Plans approved for the New Archaeological Museum on the Greek island of Lefkada

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A plot of land the Finance Ministry has provided will house the New Archaeological Museum of Lefkada island in western Greece, following the approval of the plans provided by the Culture Ministry, the latter announced on Wednesday, according to ANA.

Artifacts from the island are housed in a wing of the Lefkada Municipality Cultural Center, which serves as the current Archaeological Museum of the island. The island's antiquities range from the Middle Neolithic period to 1864 when the Ionian island was incorporated into the relatively new modern Greek state.

The future museum will have a surface area of 2,460 square meters. It will include permanent and periodic exhibition halls, storage, conservation labs, and a library and archives, among other spaces. In its courtyard, it will exhibit stone architectural pieces that are now kept in storage.