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04/05/2016 - Benaki Museum and Turkish Airlines announce their cooperation
A major new collaboration begins between the Benaki Museum and Turkish Airlines, which will be the "Official Travel Sponsor" of the Foundation.
With the prestige that characterizes them, the two sides join forces to travel culture all around the world.

With constant presence in Greece for the past 69 years, Turkish Airlines connects Greece with 292 destinations in 117 countries, acting as a "bridge" for the Greek living abroad worldwide. Now, as a "Travel Sponsor" for the Benaki Museum, is offering its customers the opportunity to experience a trip to the Greek culture,using their boarding pass and tempting entrance fee of one euro (€ 1), will have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking world of collections of an important Greek museum.

Benaki Museum, the most active museum institution of Greece, narrates uniquely the story of the Greek culture in bringing it in dialogue with the cultures of the world. Characterized by a“satellite” structure, it comprises six museums, five archives and an extensive library, over 500,000 objects of art covering the entire spectrum of Greek art (from prehistoric times to the present day), as well as European, pre-Columbian, African, Chinese and Asian, Islamic arts. Furthermore, the Museum preserves and displays rare works and documents relating to Photography, Architecture, History, Theatre, Music, Literature and Childhood.

This cooperation will enhance the visibility of the Benaki Museum exhibition activity abroad, working in parallel as a gateway to Greek civilization for all passengers of Turkish Airlines visiting Greece.

Turkish Airlines Athens General Manager Mr. Alp Yavuzeser emphasized that “Our airline not only carries passengers to more than 292 destinations in 117 countries but also it carries and promote cultural experiences and strengthen ties between people of the world.”

In the perspective of the internationalization of the Benaki Museum, which is one of the main strategic lines of the newly appointed Director, Mr. Olivier Descotes, the latter underlined “the importance of this strategic partnership, which will allow the Museum to be able to achieve his goals in terms of extroversion in Europe and in the world.”