Museum of Engravings and Graphic Arts

Museum Type Art & Design
City Athens
Address Ionian Bank, 10 Aghias Philotheis Street, Plateia Metropoleos
Museum Description

The course of the Ionian Bank, throughout its 150 years of life, has run parallel to the course of modern Greek engraving.

To celebrate this anniversary, the Bank decided to create a collection of engravings and graphic arts, with the intention of founding a Museum to house this collection, which would cover the lack of such an institution in Greece.

To date, over 3000 works of Greek engravers have been collected, as well as 300 books and other objects related to the field of Graphic Arts. The present administration of the Ionian Bank has already secured a building to house the collection and is proceeding to the foundation of the first Museum of Engravings and Graphic Arts in Greece, which is also the one of the very few in the whole Europe. The Museum is housed in an attractive neoclassical building in Aghias Philotheis Street, near the Cathedral church Athens.

The Museum aims to cover the entire spectrum of modern Greek engraving as well as that of foreign artists who have chosen subjects related to Greece.

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