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Maria Callas Museum in Athens

Posted by Vivi Charitou on April 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

In these times of flashing images and hurried information, it is important that we do something more substantial, more significant that will remain in the city and honor the country and the people that glorified it in its contemporary history.

 

The creation of the Maria Callas Museum in Athens is imperative.

 

We would like to share with you the joy of creating the Museum. We will give you a “digit...

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A new museum in the center of Athens. The first Industrial Gas Museum

Posted by Vivi Charitou on January 24, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Athens gasworks, the site where “Technopolis”City of Athens is located, reopens its gates to the public approximately 30 years after its operation closedown, as Athens’s first industrial museum.

The Athens gasworks was established in 1857, just three years after the Douroutis silk mill, in order to cover the city’s need for pub...

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Princesses of the Mediterranean in the Dawn of History

Posted by Vivi Charitou on December 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Regal ladies or princesses; priestesses or healers; women of authority or knowledge; local women, who stood apart from the rest; other women, who accepted and adopted the cultural traits of different societies or of the men they married in their homeland – local or foreign men – or even those women, who for reasons of intermarriage, traveled from one place to another, are the women this exhibition examines. ...

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Athens Print Fest

Posted by Vivi Charitou on September 25, 2012 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Athens Print Fest/ Second Edition–Plan B, the second edition of the International Festival of Engraving and Printmaking, organized by the City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization and the Greek Printmakers’ Association with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, will take place at various city locations from Oc...

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BE THE CHANGE!

Posted by Vivi Charitou on September 17, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)



Be the Change is a global action, which shares the human stories that unite us as world citizens and is related in how we can change this world.

25 cities around the world, among them Athens, via the Inside out project and the France artist JR, have joined their forces in this global action. Aim of this action is to bring a...

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Costas Tsoklis converts the entire "island of tears" Spinalonga to a monumental work of art

Posted by Vivi Charitou on September 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

12 years ago I visited the island of Spinalonga in Crete, an island which has a rich Greek, Venetian and Ottoman history and was subsequently used as a leper colony, to isolate people suffering from Hansen's disease from the healthy population. Unfortunately the island remained unknown for a long time. In 2005 Victoria’s Hislop first novel “The Island” reminded and learned to a lot of people the drama that charging emotionally this place and Spinalonga became known in all ...

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Surrealism essence blows in Andros Island, Greece

Posted by Vivi Charitou on August 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Until the end of September the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation and its Museum of Contemporary Art, in Andros island in Greece, presents a thematic tribute to Surrealism, one of the greatest and most subversive art movements of the past century. Surrealism was a movement of protest set to challenge all that had been the accepted norm mainly in the art of verse, and by implication also in the visual arts. Rather th...

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Historic Breal's Silver Cup, Marathon Winner's Cup from the First Modern Olympics, returned to Greece. Acquired at Christie's Auction by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Posted by Vivi Charitou on April 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

                                           

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has acquired Bréal’s Silver Cup, the first Marathon Winner’s Cup presented to Spyros Louis at the inaugural Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, in a heated auction held at ...

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Pan-European award for the PIOP of the Piraeus Bank

Posted by Vivi Charitou on April 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

There is not even a chance feeling proud less when one agency as Europa Nostra, which shows excellent pan-European initiatives in the field of culture, in a unique way proving that the great heritage of Europe is its own culture, honors with a special award in the Dedicated Services, a Greek organization. This is the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP). In more specific, the Thematic Museums Network set up with great success, giving thus rejuvenate the re...

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13th Francophone Film Festival of Greece in Athens

Posted by Vivi Charitou on March 21, 2012 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

When we are referring to the cinema we would say that without France there would be an irreplaceable gap in the history of cinema. We must not forget that French were the ones who invented it.

The French cinema always brings out the human emotions and reactions that causes them and combines all together with realism.

The Francophone F...

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