The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Museum Type Special Interests
City Athens
Address 12 Kallisperi Str., Acropolis,
Postal Code 117 42
Fax 210-9237358

Museum Description

The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in Athens was founded in 1993 as a private non-profit foundation devoted to the art of jewelry. It opened to the public in 1994 and today houses in its permanent collections more than 4000 models of jewelry and micro-sculptures, from 50 collections, designed by its founder Academician Ilias Lalaounis, between 1940 and 2000.Since the year 2001 the Museum has opened its doors and collects jewelry and other decorative arts from different periods and various cultures.

The Museum's cultural role focuses on promoting the history of jewelry and the goldsmith's art. A number of temporary exhibitions, research programs, publications and other cultural programs are continuously being presented. Further initiatives include social work and educational programs for students which use all the Museum's facilities, such as a library, a prototype jewelry workshop for hands on experience, and audio visual material.

Permanent collections and temporary exhibitions emphasize in practical jewelry-making and design, decorative and other applied arts and enhance the displays in a stimulating experience. The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is the first and only jewelry museum in Greece.

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