The museum was founded in 1991 and its construction now almost complete,
was based on a study of the A.N.K.O. of Kozane which had been approved by the
Direction of Museum Studies of the Ministry of Culture.
The museum contains collections of finds from Aiane
the capital of ancient Elimeia
one of the regions of Upper Macedonia, and finds from the satellite settlements
of the city.
The most important exhibits of the museum are:
a Mycenaean figurine.
of a kore
(young woman), dated to the second half of the 6th century
which covered the mouth of the deceased (epistomion). It is
decorated with a relief representation of lions. Dated to the second half of the
6th century B.C.
of the 6th century B.C.
with matt-painted decoration.
statuette of a kore,
the handle of a mirror.
conical capital of a column.
Marble statue of a lion,
dated to ca. 500 B.C.
Marble head of a kore
Marble head of a kouros
Every summer since 1990, educational programs are organized and every
September, starting from 1995, a conference takes place, titled "Archaeologists
talk about Aiane and Upper Macedonia".