Sunday 20 August

12.30 p.m. The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London W2 4LQ, offers a special tour of the Treasury of the Cathedral on Sunday 20 August. After the morning liturgy, which lasts from 10.30 to 12.30, the Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of Greece will take visitors round the Treasury, and light refreshments will be served.

Monday 21 August

7.30 p.m. Inspired by Byzantium: a concert in St Pancras Church (sponsored by Marina, Lady Marks)

Tuesday 22 August

At the British Museum in Gallery 41, Case 51, a temporary display of World Museums Liverpool’s three Late Antique diptychs: the Asklepios and Hygieia diptych, the Venatio panel and the Clementinusdiptych.

7.00 p.m. British Museum: a reception in the Great Court, and viewing of Encounters: Travel and money in the Byzantine World; the Parthenon, Nereid, coin and medieval galleries will be open (sponsored by Matti and Nicholas Egon and the A.G. Leventis Foundation)

Wednesday 23 August

19.00 p.m. Golden Pages of Medieval Bulgaria

An exhibition of photographs arranged by the Centre for Slavo- Byzantine Studies (Professor Ivan Djucev) of Sofia, Bulgaria, will be on display in the Elvin Hall during the Congress.

His Excellency the Ambassador of Bulgaria will open the exhibition on Wednesday 23 August at 19.00. A glass of Bulgarian wine will be offered.

Thursday 24 August

7.15 p.m. An Evening by the Thames at King’s College and Somerset House: concerts (sponsored by the Schilizzi Foundation); the launch of the Prosopography of the Byzantine World; a private viewing of the exhibition The Road to Byzantium in the Hermitage Rooms; wine reception (sponsored by the Temple Gallery)

Friday 25 August

6.30 – 8.30pm: British Library, Reception and Private View of Adoration and Passion; Icons from the Velimezis Collection, an exhibition organised by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. A special display on the digitisation project of the Codex Sinaiticus will also be on display. Numbers strictly limited to 450 and admission will be by invitation card only. Those wishing to attend should register by Tuesday morning at the latest.


British MuseumEncounters: Travel and Money in the Byzantine World, The British Museum, Gallery 69a. June – January. In partnership with the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Hermitage Rooms – Somerset House: The Road to Byzantium

Lambeth Palace – Manuscripts and Early Liturgical Printings. Viewings on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2.00 p.m., 3.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. by prior arrangement (please sign lists in the Institute of Education)

Temple GalleryByzantine, Greek and Cretan Icons

Christies – (8 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QT) Icons from the 14th to the 20th century (23-25 August, 2-5 p.m.)

Please note: space in the galleries for the private viewings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday is limited, and lists for timed entrance will have to be signed. However, the exhibitions in the British Museum, British Library and the Hermitage Rooms are also open during normal museum hours and entrance is free on production of the congress badge.