31/01/2017 - The photographs from the First Modern Olympic Games travel to America
EXTENSION of the Benaki Museum Crowdfunding campaign
The crowdfunding campaign of the Benaki Museum will be extended until March 2017.
The Benaki Museum is realizing its first electronic crowdfunding campaign on the occasion of the exhibition in America of the photographic album of Albert Mayer from the first modern Olympic Games of Athens in 1896.
The exhibition was hosted in New York City in December 2016 with events at both the United Nations and the Consulate General of Greece.
The campaign aims to raise $100,000 in order to allow the album to continue its tour in at least four additional US cities in 2017.
The exhibits will provide the American public, and especially the Greek Diaspora, an opportunity to admire these extremely rare photographs and to “experience” moments from the first Olympic Games through Albert Meyer’s lens.
Albert Meyer’s photographic album was a souvenir of the Games for the Royal Courts of the time and for the members of the Olympic Games Committee. After the 1945 bombings that levelled Dresden and destroyed his entire archive, the album and the original photographs became rare and valuable.
DONATE through the campaign's platform at crowdfunding.benaki.gr