Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens was established in 1980 following negotiations with the Greek government. The Institute is one of the “Foreign Schools” in Athens, similar to other scholarly institutions in the capital of Greece maintained by major European and American countries. Some of these have been in existence for well over a century and Australia is most fortunate to be represented in this prestigious company.
After five years of work the Institute’s project to fund and publish a second, prestigious “Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum” describing pots and fragments in the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum is complete and ready for international sale.
The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens has awarded its inaugural “Creative Residency” in Contemporary Art to artist Andrew Hazewinkel. Mr Hazewinkel who is also a doctoral candidate at Sydney College of the Arts will be resident in the Institute’s Hostel in Athens for the whole of December 2015.
A team of 50 Australian archaeologists will take part in the third and final year of the current excavation program at Zagora. Situated on one of the Cycladic islands in the Aegean Sea, Zagora is a unique site - the only undisturbed settlement site dating back to the Greek Early Iron Age.
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