According to the ministry, the museums “will enrich the city’s cultural wealth and serve as a development asset for the broader Peloponnese region”.
Archaeological Museum of Argos
The Archaeological Museum of Argos, currently located in the venerable Kallergis house since 1961, is undergoing an upgrade overseen by the Argolida Ephorate of Antiquities.
With a budget of 3.1 million euros, the museum’s renovation aims to create an “immersive experience” for visitors, showcasing the region’s rich cultural heritage.
The project includes the upgrade of the current building complex. Works are expected to be complete by the end of the year.
“The new Argos Archaeological Museum, housed at General Kallergis residence, and the Epigraphic Museum at the Kapodistrias Barracks where the Byzantine Museum is also housed, will enhance the cultural identity of the city of Argos,” the ministry’s announcement said.
Moreover, the upgrade is expected to offer new creative employment prospects for young people in the wider region of Argolida.
The new Epigraphic Museum, which will be an addition to Argos’ cultural landscape, will be housed in the restored and modernized two-story eastern wing of the historic Kapodistrias Barracks.
The museum will exhibit the 136 bronze inscribed tables from the treasure archive where Hera’s sacred money was stored considered one of the most impressive archaeological findings of the last two decades shedding light on Argos’ economic and democratic institutions from the 5th to the 4th century B.C.
Additionally, important stone inscriptions from the wider Argos area will be showcased, offering further insights into the region’s history.
“These museums will not only add to the experiences of residents and visitors but also elevate Argos’ position as a prominent destination for those seeking to explore the rich heritage of the Peloponnese region,” the ministry said.