On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence the Greek Museum of Adelaide is launching two exhibitions.
The first exhibition, is set to be held at the South Australian Parliamentary Library from March 22 to April 15, 2021 and the second in July at the West Torrens Auditorium.
“The Museum’s first exhibition is an initiative of the South Australian Parliamentary Friends of Greece and Cyprus in collaboration with the South Australian Parliament Library.
“To Greek people, the Parliament is a state institution which functions as a temple of learning and culture. This is what the Greek Museum of Adelaide is aiming to do as well. To maintain, promote and preserve the culture and encourage younger generations of Greeks and non-Greeks alike and to help them engage with this part of Australia’s cultural heritage,” Greek Museum of Adelaide President, Chrysoula Melissinakis, told The Greek Herald.
Within the first two years of its establishment, the Museum has already organised four exhibitions, in West Torrens and Flambouro Hall in 2019 and at Semaphore Greek Festival and Flambouro Hall in 2020, with a vision to expand its operations in the near future.
The exhibits consist of family heirlooms from first- and second-generation Greek migrants in Australia kindly donated to the museum as well as pieces of art from artists in Greece.
“One of our goals is to pass-on the love for our roots and culture to future generations and this is the reason we encourage schools to visit the exhibitions,” said Mrs Melissinaki noting the problems faced by the Museum.
“The fact is that as non-for-profit organisation the Museum has no state or other funding and we only rely on the support of members and donors. Although our financial resources are limited and the lack of a dedicated building is a very important issue that is yet to be solved, we will continue to support this important cultural project we initiated,” said the Museum’s President.
*The Exhibition at the South Australian Parliamentary Library will be held from Monday, March 22 until Thursday, April 15. Public tours are available at 10am and 2pm on non-sitting weekdays for walk in visitors. For more information and details on tours contact the Greek Museum of Adelaide on FB: Greek Museum of Adelaide or text/call Chrysoula on 0457 456 339.