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Say Cheese! Athens To Join Museum Selfie Day

    The ubiquitous 'selfie' has become a part of modern life and on Wednesday Athens' Benaki Museum will be using them to encourage visitors to say 'cheese' in front of its valuable art collections. The first Museum Selfie Day was in January...

Jean Paul Gaultier Presents Greece-Inspired Creations at Benaki Museum

Renowned fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier presented his "Paris-Athens" collection at a glamorous event at the Benaki Museum on Tuesday, with all proceeds going to the museum. Wearing a Greek flag T-shirt he designed himself, Gaultier welcomed his guests at...

Astonishing Photos of Athens circa 1917 go on Display

Rare photographs of Athens and its life a century ago will go on display for the first time in Greece at Benaki Museum. The material comes from the French military archives, with photographs taken by two French soldiers turned photographers,...

Check Out the Art Nouveau Exhibition at Benaki Museum Until May 21

An exhibition on the Art Nouveau movement, featuring select items from a museum in Karlsruhe, Germany opened its doors to the public at the main building of the Benaki Museum in Athens. The exhibition, entitled Art Nouveau: From the collections...

'Art Nouveau' Exhibition at Benaki Museum

The Culture Ministry in cooperation with Badisches Landesmuseum and the Benaki Museum are organizing an exhibition entitled "Art Nouveau" from the collections of the Badisches Landesmuseum of Karlsruhe, in Athens, from April 5 to May 21. The inauguration will...

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Albert Mayer's 'Olympic Games 1896' Photo Exhibition U.S. Tour

The Benaki Museum is launching its first crowdfunding campaign to support the U.S. tour of its next exhibition, the presentation of the album of German photographer Albert Mayer from the first modern Olympic Games of Athens in 1896. The exhibition...

'Room 18 – The Design of a Typical Hotel Room' Exhibit Opens Friday at Benaki Museum's Pireos Street Annexe

Room18 is an entire exhibition dedicated to the design of urban hotel rooms in Greece and opens its doors at the Benaki Museum's Pireos Street Annexe on Friday, November 18. The exhibit features three life-size room designs that won awards...

Stavros Niarchos Foundation to Fully Repair and Restore Patrick Leigh Fermor’s House

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) approved on Thursday a new donation to the Benaki Museum to fully cover the repair works and the restoration of the Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor House as well as its equipment, near the...

Athens Photo Festival 2016 Opens Its Doors Until July 31

Athens Photo Festival 2016, the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe will is opening its doors from June 9 until July 31, 2016, at the Benaki Museum, presenting a wide spectrum of works of both emerging and...

Benaki Museum to Host Photo Exhibition 'The Journey. People on the Move'

The Board of Trustees of the Benaki Museum, in collaboration with the organization SolidarityNow are hosting the photo exhibition "The Journey. People on the Move" Eight Leading photojournalists put together 140 photos, and tell the story of the journey of the...