The program of “Adoption” is an innovative sponsoring opportunity of the Benaki Museum.

It enables donors to cover the costs of a Curatorial, Managerial or other positions on an annual basis. Each donor can select the department and activity of the Museum that wishes to support and see the contribution transforming into results, supporting the operation of the Museum. Eighteen such adoptions have been undertaken since the initiation of the program in 2012:

Dimitris Arvanitakis Head of the Publishing Department Mr. and Mrs. Tassos and Angele Nomikos
Natalia Boura Head of the Neo-Hellenic Architecture Archive Anonymous Donor
Maria - Christina Destouni Giannoulatou Head of the Educational Programmes Department E.J. Papadopoulos S.A.
Anastasia Drandaki Byzantine and Post-byzantine Collection Curator Neptune Lines
Eleftheria Gkoufa Paper Conservator Mrs. Lisa Sardegna and Mr. David Carillo
Sophia Handaka Curator of the World Cultures Collection Intracom Holdings
Polyna Kosmadaki Curator of the Paintings, Drawings and Prints Collection Mrs. Lulu Zein
Ioanna Moraiti Head of the Archive at the Nikos Hadjikyriakos - Ghika Gallery National Bank of Greece
Mina Moraitou Curator of the Islamic Art Collection Agnes Varis Charitable Fund
Irini Papageorgiou Curator of the Department of Prehistoric, Ancient Greek and Roman Collections Mr. Michael Chandris
Constantinos Papachristou Head of the Nikos Hadjikyriakos - Ghika Gallery National Bank of Greece
Vassilis Paschalis Head of the Conservation Department The Samourkas Foundation
Xenia Politou Curator of the Modern Greek Culture Collection Aigeas A.M.K.E.
Tassos Sakellaropoulos Head of the Historical Archives and Manuscripts Department Mr. and Mrs. Achilleas Constantakopoulos
Haris Siampanis Chief Financial and Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee Mr. and Mrs. Constantinos Martinos
Nikos Trivoulidis Fundraising and Development Director Mr. and Mrs. Constantinos Martinos
Aliki Tsirgialou Head of the Photographical Archives Anonymous Donor
Liana Tsombanoglou Head of the Pireos Street Annexe and the Events Department Mr. and Mrs. Constantinos Martinos
Further information on how to participate in the sponsoring program   212-6875299,
The adopters of the positions of the Head of the Publications Department, the Curator of the Byzantine and Post-byzantine Collection, the Head of the Conservation Department and the Curator of the Modern Greek Culture Collection participate in the program with a 5-year commitment.


Benefits for Sponsors:

1. Press release to announce the sponsorship cooperation
2. Press conference if the Department of Educational Programmes is sponsored
3. If an entire section is sponsored, the support given by the organisation concerned is displayed on a plaque. 
4. The Sponsoring Organisation’s logo is shown on the Benaki Museum website.
5. The sponsorship is announced on the sponsors page of the Benaki website
6. The sponsoring organisation’s contribution is announced on Department of Educational Programmes’ page on the Benaki website
7. A Newsletter announcing the sponsorship given by the organisation is distributed. 
8. The sponsorship by the organisation is announced on all the Museum’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
9.  The sponsorship given by the organisation is mentioned on all the printed material produced by the Department of Educational Programmes 
10. Guided tours are available for all the employees and associates of the organisation
11. Free hires of museum spaces and reductions in the cost of hiring additional spaces for exhibitions to be arranged by the organisation
12. All the benefits enjoyed at the Corporate Donor level