Maria Callas honoured with new museum in Athens

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A new museum dedicated to Maria Callas has opened its doors to the public, honouring her life and many achievements.

Located in Athens, the museum is based on a new experimental model which encourages visitors to discover and immerse themselves in several different areas of the legendary sopranos career and personal life.

The outgoing mayor Kostas Bakoyannis speaking at the opening. Photo: AMNA

Currently, the museum has 1,000 items on display, with many of the objects donated by several agencies and individuals such as the Maria Callas Greek Society or saved during the 2000 international auction of Callas memorabilia which took place in Paris.

During the grand opening, outgoing mayor Kostas Bakoyannis acknowledged the debt of honour Maria Callas gave to Greece and how the museum is the first in the world to recognise her many achievements. 

Source: AMNA

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