The much-anticipated exhibition, In the Kingdom of Alexander the Great – Ancient Macedonia» (Au Royaume d’Alexandre le Grand – La Macédoine Antique), will travel to the Louvre Museum, through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The exhibition will run from October 13, 2011 to January 16, 2012. Designed to introduce visitors to the richness of the artistic heritage of northern Greece, the exhibition will showcase several aspects of Macedonian culture, such as, its artistic production, the everyday life of men and women, its religion and its death rituals.
The exhibition, which is curated by a team of Greek and French experts, brings together 500 works that trace the history of ancient Macedonia, from the fifteenth century B.C. up to the Roman Empire. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the rich artistic tradition of northern Greece, the treasures of which remain rather unknown to the general public, due to the relatively recent nature of archaeological discoveries in the region.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is an international philanthropic organization, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. The Foundation’s activities are worldwide in scope, with emphasis on Greece and the support of Greek-related initiatives. The Foundation funds organizations and projects that exhibit strong leadership and sound management and that have the potential to achieve a broad and lasting impact. The Foundation actively seeks to support projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as effective means for serving public welfare.
Since the beginning of its grantmaking efforts in 1996, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation has provided total grant commitments of nearly $1,300,000 through more than 2,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in 95 national around the world.