PAVLOS NIRVANAS HOUSE
PAVLOS NIRVANAS HOUSE : HISTORY MUSEUM OF SKOPELOS. An important modern monument in Magnissia, the Nirvanas house on Skopelos, is reborn an it is soon to open its doors to the public.
The building was repaired and transformed into a historical showroom of the town of Skopelos from antiquity to our days. The responsibility and monitoring of the whole project was undertaken by the Office of Modern Monuments and Technical Works in Thessaly of the Ministry of Civilisation. This house was where Pavlos Nirvanas, the modern Greek novelist, spent his childhood years; his origins were on Skopelos and his real name was Petros Apostolidis.
It is built in the centre of the traditional settlement of Skopelos, in the district of Agios Ioannis, next to the church of the Three Hierarchs, with an amphitheatrical view of the town and the picturesque port of Skopelos.
Days 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
19:30 - 22:00
Chora Skopelou, Three Hierarchs
(Text by D. Paliouras)
Modern museological proposal
Crossing the threshold of the Nirvana House, you come into contact with a modern museological proposal. With its new function, the house hosts the exhibition “Peparithos – Skopelos: The history of the town from antiquity to our days”. Through an environment organically tied to the traditional settlement of Skopelos, the visitor will travel to its history of many centuries, since the town has been lived in continuously from antiquity to our days.
To collect the varied material of the exhibition, the need arose for an interdisciplinary collaboration of bodies of the Ministry of Civilisation, such as the 13th Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Office of Volos, the 7th Byzantine Antiquities Office of Larissa, General State Archives - Archives of Magnissia, the Modern Monuments and Technical Works in Thessaly Office, which was also in charge of the general care of the oranisation of the exhibition and others. The contribution of various scientists, as well as private individuals, was also valuable.
In this special history museum, the local history of the town and the island of Skopelos is not presented linearly, in a single-dimensional chronological placement of events and history, but theme-wise. The history of each period is faced as a whole, including the sectors of culture, social organisation and economy. All the above are presented with tasteful posters, brightened with rich photographic material, which is presented on all the walls of the house.
A hospitable reception and information area for the public, from where somebody can get the special information leaflet, leads to the main exhibition areas – rooms of the house.