The Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum houses an extraordinary collection that reflects the vitality and diversity of Greek art, characterised by magnificence, continuity and consistency.
The Museum’s main goals are: the safeguarding, preservation, documentation and exhibition of this collection; the advancement of the understanding and enjoyment of Greek Art, from prehistoric times until today, the use of the collection for purposes of research, cultural education and creative entertainment.
Due to its location and its proximity to significant archaeological sites, monuments and museums, the Canellopoulos Museum invests in collaborations and initiatives that extend its work beyond its premises, into the surrounding neighbourhood, the city and across the world. The Museum is open to all, without exception, offering space for a productive dialogue between the past, the present and the future.
Since its inauguration in 1976, the Canellopoulos Museum has established a strong connection with its audience, other museums and cultural institutions. It contributes to the cultural exchange of ideas, the strengthening of education, and the promotion of mutual understanding and cooperation. It aims to serve as a living space and facilitator for collaborations, by promoting contemporary artistic production inspired by thousands of years of creative expression, as reflected in its collection.