MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
4.5
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography was founded in 1998 and its mission is to collect, study and present photographic works and archives, Greek and international, as well as to research the photographic medium, and disseminate this knowledge to the public through educational activities. Its archives and collection include approximately 90,000 photographic objects of the 1890-2015 period, while it organizes the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale festival. Since November of 2018, four museums in Thessaloniki (Museum of Modern Art-Costakis Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Experimental Center for the Arts) and one in Athens (Museum Alex Mylona) joined forces, forming Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki (MOMus) the largest supervised institution of the Ministry of Culture and Sports for contemporary art in the country.
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Giorgos
Reading, UK187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
The Thessaloniki museum of photography is an amazing place! I always come back when I m in the city since it hosts some great exhibitions. This time I saw the Fed Boissonnas exhibition of photographs he took in the Mediterranean. A great set of amazing photographs and a very interesting video of his journeys to follow the steps od Odysseus.
Written January 10, 2023
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Sawsan S
Funaitees, Kuwait43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
I wouldn't call it a museum, but rather a photography exhibition, but extremely powerful about the refugee crisis in Greece after WWII. Very powerful, timely and expressive. Highly recommended
Written April 26, 2017
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Larry A
Jackson, CA531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
After winding an hour through traffic to get down to waterfront for lunch, I caught of glimpse of the museum before we had a great meal. When we started down to the center of town to walk around and take a look, I just had to check out the Museum of Photography.

I'm glad I did! Featured was Time in Turkey, a show of some of the world's top photographers including colleagues from the U.S. What a nice show and well done!

Usually with a group show, it's a hodge-podge of images, some good, some not so good. This show was all first-class and showed nice groupings of photos from each photographer and nicely lit and displayed!

I've been to many photo museums in the U.S., especially on the west coast and the Museum of Photography is every bit as nice as the rest. Thessaloniki should be proud of their world-class museum!
Written November 8, 2012
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SuziReckless
Cambridge, UK237 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The "museum" had a very nice collection of photos but only from one artist. This should really be called just an exhibition hall and not a museum. I mean the price was right for what we got and the photos were good quality, but this isn't a museum.
Written February 19, 2014
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AnnieATH
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
The exhibition of Arthur Tress' photography was really good, I fully enjoyed it! But this is not a museum of photography, it was just one room for the exhibition, nothing more.. I was disappointed.. There are no permanent exhibitions, and the history of photography is missing.. I believe that the visitors who expect to see more might be highly disappointed..
Written December 10, 2013
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Patricia71409
United Kingdom80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
A very thought provoking display of photographs in this free exhibition area. Some quite disturbing shots, but something to make you think and people caught in another world.
Written October 4, 2020
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Polisgirl
Polis, Cyprus679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
A good little museum to while away an hour. Worth popping in if you are wandering around the restored warehouse area.
Written July 12, 2018
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Brendan D
Ireland81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a really great museum. It is situated on the sea front with a great cafe space overlooking the harbour. Its air conditioned and also has free wifi. There is a nice bookshop from which I got a bargain book on a topic I was studying so I was delighted. The exhibition space is really great also and has gret exhibitions on.
Written July 4, 2018
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Howard F
Uppsala, Sweden260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
What depends? This museum seems to have only one large exhibition space, and the photos change on some regular basis. It's hard to advise others to go or stay away, since it depends on the current group of photos, and one's taste. That said, I enjoyed the exhibit "Shared Sacred Spaces," which showed the lives and interactions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the holy land(October 2017). Admission is 2 euro.
Find out what show is being presented when you are in Thessaloniki, and you can decide if you want to go.
Written October 31, 2017
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epspaan
's-Heerenberg, The Netherlands24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Very nice temporary exhibition of black/white photos by Voula Papaioannou and Dimitris Harissiadis called "Portrayals of History" covering the period of 1940-1960.The exhibition brings together the work of these two photographers who, being active in the mid-twentieth century, systematically recorded Greece at a time of political transition, economic uncertainty and social hardship. Temporary exhibition, held until 10 Sep 17.
Written June 5, 2017
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