CAMU holds an exceptional collection of masterpieces from antiquity to the post-Byzantine period that demonstrates the continuity of Greek art. The establishment of the Canellopoulos Museum was an act of social contribution, with Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos donating to the Greek state the collection they created with love and devotion over many years. Since 2019, the Museum operates as a legal entity under public law, an innovative example of partnership and cooperation between the public and private sector. The continuous and generous support of the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation is significantly contributing to the Museum’s work and future.
Located in Plaka neighbourhood, the Museum is housed in two neighboring buildings: the neoclassical Michaleas Mansion, provided by the Ministry of Culture in 1972, and the New Wing, donated by Alexandra Canellopoulou and the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation in 2007. A welcoming oasis in the heart of Athens, the Museum invites you to enjoy the rich history of Greek art within. Along with its participation in numerous international exhibitions and research projects, the Museum offers a wide range of events and educational programmes that allow a deeper understanding and appreciation of its permanent collection.