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Documentation and digitalization of the Museum of Criminology of the University of Athens

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Author(s): Constantine Maravelias | Zoi Sakki | George Loutsidis | Maria Stefanidou | Sotiris Athanaselis | Chara Spiliopoulou

Journal: University Museums and Collections Journal
ISSN 2071-7229

Volume: 3;
Start page: 159;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Museum of Criminology | Documentation | Digitalization

ABSTRACT
The Museum of Criminology is located within the premises of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Medical School of Athens University. This museum provides a concise picture of the criminal actions committed during the late 19th and the early 20th century in Greece. Its collections consist of items that testify specific violent activities that took place in the provinces of Athens, in the countryside of Greece, as well as in various prisons and often determine the perpetrators’ personality, as well. The aim of the museum is to extract information and knowledge from its collection items through documentation for educational and research purposes. Towards this direction, a number of graduate theses have been completed as well as a large project entitled “Collection, documentation and digitalization of the material of the Museum of Criminology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens” has recently been granted and completed.