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Mission Statement

                                                                          Our Mission

TEACHING

  • Support students and supplement their work with material from Nemea and surrounding areas
  • Maintain a strong and constantly-evolving teaching/mentoring program in classical archaeology

RESEARCH

  • Publish discoveries and recent work in a timely manner
  • Encourage scholars at every level to study the architecture and materials at Nemea and its surrounds
  • Maintain the Nemean Archive in Berkeley and Greece and make it accessible to scholars and students
  • Plan for future excavation and study seasons at the site and its neighboring archaeological sites

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Conserve and display finds at the Nemea Museum and present them in a publicly-engaging format
  • Preserve and enhance Nemea as a public educational asset for visitors and locals
  • Create a regional center for classical archaeology at Nemea

Long-term plans for the Nemea Center

The archaeological site of Nemea has provided a rich suite of resources for students, scholars, and visitors for more than thirty years.  This site will continue to offer opportunities to learn about and do research in classical archaeology in a remarkably well-preserved site.  The site itself is one of the most beautifully displayed in Greece with a museum that brings the ancient site to life for thousands of visitors each year.  The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology will make the site an ever more effective place where this strong tradition of teaching, research, and public service can flourish.  During future seasons, the Nemea Center will:

  • Actively and imaginatively support undergraduate and graduate student work with material from the site
  • Maintain and enhance a teaching program in classical archaeology for students from Berkeley and other institutions; this will include field-school sessions at Nemea and nearby Mycenae and Aidonia under the auspices of the U.C. Berkeley Summer Sessions
  • Coordinate and encourage the publication of material from the site
  • Assess prospects and plan for future excavation at the site and surrounding areas
  • Conserve finds at the museum in preparation for publication and display (as well as providing training in conservation and curation for graduate students)
  • Work with the Greek Archaeological Service to preserve the site and enhance it as a public educational asset
  • Maintain the Nemean Archive in Berkeley and make it available for scholarly use
  • Work with other institutions and scholars to create a regional center for classical archaeology, which encompasses excavations, regional survey, public education through the Museum, and historical studies.