Dimitra Lazidou

Dr. Dimitra Lazidou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Paintings Conservation and Restoration (1990) and a Master’s Degree in Conservation Science (2010) from the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She attended further training in the field of Archaeometry at the Rathgen-Forschungslabor in Berlin, on a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation.
Since 2015 she has been working as the head of the Conservation Department at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki.
At the same time, she teaches as a lecturer in the Master’s Degree Program in Conservation Science of the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the fields of conservation of paintings and the methodology of physicochemical analysis of works of art.
In 2019, she obtained her PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, after submitting her thesis to the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering.
She has scientific publications and a bibliography.
Participates in research projects and actions that focus on the analysis, study, conservation, and documentation of works of art.


Anastassios Antonaras

ANASTASSIOS C. ANTONARAS, a specialist in the history of glass, jewelry and textiles, is an archaeologist and curator, Head of Exhibition, Education and Communication Department at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.

Holds a B.A. in Archaeology from the University of Belgrade, a M.A. in Museum Studies from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a Ph.d. in Archaeology from the University of Ioannina. Has participated in several excavations in Greece, and the western Balkans since 1985. Since 1994 has participated in the preparation of numerous exhibitions. Has presented papers in many conferences, and has organized several international conferences and symposia. Has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings, mainly focused in the history of glass, jewelry and textiles. Has participated with entries in many exhibition catalogues, has edited several exhibition catalogues and proceedings of international conferences. Has given lectures in several museums and universities both in USA and Europe. He is member of the editorial board of scientific journals in Europe and USA. He is the president of the International Association for the History of Glass.

His books include: Glassworking, Ancient and Medieval: Terminology, Technology and Typology; A Greek- English-English-Greek Dictionary, also translated in Serbian; Roman and Early Christian Glassworking: Vessels from Thessaloniki and its Region (which received a prize from the Academy of Athens in 2010) and in an updated form was published in English at 2017; Fire and Sand: Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum 2012; Artisanal Production in Ancient and Byzantine Thessaloniki: Archaeological, Literary and Epigraphic Evidence in 2016 which has received a second edition in 2019; The Art of Glass. Works from the collection of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, 2019.

East of the Theater: Glassware and Glass Production. Corinth XIX.1. Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2022.

Currently he is researching different aspects of glass production and glassware in Byzantine and Ottoman Empire.

Agathoniki Tsilipakou

Dr Agathoniki Tsilipakou was born in Thessaloniki. She graduated from the German Gymnasium and Highschool of Thessaloniki (1984). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Archaeology of the School of History and Archeology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina (1988), due to a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation, and in German Philology from the Faculty of German Philology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1992). In 1993 she obtained a Master’s Degree from the Department of Archeology of the School of History and Archeology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a scholarship holder of the State Scholarship Foundation. In 2002 she obtained her PhD from the same Department. Her doctoral dissertation: “Monumental painting in Veria in the 17th century” was published in 2012 by the Archaeological Institute of Macedonian and Thracian Studies. After her success in a pan-Hellenic competition (1989) she was admitted to the Archaeological Service of the Ministry of Culture. From 1991 to 2010 she served in the former 11th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities responsible for the Prefectures of Imathia, Pella, Kozani, Grevena, Florina and Kastoria. Since 2008, she has been Head of the Archaelogical Sites Department in the aforementioned Ephorate. Subsequently (2010), she was chosen after a judgment as a Head of a Directorate level and initially assumed the Directorate of the former 18th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities of Arta – Preveza. From February 2012 until April 2023 she was the Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture and then assumed the position of the General Director at the same Museum.
Her scientific interests are related to issues of Byzantine and post-Byzantine archeology and art, mainly of the regions of Central and Western Macedonia, modern museology and administration of cultural organizations. She authored three monographs, educational files for primary and secondary education, numerous publications (more than 70) in scientific journals, while she participated in many Greek and international scientific conferences. She participated as an author in collective publications, as well as by writing relevant exhibit entries in scientific catalogues of temporary exhibitions. She has been curator or co-curator in more than fifteen temporary exhibitions and editor of scientific catalogues of temporary exhibitions and proceedings of scientific conferences. She organized or co-organized a series of scientific conferences and participated in a series of European and transnational co-financed projects.
She received honorable distinctions and awards from the Holy Metropolis of Beroia, Naoussa and Campania, the Municipality of Amyntaio (Florina Prefecture), the International Special Committee for Audiovisual Media (AVICOM) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). She is a member of the Greek Committee for Byzantine Studies, the Christian Archaeological Society, the Society for the Study of History and Culture of Imathia and the Association of Greek Archaeologists.

Alexandra Nikolaidou

Alexandra Nikolaidou is a Phyisics Teacher and holds a BSc in Physics and an McS in teaching assessment. Her research interests include the use of new technologies in science teaching.

Evgenia Pothitou

Evgenia Pothitou is a graduate from the department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Postgraduate from Institute of Education, University of London, MA History in Education and postgraduate from the Open University of Greece, MBA. Since 1998 teaching in private and public sector as a teacher of greek language and history

Despoina Taketzidou

Despoina Taketzidou is a graduate of the School of History and Archaeology of Aristotle University (AUTh) Postgraduate Studies in Byzantine Archaeology and History of Art (School of History and Archaeology, AUth) Postgraduate Studies (in progress, 2021-) in Creative Writing in Education (School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Western Macedonia)

Alexandra Mylona

Alexandra Mylona has a Master in Dramatology – Performance Studies from the Theater Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). She graduated from the Department of Philosophy – Pedagogical Studies of the School of Philosophy and Education of AUTH and from the Higher School of Dramatic Art of the National Theater of Northern Greece (NTNG).

Loukia Petrotsatou

Loukia Petrotsatou is a teacher of Mathematics. She holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Master’s degree in Statistical and Operational Research. She is interested in Arts and Statistics. The past four years she teaches at PSPTH( Experimental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she is in charge of the “Maths and Art” club.

Philippos Koutsakas

Philippos Koutsakas holds a Ph.D. in MOOCs potential in K12 education (University of Thessaly, Greece), an M.Phil. degree in teaching Computational Thinking (University of Kingston, United Kingdom) and a B.Sc in Computer Science (Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece). He is a Computer Science Educator in Greek primary / secondary education (Experimental School of the University of Thessdaloniki), an Adjunct Professor in the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) and in the ACT of the Anatolia College of Thessaloniki (Greece). In the past he worked as a researcher in the Research Programmes Division of the Unisoft / ALTEC S.A., where he participated in several research projects. His research interests lie in the fields of Open Educational Resources and Practices, Open Learning Methodologies Practices and Platforms, Massive Open Online Courses, Special Education and ICTs for Inclusive Education, STE(A)M and Computational Thinking in primary and secondary education.

Sapfo Fotiadou

Sapfo Fotiadou is a Science Teacher at the Experimental School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. She holds a BS in Physics and a PhD in Nanotechnology from  AUTh, an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London, and she received an MSc in Science Education from Hellenic Open University. She has participated in various research projects, in the design and implementation of learning activities and in university student internships in collaboration with AUTh.