The Greek Australian Dialogue Series will continue next week with a special video conference held by Haris Siampanis, Chief Executive Officer of the Benaki Museum in Athens.
At this video conference, Siampanis will give Greek Australians an update on how the Benaki Museum is managing and responding to COVID19 and outlining the Museum’s aims and objectives. Siampanis will also showcase the Museum’s development of Greek culture, which Siampanis promises supports knowledge, research and freedom of expression.
The Benaki Museum in downtown Athens displays Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of- the-art restoration and conservation workshop.
Housed in the Benakis family mansion, the museum initially held an ancient collection that included Islamic art, Chinese porcelain and exhibits on toys. Its 2000 re-opening led to the creation of satellite museums that focused on specific collections, allowing the main museum to focus on Greek culture over the span of the country’s history.
The virtual event with Siampanis is organised by Paul Nicolaou, Director of the Business Leaders Council, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Christos Karras, the Greek Consul General in Sydney.
The video conference is open to all Greek Australians who wish to take part, with an opportunity to ask the Benaki Museum Chief Executive Officer a question in the Q&A session.
To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place on the video conference.