Dr. Nikolaos Kaltsas: Lecturer

Dr. Kaltsas studied archaeology at the University of Thessaloniki, receiving his doctorate in 1985. He joined the Ministry of Culture as curator of the sculpture collection at the National Archaeological Museum and from 2001 to 2012 held the position of director of the museum. Dr. Kaltsas managed the renovation of the National Museum and the permanent re-exhibitions of all collections.

He participated in excavations in the ancient cemetery of Akanthos in Chalkidiki and worked as curator in the Museum of Ancient Olympia from 1981 to 1983, where he directed excavations in Messenia. He also curated temporary exhibitions in the National Museum (Agon; Colored Gods: The Polychromy of Ancient Sculpture; Eretria; Myth and Coinage; The Antikythera Shipwreck: The Ship, the Treasures, the Mechanism) and in other cities (Paris: Eros, Amour des Dieux et des umains; Praxiteles; Basel: Eretria, Insights to an Ancient City; Berlin: Olympia; New York: Athens–Sparta; Worshiping Women; Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens)

Publications in English

Olympia (Athens: Archaeological Receipts Fund, 1997)

Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2002)

With Alan Shapiro, Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens (Athens: Alexander Onassis Foundation, 2008)

Editor, Athens–Sparta: Contributions to the Research on the History and Archaeology of the Two City-States, Proceedings of the International Conference Athens–Sparta, New York, 2007 (Athens: Alexander Onassis Foundation, 2009)

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