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Active presence in the cultural upgrading of Greece

Cultural Actions

PIOP organizes cultural actions of high standard, such as archaeological, visual arts, photograph exhibitions and others, in the the Multi-Purpose Halls of the Museum Network. The actions are in harmony with the character of each museum and the local history of each region. The Foundation often collaborates with local agencies to realize these actions as well as offering the use of the Halls to house events under these agencies’ initiative.

Key cultural actions in 2011:
  • 10 exhibitions,
  • 28 guided tours to Greek and foreign officials, participants of scientific meetings, university students, tourist agents, the Association of Graduate Tourist Guides, local functionaries, Association of Friends of Greek Museums,
  • Other actions of which 8 in collaboration with third parties,
  • Adjustment of the exhibition Myrtis: Face to Face with the Past  for people with disabilities through the application of special museum solutions, in collaboration with The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece.

Academic events

PIOP organizes a multitude of academic events both at its headquarters in Athens and at its Network museums. These events focus on recording and promoting industrial heritage and in-depth study of the techno-economic aspects of modern Greek society. The organization of these events is realized in collaboration with universities, scientific organizations and/or local agencies. One of PIOP’s scientific events is the organization of the “Three-day Working Meetings” dedicated to the basic sectors of traditional technology and economy. These events are aimed one the one hand at developing creative, cultural relations among the research institutions concerned with promoting historical research on the economy and technology and on the other at the exchange of knowledge with agencies and enterprises seeking historical prominence of the actions in their field.

In this manner::
  • the connection between historical research and modern economic life is achieved,
  • historic research in the field of basic food and export Greek products is promoted
  • a collection of information and visual material which documents the history of each production field is compiled, and
  • the results of all the studies are made available to anyone interested, as PIOP edits and publishes their Proceedings.