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Benaki Museum announces grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

July 21, 2016

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has approved a grant to the Benaki Museum to fully cover the repair and restoration works as well as the cost of the necessary equipment for the Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor House in Kardamyli. This unique property will soon start operating as a centre for hosting notable figures from the intellectual and artistic worlds as well as a centre for educational activities in collaboration with Institutions in Greece and abroad. 

AEA worked with the Benaki Museum to create a business plan serving as a road map for the museum as it moved into a new chapter following the donation of the Patrick Leigh Fermor House. Patrick Leigh Fermor was an author, scholar, and soldier hailed as Britain's 'greatest living travel writer' and so the business plan aimed to synthesize his legacy and vision for the PLF House with financial and operational assumptions that would solidify the Benaki Museum's place as one of the primary cultural destinations in Greece. In this new chapter, the Patrick Leigh Fermor House as part of the Benaki Museum aims to acquire a prominent position among similar centers of its kind across the world, to promote Greek culture, contribute to cultural dialogue and encourage bonds between academics, researchers, and young authors, and to contribute to local tourism and economic development of Kardamyli, Mani, and Greece.