12 April – The Art of Healing in Byzantium
A new exhibition entitled ‘Life Is Short, Art Long’ examines the art and practice of healing in Byzantium from Roman times to the late Byzantine period. The collection examines faith, magic, and rational medicine as methods of healing. It traces the ‘art of healing’ from the foundations laid by Apollo, Asklepios, Hippocrates and Dioscorides, and also examines the roles of the physician saints. Among the objects on display are amulets, medical and botanical manuscripts, marble carvings and medical equipment. The exhibition runs until 26 April at Pera Museum.