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In Memory of Dolly Goulandris

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Dolly Goulandris, founder of the Museum of Cycladic Art, passed away on February 15, following a battle with cancer. In 1985, London-born Dolly founded the Nicholas P. Goulandris Museum – named after her husband – and donated to it their collection of Cycladic and ancient Greek art. This unique collection is housed in the Museum of Cycladic Art.  In his message of condolences, Culture Minister Michalis Liapis said: “Dolly Goulandris created one of the most modern and important museums in Greece. She contributed a great deal to the protection and promotion of our cultural heritage. She leaves a legacy to the younger generations by which she will be remembered forever.”  Athens News: Dolly Goulandris dies

Cycladic Treasures

Celebrating its 20th birthday, the Museum of Cycladic Art has published an anthology entitled “Aegean Waves: Artworks of the Early Cycladic Culture in the Museum of Cycladic Art at Athens.” The publication offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Cyclades through the natural environment and the society of the glorious civilization of that time, as well as to obtain essential information on the function of the intriguing and most well known artifacts, such as the figurines.
Up to date texts, colourful illustrations, maps and chronological tables, complete the content of a must have publication that respects the academic standards by promising an enticing reading also for the non-specialists.