19 MAY 2017 / Event in honor of the Municipal Museum of the Kalavrita Holocaust

On Friday, May 19th, the Municipal Museum of the Kalavrita Holocaust and the Municipality of Kalavrita held an event at the premises of the Museum honoring the Museum’s recognition by the Hellenic National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

On the occasion of this year’s International Museum Day, ICOM Greece named the Municipal Museum of the Kalavrita Holocaust as the 2017 Museum of the Year.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has supported with a grant the documentation and digitization of the Museum's archives.

The Museum of the Kalavrita Holocaust was established in 1986 and is housed in the primary school of the city, a listed building constructed in 1906. The Museum constitutes the main symbol of the city and safeguards a large number of documents and artefacts, chronicling the lives and destinies of the locals.