“Ambassadors of contemporary Greek Art, three generations of Painters”
Hellenic Museum in Melbourne
The museum was founded in 2007 by businessman and philanthropist Spiros Stamoulis and is based in the Melbourne City Centre district at the former Royal Mint building. The Hellenic Museum’s aim is to promote “the celebration, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient and modern Greece”. The Museum’s current Chairman Harry Stamoulis has continued his father’s pursuit of cultural partnerships and collaborations through philanthropy in the arts.
The Hellenic Museum hosts both temporary and permanent exhibitions and collections: Collection of Greek antiquities from southern Italy, a collection of cast ancient Greek statues from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Greek National Archaeological Museum and an exhibition focusing on Greek settlement in Australia from the early 1800s until today. In 2013, the Hellenic Museum partnered with the Benaki Museum in Greece to house a permanent collection of antiquities in Melbourne, which commences in 2014 for a ten-year period.
Exhibition from Greece
ARTNCULTUREGHIKA successfully organized the exhibition ” AMBASSADORS OF CONTEMPORARY GREEK ART – THREE GENERATIONS OF PAINTERS “creative concept and couratorship : Alexandra Ghika. 26 painters , 45 Art Works. Under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Organization of Greece. The exhibition’s aim was the promotion of Greek Art in Melbourne. It was inaugurated by the Premier of Victoria, the Ambassador of Greece in Canberra and the President of the Hellenic Museum.