With Title “People Stories”the Museum of Cycladic Art starts in 2023 a new series of archaeological exhibitions which will focus on telling important events in human history. The new series is launched with the exhibition “Chaeronea, August 2, 338 BC: A day that changed the world”under the supervision of Dr. Panagiotis Iosif and Ioannis Fappa, curators of the Museum, and will last from the beginning of December 2023 to the end of March 2024.

The purpose of the exhibition is to highlight the great historical importance of the battle of Chaeronea, which pitted the Macedonian army against that of the allied Greek cities. The battle changed the course of history by placing Alexander in the spotlight for the first time as the leader of the Macedonian cavalry.

Through approximately 160 objects, which will come from 22 Greek museums, 2 foreign museums and 4 private collections, the exhibition will examine the two worlds that collided, creating the yeast for the new Hellenistic world that was born in the aftermath of the battle: this of Philip II’s Macedonia and that of southern Greece, with special emphasis on the Holy City and Athens.

The new series of archaeological exhibitions “Stories of People” of the Museum of Cycladic Art will focus on the narration of important events in human history through objects that will not be selected for their aesthetic value but for their importance in the narration of a specific historical event that marked Man . The new exhibitions will not be limited to space and time, but will be part of timelessness. Through events such as the battle of Chaeronea, they will approach Man, his role in historical events and his emotions. Like all the Museum’s periodic exhibitions, the new exhibitions will be accompanied by a fully documented scientific catalog and educational program.