MISSION STATEMENT

The Benaki Museum aims to:

  • preserve and make accessible as widely as possible its diverse collections through all available channels of communication and display;
  • support research onto history, archaeology and the study of material culture, architecture, photography, visual and performing arts and literature;
  • educate and engage its audiences through permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions, courses, programmes, events, publications and openly available resources;
  • play an active role in fostering social cohesion, safeguarding world heritage and inspiring intercultural dialogue; and
  • maintain a dynamic connection with ongoing cultural processes in Greece and beyond.
  • 5 OPEN-TO-PUBLIC MUSEUMS
  • 1 READY TO OPEN
  • 5 ACTIVE ARCHIVES
  • 7 CONSERVATION LABORATORIES
  • 120.000 ARTWORKS FROM THE PALEOLITHIC TO THIS DAY
  • 181.000 VOLUMES IN GREECE’S LARGEST MUSEUM LIBRARY
  • 481 BOOKS
  • 5 MUSEUM SHOPS
  • 3 CAFE - RESTAURANTS
  • 35 TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS IN 2016
  • 475 CULTURAL EVENTS ORGANISED LAST YEAR
  • 22.750 CHILDREN AND 297 ADULTS IN
  • 287 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
  • 895 ARTWORKS FROM THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTIONS TRAVELLED AROUND THE WORLD

HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM

MANAGEMENT - STAFF

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