Dr. Anastasios Antonaras, archaeologist-museologist at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece
Shining and colorful glass was used to form vessels, window panes, wall mosaics, and jewelry throughout the eleven centuries of the Byzantine history. Dr. Antonaras will give an outline of the history of the Byzantine Empire and the shapes, forms, and uses of glass objects present in Byzantine society will be illustrated. The enigmatic and still elusive production of glass in Byzantium along with the imports from the Arab Caliphates and the Venetian Laguna to the Empire will be also presented.
Free tickets required and may be reserved online or by calling the museum’s ticket center at (216) 421-7350 or 1-888-CMA-0033 starting Monday, August 11, 2014. Members of the Hellenic Preservation Society of Northeastern Ohio may reserve their tickets beginning Friday, August 1.