The Sotira Archive
Sotiria Museum & Eugenides Foundation
INVENTORYING, DOCUMENTATION & PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION
Asimina Grigoriou (Archaeologist-Museologist), Adia Adamopoulou (Conservator of antiquities and works of art)
INVENTORYING & DOCUMENTATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY ARCHIVE MATERIAL
Asimina Grigoriou (Archaeologist-Museologist)
The Sotiria Archive refers to the personal belongings of tubercular patients, who ended up in Sotiria Hospital, during the years 1937-1981, and have never been searched by their relatives. These items were discovered by chance in November 2015, during maintenance works at the Hospital’s Laundry Building, and they were directly taken over by the Sotiria Museum. The discovery of these objects coincided with the beginning of the Museological Study of the Sotiria Museum. As a result, some of them have been included in the study, while from May to July 2018, preparatory studies of documentation and preventive conservation were carried out for the total of the Archive.
In 2021, a project of inventorying and documentation of supplementary identical archive material has been carried out. This project led to the incorporation of this material in the “Sotiria “Archive”, which, as a whole, is preserved in the Sotiria Museum.