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06 Sep 2010

Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation

The Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation was established in 1979. It is a non-profit organisation for public benefit, whose main objective is to support and promote the visual arts. In order to support cultural development and artistic creation in Greece, from 1986 onwards the Foundation has also been awarding scholarships for post graduate studies abroad on subjects related to art.

The Foundation, however, is also active in the field of social welfare and relief. It has constructed, outfitted, and is continuing to maintain the Home for the Elderly “Estia Athinon”. In addition, it has renovated the two pavilions of the Old People’s Home of the Athens Charitable Society. The main objective of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation is to support the arts in general, and the visual arts in particular. Apart from the annual exhibitions, the Foundation has established, since 1986, a scheme regarding post-graduate scholarships on subjects related to art and has carried out significant donations, like the assignment of the Archaeological Museum on Andros to the Greek state.

Aside from the cultural activities, the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation is also active in the field of social welfare. The construction, outfitting and maintenance of the Old People’s Home Non-profit Institution “Estia Athinon” and the renovation of the two pavilions of the Old People’s Home of the Athens Charitable Society are examples of that.