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President Pavlopoulos Officially Opens New Wing of Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki

The President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos officially opened the new wing of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki on Sunday afternoon. In his remarks, President Pavlopoulos noted the need to remember that the Holocaust was the most atrocious crime against humanity...

Van Gogh, Picasso, and El Greco Masterpieces Find New Home in Athens

A new museum displaying international contemporary and modern art will soon open its doors in the heart of Athens. Opening on Wednesday, October 2, after twenty-six years of planning, the time has finally come for the long-awaited opening of the...

Forgotten Sculpture of Alexander the Great Found in Greek Museum's Storage

An ancient sculpture of Alexander the Great was recently discovered in a Greek museum's storage room, a leading archaeologist revealed recently on Facebook. Angeliki Kottaridi said the sculptural portrait of the Macedonian king had been forgotten for years in the...

London’s Tate Modern to Host Exhibition of Greek Artist Takis (video)

An exhibition of Greek artist Takis' most prominent works will kick off on July 3rd at the Tate Modern Institute in London. The exhibition will last until October 29th and will host some of the most important and intriguing artworks...

World's First Museum Dedicated to Lost Atlantis Opens on Santorini

The world’s first museum dedicated to the mythical -- but perhaps real -- island of Atlantis opened recently on Greece’s idyllic island of Santorini. The world-renowned Greek destination now hosts a museum which offers an opportunity for visitors to discover and...

Cyprus’ Ayia Napa To Create Mediterranean’s First Underwater Museum

Ayia Napa, Cyprus' most popular tourist destination, is set to have the first-ever underwater museum in the Mediterranean, soon to be created off the island's Pernera Beach. On Friday, June 14, the mayor of Ayia Napa, along with Cypriot authorities and...

Digital Museum of Greek Immigration to Canada Inaugurated in Montréal

The official inauguration of the new Digital Museum of Greek Immigration to Canada took place on Friday, May 24, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Part of ''ImmiGrec'' and supported by Greece’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the new Museum has developed a...

Turkey’s Erdogan Repeats Threats To Turn Hagia Sophia Into Mosque

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated on Friday his intentions to change Hagia Sophia's status from Museum to Mosque. Erdogan has made Hagia Sophia one of the main topics of the political discourse in Turkey ahead of Sunday's local...

Alexandria’s ”Graeco-Roman Museum” Set to Reopen After Years of Renovation

The ''Graeco-Roman Museum'' of Alexandria, Egypt is due to reopen in the following months, after years of expensive restorative work and renovations. The museum, which was established in 1892, contains thousands of beautiful and priceless artifacts dating back to the Graeco-Roman...

Ancient Greek Technology Museum Candidate for European Museum of the Year

The Costas Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in Athens was nominated as the  "European Museum of 2019" by the European Museum Forum (EMF) on Thursday. The results of the prestigious competition will be announced in May of 2019. The Kostas Kotsanas...