History of the Collection

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The Archaeological Collection of Neapolis became the nucleus around which the Exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Neapolis, Voies, revolved.

The Archaeological Collection of Neapolis was established in 1968, when the Community of Neapolis made available two halls on its newly built premises “for the housing of the antiquities scattered round town and of those stored within the Gymnasium [High School]”. It was there that Angelos Delivorrias, Curator of Antiquities, gathered together the antiquities scattered throughout the area.

The Collection remained on the Community’s premises (modern Town Hall) until 2003, when it was temporarily transferred and stored in two ground-floor halls in the building of the Neapolis High School.

In 2010, the antiquities were moved to the building of the Archaeological Museum. During that same year, the museological concept and the museographic design for the Museum were approved by the Council of Museums.

In 2011, the Project “Exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Neapolis, Voies” became part of the Operational Programme “Western Greece – Peloponnese – Ionian Islands 2007-2013”.

Implementation of the project was initially undertaken by the 5th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Sparta which supervised it until 2014 when the project passed under the supervision of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lakonia.

The project was completed in 2015.