Private Tour by Dr. Maria Georgopoulou of the exhibition “In the Name of Humanity: American Relief Aid in Greece, 1918-1929” at the Gennadius Library
The CAA cordially invites you to join us at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Gennadius Library on Saturday, February 17th at 12:15 pm for a guided tour led by the Director of the Gennadius Library, Dr. Maria Georgopoulou, on the current exhibition:
“In the Name of Humanity: American Relief Aid in Greece, 1918-1929”
The Exhibition is organized by the Archives and the Gennadius Library of the ASCSA and curated by Eleftheria Daleziou, Maria Georgopoulou and Natalia Vogeikoff- Brogan. It highlights the monumental humanitarian endeavor of American relief aid extended to Greece from1918 to 1929, focusing on the tireless efforts of diverse individuals, ranging from political appointees and philanthropic leaders to educators and dedicated relief workers. Motivated by a sense of duty rooted in their Christian, patriotic, or personal beliefs, they collectively played a pivotal role in reshaping Greece after 1922.
The exhibition draws on a rich array of resources, including correspondence, official documents, rare publications, photographs, artifacts, posters, short films, and handmade crafts. These treasures, curated from the extensive collections of the ASCSA and borrowed from various institutions, converge here for the first time, weaving a compelling narrative of profound significance.
Let’s convene at 12:15 pm at the entrance on Souidias Street, as the tour will start promptly at 12:30 pm.