The Sotira Archive 

Sotiria Museum & Eugenides Foundation

2018

INVENTORYING, DOCUMENTATION & PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION

WORKING GROUP    

Asimina Grigoriou (Archaeologist-Museologist), Adia Adamopoulou (Conservator of antiquities and works of art)

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.