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Mission Statement

  • Mission Statement
  • Long Range Plans

Our Mission


  • support student work with Nemean material
  • maintain a teaching program in classical archaeology


  • publish discoveries
  • encourage scholars to study Nemean materials
  • maintain the Nemean Archive in Berkeley and Greece
  • plan for future excavation


  • conserve and display finds at the Nemea Museum
  • preserve and enhance Nemea as a public educational asset
  • create a regional center for classical archaeology at Nemea

Long range plans for the Nemea Center

The archaeological site of Nemea has been a rich resource over the last thirty years.  This site will continue to provide opportunities for students and scholars to learn about and do research in classical archaeology.  The site itself is one of the best displayed in Greece with a museum uniquely effective in bringing an 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 2009-2013 The 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 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
  • Conserve finds at the museum in preparation for publication and display
  • 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 would encompass excavations, regional survey, public education through the Museum, and historical studies.