In May 2022 the opening ceremonies of two new Museums have been taken place: the Museum of Contemporary Art “Constantin Xenakis” (MCX) in Serres-Greece and the Historical Museum of Petrich in Petrich-Bulgaria. The creation of the two Museums has been financed mainly by the project CULTURAL DIPOLE, of the INTERREG Programme, V-A “Greece-Bulgaria” 2014-2020.
Since their opening the two Museums have attracted many visitors: pupils, students educators, teachers, professors, tourists, inhabitants of the greater area of the two cities etc.
According to data collected by the Municipality of Serres and more specifically K.E.D.I.S., the department responsible for the operation of MCX, during the months following the official opening, the number of visitors is shown in next table.
Number of visitors
Also, according to data provided by the Municipality of Petrich from May until December 2022 more than 4800 visitors have visited the Historical Museum.
In the Technical Annex of the CULTURAL DIPOLE project, an Index has been stated (C009) of 4000 expected visitors, during the first year of operation in total for the two Museums. The aforementioned stated target haw been oversubscribed, since the total number is more than 8300 visitors.
The two Museums left visitors with very positive impressions, also the two Museums have attracted the interest of many Media, in Greece and in Bulgaria. In addition the continuous care of the two Municipalities for the proper function of the two Museums, guarantee that visitability will further increase in the future, to the benefit of the whole interborder area.