Museum of the City of Athens
Museum of the City of Athens Vouros - Eutaxias is a museum in Athens, Greece. It houses a collection of a variety of Athens-related items collected by art collector Lambros Eutaxias and it includes antiquities, Byzantine art, paintings, drawings and metal, glass and textile works. Also it includes furniture arranged in typical living rooms of the Athenian aristocracy of the 19th century and this building was the first royal palace of Greece under the reign of King Otto of Greece. Official website City of Athens www. athensinfoguide. com www. greece-museums. com
The Epigraphical Museum of Athens, Greece, is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. Its collection comprises 14,078, mostly Greek, inscriptions and it is situated in the south wing of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Only the courtyards and four rooms are open to the public, a full photographic archive of the collection is being assembled for future visitors. Inscriptiones Graecae, Consilio Et Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarium Berolinensis Et Brandenburgensis Editae Ministry of Culture, The Bellybutton of the Ancient World
Byzantine and Christian Museum
The Byzantine and Christian Museum is situated at Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in Athens, Greece. It is one of the most important museums in the world in Byzantine Art, in June 2004, in time for its 90th anniversary and the 2004 Athens Olympics, the museum reopened to the public after an extensive renovation and the addition of another wing. The gallery is situated on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 22, down the street from the Hilton Athens and it can be reached with the Athens Metro at the Evangelismos station. Byzantine Art List of museums in Greece Official website Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is a museum in Athens, created by the renowned Greek jewellery designer Ilias Lalaounis. The ILJM is located near the Acropolis, at the corner of Karyatidon and it comprises 50 collections of a total of over 4,000 jewels and small ornaments dedicated to the history and art of jewellery making. The permanent exhibition displays more than 3000 pieces designed in the period 1940-1992, the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is housed in two adjoining buildings which are connected internally, one located at 12 Kallisperi Street and the second facing Karyatidon Street. The building at 12 Kallisperi Street dates to the 1930s Athenian modernist movement, from 1968 until the museum’s founding, the workshops of Ilias Lalaounis Greek Gold, the first modern jewelry workshops in Greece, were located here. Today this building houses the exhibition spaces on two levels, a gift shop, a café and an auditorium/hall which can be used for a variety of functions. There is a rooftop terrace, the museum was renovated in 2003-2004 based on the architectural plans of French architect, Bernard Zehrfuss, while the project was carried out by Greek architect, Vassilis Gregoriadis.
The ILJM was the first museum in Greece designed to be accessible for visitors with disabilities, the building facing Karyatidon Street is Art Deco and probably dates to the 1920s. Originally it was the home of the founder and namesake. Today it houses the offices and extensive research library. The permanent exhibition features over 3,000 jewelry items and micro-sculptures from 50 collections designed by Ilias Lalaounis between 1940 and 2002, the ILJM’s mission is foremost educational. The ILJM offers a multitude of programs for school children from pre-school through high school, special interest. It organizes lectures and workshops on jewelry and the decorative arts, internships for university students are available. The ILJM research library contains more than 5000 volumes, including rare ones. Its holdings are focused on jewelry, the history of art, folk art, photography, architecture and it is open to the public by appointment. Official site Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism City of Athens listing
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, established in October 2000, is the sole national institution focused only on collecting and exhibiting contemporary Greek and international art in Athens. Anna Kafetsi, Ph. D in Aesthetics- Art History and former curator for 17 years of the 20th century collection at the National Gallery of Athens, was appointed founding director of EMST. It is located in proximity to the center of Athens as well as the archaeological sites of the city, including the Acropolis. Currently, the restoration of the building is in progress in order to state of the art facilities for the permanent collection, periodic exhibitions, educational programs. Pivotal aspect of the EMST’s artistic policy is the enhancement and enrichment of its permanent collections with works from Greek and international artists. There are two main axons according to which the collections are structured, a one, dating from the second half of the 20th century. The museum is developing its permanent collections through purchasing works of art as well as soliciting donations, EMST aims at developing, within the next few years, a core collection of works representative of the basic directions of contemporary art.
Tsurumaki. Lewis and Tessera. A rich collection of art has been built. Both centers will be developed with the support of the Ministry of Culture, special educational booklets for Primary and Secondary education, as well as editions with the Museum new Acquisitions. A series of editions of Critical Essays on contemporary art, as well as artists monographs based on unpublished material of The Archives of Greek Artists is being prepared, also, a project for the exchange of editions with institutions in Greece and abroad has already been initiated. Greek artists and galleries have granted to the archives related to contemporary Greek art. The archives are constituted by catalogues, exhibition invitations, audiovisual material, texts by artists, critiques, reproductions of works, the donation of the archives of Bia Davou and Pandelis Xagoraris by their son Zafos Xagoraris is exceptionally significant. National Gallery Municipal Gallery of Athens Benaki Museum, Athens State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki EMST website EMST blog City of Athens www. athensinfoguide. com
Railway Museum of Athens
The Railway Museum of Athens, was founded by the Hellenic Railways Organisation in 1978. It is currently located at 4 Siokou Street, next to the mainline from Athens to Inoi, the museum has a collection of items related to the history of rail transport in Greece, many of them exhibited in its five rooms. The museum is open daily from 09,00 to 13,00 except Mondays, photography in the museum is permitted from 2015 onwards. The museum has limited space. The rolling stock collection is exhibited in Hall B and consists mainly of 1,000 mm metre gauge vehicles, exhibited rolling stock includes the following, Krauss 0-4-0T metre gauge steam locomotive 4, Tiryns. Couillet 0-6-0T metre gauge steam locomotive A-5, Messolongion, of the former Northeastern Greece Railways, couillet 2-6-0T metre gauge steam locomotive Γ-211. 2-6-0 metre gauge locomotive Z-7505 of SPAP, Societé Alscacienne de Constructions Mechaniques Grafenstaden, cail 0-6-2RT750 mm steam locomotive no 4 of Diakofto Kalavrita Railway with ΔΚ-111 3rd class passenger coach.
Β151 2-4-0 metre gauge steam locomotive made by Henschel & Sohn, Cassel, Εα204 Batignolles 2-6-0T standard gauge steam locomotive, converted to a snowplough. Built at Piraeus Works of Athens & Piraeus Railway as a gift to King George I for the 25 anniversary of his reign and it was first exhibited at the Olympia International Exhibition of Athens. Open coach, a present of Oriental Railways to Sultan Abdul Aziz of the Ottoman Empire, mAN/EIS standard gauge tram vehicle 63 of the former Piraeus Harbour Tram of Hellenic Electric Railways S. A. Three industrial locomotives from Eretria Chrome Mines, An 0-2-0T industrial 600 mm steam locomotive made by Jung, an 0-2-0T industrial 600 mm steam locomotive made by Orenstein & Koppel. An industrial 600 mm diesel locomotive made by Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz AG, in poor condition, the following 1,435 mm EIS/ISAP rolling stock is in oper air storage awaiting renovation, Tram car EIS54 of Piraeus Harbour tram. EIS59 overhead line maintenance vehicle of Piraeus Harbour Tram, EIS31 Goossens steeple-cab electric locomotive.
EIS 501A trailer for first generation EMU, an electric railcar of Piraeus-Perama light railway. Electric Railways Museum of Piraeus Museum web page
The Benaki Museum and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, is housed in the Benakis family mansion in downtown Athens, Greece. In 1931, the Benakis donated the house in Athens and their collection of more than 37,000 Islamic. More than 9,000 artifacts were added by the 1970s, Benakis remained active in the museum until his death in 1954. Under the directorship of Angelos Delivorrias, the museum added more than 60,000 objects and documents, some of which were purchased, Delivorrias opts to focus on displaying donated items in order to encourage public participation and strengthen the communitys ties to the museum. The museum focuses on the fact that Greek history does not begin and end with specific events, in 2000, the Benaki Museum reopened following a $20 million renovation and restoration of the building, which had been damaged in an earthquake. The renovation allowed it to become the museum in Greece that brings visitors through all ages of Greek culture.
It is unique in that it does not focus on nationalism, although the museums director, Angelos Delivorrias, came up with the idea to refocus the museum and its exhibits in 1973, more than 25 years passed before he was able to make this a new reality. This reality involved moving the collections of Islamic Art and Chinese porcelain with painting to other locations so that the main museum in Athens would focus solely on Greece. As part of the museums re-focusing on Greek culture, its Islamic collection was moved to a new home in 2004 in time for the Athens Olympics, the new museum has new galleries for temporary traveling exhibits. Covering Islamic art from the 7th through the 19th centuries, it has a collection of Ottoman art from the Empires peak in the 16th century. List of museums with major collections of Islamic art Sabetai, Athens, Research Centre for Antiquity of the Academy of Athens. ISBN9789604041015 The Benaki Museum Benaki Collection Postbyzantine ecclesiastical works Benaki Museum - Ebook by Latsis Foundation
USS Charrette was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, named for Lieutenant George Charrette, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Spanish–American War. Entering service during World War II, she spent her career in the Pacific theatre, placed in reserve following the war, Charette was transferred to Greece in 1959 and renamed Velos. Velos remained in service until 1991 and was turned into a museum ship at Palaio Faliro. Charrette was launched on 3 June 1942 by the Boston Navy Yard, the ship was commissioned on 18 May 1943, Commander E. S. Karpe in command. Charrette cleared New York 20 September 1943 to escort the aircraft carrier Monterey to Pacific service. Arriving at Pearl Harbor 9 October, Charrette took part in training exercises until 10 November and these strikes neutralized enemy air opposition to the landings at Makin and on Tarawa which followed. Twelve days later, the destroyer screened battleships in a bombardment on Nauru. Continuing north, the arrived at Funafuti 21 January 1944 to prepare for the operations against the Marshall Islands.
From 23 January to 5 February 1944, Charrette screened the carriers in a series of strikes on Kwajalein, on the night of 4–5 February, Charrette left her screening station to investigate a radar contact reported by one of the battleships. After tracking the contact to 3,200 yards, she opened fire on the target, the next day, Charrette moored in the newly-won Majuro Lagoon. Katori, and a submarine chaser were sent to the bottom by TG50.9, a mighty force was assembled at Majuro for this bold thrust deep into Japanese-held waters, which sailed on 22 March. Charrette joined in beating off a Japanese air attack on 28 March, the carriers returned to Majuro 6 April, and sailed 7 days to strike at airfields and defenses on New Guinea itself and to provide direct support to the landings at Humboldt Bay 22 April. After replenishing at Manus, Charrette sailed on with the carriers to screen strikes against Truk 29 April, Charrettes next contribution came in the lengthy Marianas operation, for which she sailed 6 June 1944.
As the carriers came into position on 15 June, scouting aircraft spotted a 1, 900-ton freighter, after successful strikes, Charrettes group wheeled south to concentrate with the Fast Carrier Task Force to meet the Japanese naval force known to be coming out. On the night of 20 June, she participated in the memorable night recovery of the last strikes, flashing beacon lights, and rescuing aviators forced to ditch by lack of gasoline. On 21 June, the force steamed back to cover the invasion forces in the Marianas, hurling strike after strike at Guam, Rota. Charrette fired in the bombardment of Chichi Jima 5 August, returned to Eniwetok for training operations, on 12 October began the most important part of these strikes, against Formosa, which provoked return attacks by Japanese aircraft on the carrier forces. Charrette aided in splashing attackers and driving off the raids during which the cruisers Canberra, Charrette joined the screen which guarded the cripples during their slow retreat from enemy air range, rejoined her carrier group for the dash north to intercept the approaching Japanese force
Emfietzoglou Gallery Museum
The Emfietzoglou Gallery Museum is an art gallery in Athens, Greece. It is sited in Marousi near the metro station and its founder Prodromos Emfietzoglou gave his private art collection of over 500 works to the public. These days the Emphietsoglou gallery offers a review of 750 works of modern Greek art including some of the best paintings from the last 200 years, since 19th century Prodromos Emfietzoglou and his family due to their interest in Greek art were collecting works of various Greek painters. Their passion in combination with many artists donations led in 1999 to the foundation of the museum, today the collection is composed of paintings, photography and video installations. The museum is cited in Maroussi in 3.000 m2 next to the collectors residence, today there are about 750 works of 260 Greek artists. The last years several educational happenings are arranged and it is calculated that about 20.000 students took part in these happenings. Anavryta, Athens 15126, Athens, 0030-210-8097100 Opening hours, Sun 10 am -6 pm - Educational programms, Teu-Wed 9.45 am,11.30 am.
Art in Modern Greece Greek art Works of Emfietzoglou collection Greek article-photo of the Museum Article about the collection