has been designed to accomplish the following:
•To collect, preserve, catalogue and study primary and secondary sources related to the history, cultural heritage, administrative, social and economic life of Thessaloniki and its environs.
•To carry out and encourage research in the history of Thessaloniki and Macedonia.
•To promote national and international interest in the history of Thessaloniki and Macedonia and to encourage collaboration among scholars.
•To develop the interest of Thessaloniki residents in the history of their city.
Since 1995 the Centre operates in its own building at Hippodrome Square, donated by Anastasios and Ioulia Billis. It is supervised by an Advisory Committee, which includes distinguished scholars and other men of letters of Thessaloniki. This Committee, in turn, has been divided into sub-committees corresponding to the various activities of the Centre.
The Thessaloniki History Centre houses the municipal historical archive. Part of this archive is actually located in the Centre building and is gradually becoming accessible to scholars. The Centre also possesses a number of important private archival collections.
Library and collections
The Centre Library specializes in the city's historical literature. It also contains an important photographic collection, a map collection and a collection of cart-postals publicated in the beginning of the twentieth century. The library is located on the second floor.
The exhibition hall on the ground floor houses temporary exhibitions of historical material on the city history, either from the Centre's own collection or from private collections. The auditorium on the third floor is provided with modern audio-visual equipment suitable for the organization of conferences and lecture series.
The Centre publishes historical monographs, conference proceedings and "Thessaloniki", an annual publication of scholarly articles related to the history of the city from antiquity to the modern age.
The Centre organizes conferences and other scholarly meetings alone or in cooperation with other institutions of Thessaloniki and publishes their proceedings.
The Thessaloniki History Centre wishes to serve as the principal documentation and research centre for the history of Thessaloniki and to highlight the features of continuity in the city's past, no less than its metropolitan characteristics.
Tel: +30 2310 374800, 374806, 374816, 374826
Fax: +30 2310 221066
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