The Hellenic Museum was founded in 2007 and is based in the Melbourne at the former Royal Mint building. The Hellenic Museum’s aim is to promote “the celebration, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient and modern Greece”.
The museum’s collections include: Cypriot Antiquities, Greek antiquities from southern Italy and exhibitions focussing on Greek settlement in Australia. In 2013, the Hellenic Museum partnered with the Benaki Museum in Greece to house a permanent collection of antiquities for a ten-year period.
The Masterpieces of the Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, include:
- Cycladic Figurine
- Cycladic Footed Cup
- Cycladic Pyxis
- Head of a Cypriot Herakles (Hercules)
- Greek “Illyrian type” Helmet
- Goddess with Diadem
- Myrtle Wreath
- Name: Hellenic Museum, Melbourne
- Founded: 2007
- Location: Melbourne, Victoria
“Honour is priceless and glad be he who has it.” Greek Proverb
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