ATHENS – On the occasion of the International Museum Day, May 18, dedicated to the theme "The Future of Museums: Reflection and Restart,” the Museum of Cycladic Art launched a digital fundraising campaign addressed to the international audience, with the aim of expanding its mission regarding community programs.
Following a prolonged lockdown, museums in Greece are opening again. This period was particularly difficult, especially for private institutions, such as the Museum of Cycladic Art, which do not rely on state funding for its operation.
The Museum's programs did not cease, they simply took other forms. The Museum managed to remain active by communicating with its audience online.
As Kassandra Marinopoulou, President of the Museum, stated: “Acting as a living cell of our society, we had to close our physical doors, but at the same time, we opened our digital ones. We invited people to connect with us from all over the world. We continued to provide workshops for children and educational seminars for our friends and supporters while transitioning our exhibitions to the digital world by creating microsites for everyone to visit from home. We connected Greeks and philhellenes around the world with the power of our art, culture, and education. These activities were only possible because I am blessed to have a great team working for our Museum. A team that has allowed over 6,500 seniors from Greece to visit the Museum through programs targeting people over age 65. A team that is working with thousands of children from Greece and all over the world to provide educational workshops. A team working with teenagers experiencing learning and developmental disabilities. A team that makes no distinction between different backgrounds serving people of all ages, colors, and religious beliefs.”
With this new campaign, the Museum encourages its international digital visitors to support the Museum's work and help ensure the continuation of the Museum's programs to all social groups.
The funds raised will go toward:
Keeping and further developing the visits specifically designed for the elderly, as well as the Museum’s elderly programs.
Organizing visits and educational workshops at the Museum for children with learning and developmental disabilities.
Increasing distribution of Museum Kits both in Greece and abroad.
Bringing educational programs and workshops to life outside the Museum, in various social services capacities.
Those interested are free to choose their donation amount, as well as the program they wish to support. Donations are accepted through the Museum's website: https://cycladic.gr/en/page/donations.
Museum of Cycladic Art
4 Neophytou Douka Str
106 74, Athens
Phone: (+30) 210 7228321-3