Ionian University students at the Banknote Museum
For yet another year, the Banknote Museum of Ionian Bank on Corfu continued its partnership with the Ionian University Department of History and Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology.
Guided tours for academic community members
During the 2023-2024 winter semester, academic staff members of the 2 Ionian University departments, along with their students, visited the Museum and toured both the permanent and temporary exhibitions.
The students had the chance to learn about milestones in the history of the modern Greek State and the local history of the Ionian Islands. Important banknotes were used as the primary source of information on economic history:
- Revolutionary bonds in piastres issued by the provisional Greek government (1822)
- Kapodistrian phoenix (1831)
- Ionian Bank banknotes (1840)
- The last banknotes in drachmas, which were taken out of circulation with the introduction of the euro in 2002
Academic lectures at the Museum
The academic staff delivered lectures within the exhibition halls. They focused both on aspects of the economic history of Greece and on the quite interesting listed building that houses the Banknote Museum.
The lectures were held on:
- 31.10.2023 – Manolis Drakakis, Associate Professor at the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, attended by 17 students
- 14.11.2023 – Mirka Palioura, Assistant Professor at the Department of History, attended by 16 students
- 14.11.2023 – Simos Bozikis, academic staff member at the Department of History, attended by 14 students
All the participants received a copy of the publication Greek Banknotes. Historical Evidence by Alpha Bank to remember their visit. The publication accompanies the permanent exhibition of the Banknote Museum of Ionian Bank.