The inauguration of “The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” exhibition took place in Ottawa, Canada, in the grand hall of the Canadian Museum of History. Approximately 1,000 people attended the largest inauguration event that has been held at the museum over the last 20 years.
Taking the baton from Montreal (where the exhibition showed unprecedented success) and in the presence of the Greek Ambassador to Canada, George Markantonatos, the Canadian Ambassador to Greece Robert Peck and former Greek Ambassador to Canada, Eleftherios Angelopoulos, as well as the Greek Culture Ministry general secretary Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, the Canadian Museum of History opened the spectacular exhibition to the public.
In his speech, the Canadian Museum of History President Mark O’Neill praised Greece for its generosity and the excellent coordination of the 25 museums that collaborated to make the exhibition a reality, while he noted with satisfaction the public’s great response to the exhibition opening.
George Markantonatos noted that the exhibition sheds light on Greece’s rich cultural heritage and especially the country’s northern part, Macedonia. In addition, he referred to the importance of the exhibition for the promotion of Greek-Canadian cultural relations and the importance of historical memory in the progress of the international community.
The exhibition is presented on a 1000 square meter area and it is complemented by the impressive visual material provided by the National Geographic Society, as well as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies digital application.