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Former Greek Minister to Visit Melbourne

geroulanosFormer Greek Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos, along with his sister Irini Yeroulanou, co-director of the Benaki Museum, were invited to attend the launch of the “Gods, Myths & Mortals” exhibition, held at the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne, on Wednesday, September 10.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on Friday, September 12, and is part of a ten-year collaboration between the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne and the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, aiming to bring 8,000 years of Greek culture and civilization to Australia.

Yeroulanos was Minister of Culture and Tourism (now Ministry of Culture and Sports) from October 2009 to May 2012. During his run, he paved the way for the creation of tourist markets for Greece in Russia, Israel and China, and contributed to the restoration of the country’s image internationally.

He studied history at Williams College in the US and has a Master’s degree of Public Administration from Harvard University and an MBA from MIT.

He was also Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Secretary-General for Greeks Abroad, Director of the Political Bureau of the President of PASOK George A. Papandreou and Secretary of Party Communications, acting as campaign manager for the European Parliament elections in June 2009 and the national elections in October 2009.

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