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Tribute to Turkish Photographer Ara Güler at Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum in Athens will present on May 12 the award-winning Turkish documentary "The Eye of Istanbul" by directors Binnur Karaevli and Fatih Kaymak, which tells the story of renowned Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Güler during the preparation of a...

Exhibition of Works by Thomas Hope Opens at Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Sixty works of Dutch and British merchant banker, author, philosopher and art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), which present Istanbul during the era of the Ottoman Empire, are hosted in an exhibition titled “Thomas Hope: Drawings of Ottoman Istanbul” at...

Greece's Benaki Museum Selects Former IFA Head Olivier Descotes as New Director

The 40-year-old former head of the French Institute in Athens (IFA), Olivier Descotes, will replace Dr. Angelos Delivorias at the helm of Greece’s prestigious Benaki Museum starting on March, the museum announced on Friday. "The selection of Olivier Descotes by the...

The First Greek ‘The Big Pop Up Store’ in Gstaad Switzerland

The Lascaris Foundation in cooperation with "The Big Pop Up" launched the first Greek "The Big Pop Up Store" in Gstaad, Switzerland, in order to present Greek designers and Greek fashion to an international audience. More than 85 Greek jewelry, clothing...

4 Greek Food Celebrations to Satisfy Demanding Palates

Three special gastronomic events will take place in Athens, the "Athens Food Festival" at the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF), the "Greek Flavors Festival" at Technopolis, and the "Gastronomy Days" at the Benaki Museum, while the "Sani Gourmet Food Festival"...

Benaki Museum Hosts Soloúp Exhibit

Soloúp - pseudonym of cartoonist Antonis Nikolopoulos -- has a unique way of looking at things. For him it is important to comprehend what you are looking at and read between the lines. Therefore, he approached Ayvalik, Asia Minor...

'Depression Era' Exhibition in Athens

  An exhibition entitled "Depression Era" has opened at the Benaki Museum in Athens. The theme is the economic crisis and the new reality in Greece. Depression Era is a collective project of more than 30 artists, photographers, writers, researchers, architects, journalists...

Greek Treasures Exhibition at Hellenic Museum of Melbourne

The Hellenic Museum of Melbourne will host the exhibition "Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia" which opens on Wednesday, September 10. The inauguration of the exhibition, which comes from the renowned Benaki Museum in Athens, will be attended...

Former Greek Minister to Visit Melbourne

Former 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...

International Museum Day Celebrations in Athens

The theme of this year’s International Museum Day, which is on May 18, 2014, is “Museum collections make connections.” The Athens Organization of Culture Youth and Sports will participate in the celebration with various events at the city's most important...