Michalis Nikiforakis carries out a long-lasting promise. To outline with light the image of ‘LYCHNOSTATIS’. He concentrates on his theme, by blaring his look right and left, like a sprint runner who keeps his eyes on the line. His eye becomes a filter, vaporizes the light, winnows the feeling. Within the frame he fits the inner frame. As if he tries with his camera to spot in the image whatever is trying to remain unspotted. Blow-up, our look plays “hide-and-seek”.
- EVEH, SOUTH EAST EUROPE, EUROPEAN UNION ~ SY-CULTour Programe. The Educational Activity "Vurvoloismata" chosen as best European practise [Heraklion, 22/3/2012]
- "LYCHNOSTATIS" MUSEUM / DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF HERAKLION ~ Celebration of 2012 Museum Day : Pancretan seminar “Networking Museums – the ICR example’’ in the Cretan open-air Museum “LYCHNOSTATIS” [Hersonissos, 21/5/2012]
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS (ICOM) - INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF REGIONAL MUSEUMS (ICR) ~ World-Annual Conference: "Local food & Museums" [Kristiansen -
CENTRE OF CRETAN LITERATURE ~ Participation of George Markakis at the Conference referred to the Cretan enigma [Ierapetra, 5-7/10/2011]
17 OCTOBER, 2006, HERAKLION
The director of the Museum LYCHNOSTATIS, Yiannis Markakis, participated as a lecturer in the educational seminar, organized by the National Centre of Public and Municipal Administration at Heraklion in 17th June.
The theme of the seminar was: "Public Administration & Administration of cultural affairs", addressed to civil officers of cultural and public sector.
The director of the Museum explored the theme: "Museum as an organiser of cultural events and fund-raiser in the European level".
7 OCTOBER 2006, ATHENS
The poet and Museum's director Yiannis Markakis participated in the theme evening "Fairytale, Myth and Folk poetry : The forgotten paths"which took place in Athens under the organization of the Center Artists' Expression "Mairivi", and the Center of studies of Myths and Fairytales.
On the theme evening participated also the writer Paulina Papoudi, Vasilis Gouroyiannis, and also the story-teller Stelios Pelasgos. Yiannis Markakis presented the interrelation between Cretan folk poetry and modern poetry as well as their presentation on the collections of the Museum 'LYCHNOSTATIS'.
29 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2006, VOLOS
The Museum of Cretan Traditional Life "LYCHNOSTATIS", participated in the first Greek Congress of Folk Culture and Education witch took place in Volos, organized by the Center of Research in Greek Ethnography of the Athens-Academy, the Regional International Education Center of Thessaly and under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Education. Under the theme "Folk Culture and Education for the Handicapped ", Mary Baritaki, teacher of Greek Language and head of the Education Department of the Museum 'LYCHNOSTATIS' presented the Educational Programs of the Museum
"Dancing with the bees"and "Carving the Darkness"which have been designed and applied during the years 2003-2006.
14 -16 SEPTEMBER 2006,MILOS
The director of the Museum LYCHNOSTATIS participated in the workshop for Cultural Inherence from the Islands, organized by the European Museum Forum and the International Commitee of Islands, INSULA, working under the flag of UNESCO. Other participants of the workshop were teachers from universities, directors and museum staff from six different countries (France, Italy, England, The Netherlands, Cyprus and Greece).
The workshop had as goal to compare the differences and similarities of the cultural inherences of the islands on European ground, but also to establish a network of cooperation between Museums and cultural organizations of the islands.
MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2006, 19.30
A concert dedicated to Manos Hatzidakis by the choire of the Cultural Centre of Hersonisos Municipality directed by Efi Betoulaki.
The project "Listen to a story "has also been presented, by the Cretan Open - air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS "and Municipality of Hersonisos, a
documentation program of oral tradition.
THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2006, 21.00
An evening with poetry and music, organized by the Museum
"LYCHNOSTATIS "young poets from Crete will present their poem-collection.
Poets: Athena Karataraki
Song : Athena Karataraki
Piano :Spiros Papatheodorou
Photos : Zachariah Katsakos, Jiannis Idomeneos.
18 - 19 AUGUST 2006, SITIA
At the congress, which takes place in the municipal centre of Sitia in 18th -19th August, the Cretan Open - air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS"has presented the theme "Cretan folk poetry & Mandinada as an annotation form memorandum in the expositions of the Cretan Museums "( 19/8 ,10.20 am). The central theme of the congress is "The Cretan Poems (Mandinades) and rhymes from Kornaros until Fragoulis ".The conference is organised by the Centre of Cretan Literature together with the Cultural Centre of Sitia Municipality.
5 AUGUST 2006
In the context of the cultural events of Hersonisos Municipality the Association of Friends of the Open - air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS"organized a "Fig Feast"on Saturday 5th August on 7.00 am in the Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS"in Hersonissos.
After traditional titbits, Mary Baritaki presented her project with title
"Let's call the figs ..figs." (Literature about the fig, the first fruit in the history of humanity). The event ended with Cretan poems (Mandinades) of the members of the Committee of Friends of Kostis Fragoulis.
The event closed with music of the violist Vangelis Vardakis, one of the most important artists in his interpretation of the music of Stratis Kalogeridis.
25 JULY 2006, BYZANTINE CHURCH OF SAINT MARKOS
The Open - Air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS"participated in the events, organised, from 25/7/06 until 29/7/06, by the Organization of Lyceum of Greek Women in Heraklion with the cooperation of Cultural Centre Ethnarchis Makarios C΄ of Cyprus. The congress was organised in the context of the program "Crete and Cyprus in place and time ".
The director of the Open - Air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" Yannis Markakis presented his project with title "Traditional arts and professions: a modern look in old ways"in the Byzantine Church of Saint Markos.
12-17 JULY 2006
The Museum LYCHNOSTATIS participated in the second exhibition "View on Cretan Tradition ", organized by the Council of Heraklion Province. The exhibition took place in the international exhibition centre of Gournes in Heraklion, 12 - 17 July 2006.
30 JUNE, 2006, HERAKLION
The director of the Museum LYCHNOSTATIS, Yannis Markakis, participated as a lecturer in the educational seminar, organized by the National Centre of Public and Municipal Administration at Heraklion in 30th June.
The theme of the congress was: "Museum and Local community", addressed to professionals of cultural and educational sectors.
The director of the Museum explored the theme: "Museums and local community: stimulating the community".
5 - 8 JUNE 2006, MITILINI
The Open - Air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS", participated in the third congress of Museology with theme "Audiovisual media as cultural inheritance and it's use for the Museums ". The congress took place in the Aegean University in Mitilini, from 5 - 8 June 2006.
In the context of the congress the international committee AVICOM -ICOM organised the annually festival of Audiovisual Equipment in the Museums. The director of the Open - Air Museum LYCHNOSTATIS presented the C.D.ROM "Technology yes, Tradition necessary ".
18 MAI 2006
The Cretan open - Air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS"participated for the 5th consecutive year in the celebration of the International Museum Day -organised by the National Hellenic Committee of ICOM - under the central theme "Museums and Young Generation"applying a new educational program "The Colours and their deeds".
The program, "The Colours and their deeds", was first applied in 18 May 2006, with the students of the 46th Elementary School of Heraklion in the Museum gardens.
The program was planed and materialised by the Educational department of the Museum in cooperation with the Museum pedagogue Chrisoula Chalabalaki and the painter Manolis Frankiadakis as well as the founder of the Folklore Museum in Sitia, Eleni Anipsitaki - Daouraki.
MONDAY 15.12 2003
The Friends' Association of the Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" and the Municipality of Hersonisos organize a Christmas evening with the story-teller Stelios Pelasgos and members of the Center for the Entertainment of Old People of Hersonisos. The event is taking place at the Cultural Center of the Parish of Hersonisos.
FRIDAY 5.12 2003
The representative of the Museum Mary Baritaki participates at the day meeting "Accessibility - Educational Programs for Impaired People" and presents the new educational program "Fair with the bees". The day meeting is taking place in Athens and is organized by the Greek Department of ICOM and the Ministry of Culture
FRIDAY 28.11 2003
At the Seminar for the training of the staff of the Ministry of Culture which takes place in Athens for four days and is organized by the National Center of Public Administration, Yiannis Markakis develops the subject "Cultural Policies of the European Union".
FRIDAY 21.11 - SUNDAY 23.11 2003
The founders of the Museum George and John Markakis make their announement "The Cretan rime (mantinada) as texts for the interpretation of the museum's exhibits" at the 1st National Conference for the Folk Culture of Crete "Localities: Αντιστάσεις, Changes, Mixes". At the conference, which is taking place at Hania by the Historic, Folk and Archaeological Corporation of Crete and the University of Thessalia, the Head of the Museum's Department of Educational Programs Mary Baritaki makes the announcement "The childrens' understanding of the Folk Culture".
WEDNESDAY 19.11 2003
The Friends' Association of the Museum and the Association of the Sitian people of Iraklion "MYSON" organize an event about the Folk Culture of Sitia and awards the Sitian folklorists
and donors of the Museum Eleni Anipsitaki-Daouraki and Nikos Garefallakis for their long contribution and scriptive work. The event is taking place at the municipal hall of Iraklion, "Androgeo".
SUNDAY 26.10 - SATURDAY 1.11 2003
Yiannis Markakis represents Greece at the International Conference of the International Council of Regional Museums ( ICR ) "Museums and Local Development". The subject of his announcement is "Cultural Heritage & Local Development- the role of the Museums". The conference is taking place in Merida, Mexico and is organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM ).
MONDAY 1.9 & TUESDAY 2.9 - TUESDAY 30.9 & TUESDAY 14.10
Implementation of the New Educational Programs and Activities of the Museum «Life is the essence, and Nature is the reason» and «Fair with the bees» with members of the Center for the treatment of Addicted People of Rafina «Paremvasis» and the Center for Children with mental Disabilities "ZOODOHOS PIGI". These activities are taking place in the frame of the initiative "Volunteerism and Environmental Protection", an initiative which is 50% financed by the Ministry of Space's Arrangement and Public Constructions. They are implemented by the Association of the Museum's Friends in cooperation with other public institutions.
WEDNESDAY April 22 - SATURDAY April 26 2003
The director of the Museum Yiannis Markakis and member of the administrative council of ICR participates at the annual meeting at Nesbyen, Norway for the preparation of the activities of the International Council of Regional Museums for the year 2003.
SATURDAY 22 February 2003
At the 1st National Symposium «Preparation and production of educational material for environmental education» the representative of the museum Yiannis Markakis organizes a workshop with the subject «The costal lilium returns to the coast». The Symposium takes place at Piraeus and is organized by the University of Piraeus and the Institute for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage.
25 July 2002
The society of friends of Lychnostatis museum and the Thrace Shadow Theatre are organizing a performance of "Karagiozis" at the museum at 21:00 in the evening.
21 June 2002
The museum will display a selection of exhibits from local folk culture.
22 - 26 April 2002
Friday, 5th April 2002
Friday, 14th December 2001
24 - 27 October 2001
The influence of technological evolution in daily life & social structures in Europe in the last two centuries"
Styl. Alexiou, Professor Emeritus, University Of Crete
Th. Detorakis, Professor of Byzantine Litterature, University of Crete
L. Ekonomou, Professor, University of Crete Director of the Foundation of Research and Technology
M. Karanastasis, President of the Technological Educational Institute, Crete
Chr. Nikolaou, President of University of Crete
Y. Papaefstathiou, Physicist, Secretary General, Technical Museum of Thessaloniki
Y. Chlouverakis, Pharmacist, Hon. Member of the Friends Association of museum "Lychnostatis"
Mih. Lambrou, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Crete
Hans Manneby, Director of Bohuslans Museum, Sweden
Yiannis Markakis, Director of Cretan Open-Air Museum 'LYCHNOSTATIS’
Il. Perakis, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Crete
Helgi Pollo, Curator of Hiiumaa County Museum, Estonia
Hartmut Prasch, Director of Volkskultur Museum Spittal, Austria
Bitsakis Eftihis, Professor of Philosophy, University of Ioannina
Casanelles Eusebi, Director Museu de Ciencia i de la Tecnica de Catalunia - Spain
Georgiou Panos, Consultant of Regional Development
Georgoudis Panayiotis, Researcher-Journalist
Fromm Annette, Museologist-Folkorist - U.S.A.
Gras Rene, Director of Olive Museum of Nyons - France
Hofmann Rainer, Director Frankische Schweiz Museum - Germany
Iancu Remus, Curator, "Astra" museum - Romania
Kafatos Antonis, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, University of Crete
Kalkounou Popi, Museum Educator, Peloponessian Folkloric Foundation
Karapidaki Louise, Archeologist-Researcher, Center of Ethnography of Athens Academy
Kark Ruth, Professor of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Israel
Katsali Sofia, Archaeologist, Greek Ministry of Culture - Directorate of Folk Culture
Kovacic Goranka, Director, Hrvatskog Zagorja Museum - Croatia
Lambrou Mihalis, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Crete
Markakis Giorgos, Assistant Professor of Opthalmology, University of Thessaloniki
Markakis Nikiforos, Mathematician-Author
Mesaikou Eva, Archaeologist-Art Historian, Greek Ministry of Culture - Directorate of Folk Culture
Nikolakakis Yiorgos, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Crete
Panagiotopoulos Antonis, President of Greek Academy of Taste
Papaderos Alexandros, Director of Orthodox Academy of Crete
Papaioannou Errietta, Economist
Polimerou - Kamilaki Ekaterini, Director of Research Center of Greek Ethnography of Athens Academy
Pollo Helgi, Curator of Hiiumaa County Museum - Estonia
Prasch Hartmut, Director of Volkskultur Museum Spittal - Austria
Psilakis Nikos, Author-Journalist
Tzombanaki Chrysoula, Director of 7th Ephorate of Contemporary and Modern Monuments
Zmuc Irena, Museologist, Mestni Muzej Ljublana - Slovenia