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The National Museum of Medieval Art was opened in Korça in 1980. Exhibits in the museum include historical, cultural and artistic artifacts from the medieval period in Albania, primarily belonging to the Byzantine and post-Byzantine Christian tradition.These include many religious icons, stone objects, jewelry and precious metals, carved wood, textiles and papers, and are a priceless part of Albania’s cultural heritage. The museum has a permanent exhibition hall of 200 art objects.The museum also has a variety of modern preservation and restauration equipment, including conservation laboratories and a modest microclimate environment. The permanent exhibit presents some of the best works from the medieval period in the region. Among these works are distinguished icons 13-14th Centuries, as well as masterpieces by the famous icon masters Onagri and Nikola, the Zografi brothers and their sons, the teacher Constantine, Onufër Qiprioti, Simon of Adrenicës, and other works of artist that have worked in present day Albania and the surrounding region.The best known work is the “Mona Lisa of the Balkans”, a Byzantine icon of Archangel Michael.The mission of the museum is public exposure and promotion, protection, conservation and restauration, and academic work and international cooperation. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the museum will be moving to a new building in the city of Korça, which will provide state-of-the-art preservation facilities within a contemporary setting.

Adress

Bulevardi Fan Noli Korçë, Albania

Telephone

+355 67 513 8333

Time

Tuesday – Sunday

09.00-14.00 to17.00-19.00

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