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Benaki Museum

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A Greek perspective

The Benaki Museum, established in 1930 by Antonis Benakis, has at its heart a neoclassical-style building in Athens, near the National Garden and the Hellenic Parliament. In this flagship venue, collections of Greek art and crafts are arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century. Nine satellite museums spotlight further collections, including Islamic art and toys from around the world, while temporary exhibitions present various aspects of ancient and contemporary culture. The Benaki Museum is the only institution in Greece systematically supporting Greek artisans at all stages of their work, from inspiration to retail. It includes five galleries and shops showcasing Greek design and crafts and hosts temporary craft exhibitions at the Pireos 138 and the Ghika Gallery annexes. It also organises educational programmes and maintains seven state-of-the-art conservation workshops.

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Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Akis Goumas
Silversmith
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Alexandra Bissa
Weaver
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Dionysos, Greece
Angelos Konstantakatos
Jeweller
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Christos Christidis & Michalis Maidatsis
Furniture maker
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Corinna Coutouzi
Metalworker
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Despina Pantazopoulou
Jeweller
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Dolly Boucoyannis
Jeweller
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Thessaloniki, Greece
George Vavatsis
Ceramicist
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Messinia, Greece
Ilias Christopoulos
Ceramicist
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Iosifina Kosma
Ceramicist
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Aegina, Greece
Katerina Giannaka
Ceramicist
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
London, United Kingdom
Liana Pattihis
Jeweller
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
London, United Kingdom
Manos Kalamenios
Ceramicist
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Aegina Island, Greece
Margarita Ecclesiarchou
Ceramicist
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Maria Grigoriou
Fabric sculptor
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Kifisia, Greece
Rena Athanasiadou
Plastic sculptor
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Aegina, Greece
Theodora Chorafas
Ceramicist
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Paiania, Greece
Thomais Kontou
Porcelain maker
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Kifisia, Greece
Tina Karageorgi
Multimedia sculptor
Master Artisan
Master Artisan
Athens, Greece
Zoe Keramea
Paper sculptor

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