The memory of the Acropolis in the Kolettis house, Kathimerini Newspaper (10.05.2023, p.15). The article is published in Greek.

The emblematic archive of 300,000 documents of the restoration work carried out on the Acropolis monuments since 1975 will be housed in the neoclassical building on Polygnotou Street, also known as the Kolettis House. The detailed study for the regeneration of the building, along with the accompanying buildings, was approved in 2019. The commission was awarded by the “Friends of Acropolis Society” with a grant from the P. and A. Kanellopoulos Foundation.


“The Canellopoulos Museum is located on Theorias Street, on the northern slope of the Acropolis, between the “ancient city”, as defined by the Acropolis and other monuments, and modern Athens. The dialogue it seeks to develop between yesterday and today, to understand how one affects the way we see the other, is among the museum’s priorities.”

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The Press Release of the Ministry of Culture and Sports:

The re-exhibition of the masterpieces of the Elefsina Archaeological Museum was inaugurated by the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni. This is one of the first archaeological museums of Greece, which reflects the museum and architectural concepts of its time. The re-exhibition aims to modernize the museological approach and exhibition presentation, to transmit the scientific discourse in an understandable way, to upgrade the communication dynamics and educational function of the exhibition through the use of audiovisual media, in order to revive domestic and international interest in Elefsina and its history.

As Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni said in her welcome address, “Implementing the relevant commitment of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Culture and Sports proceeded with the acquisition of the building complex of the Olive Oil Factory, in order to house the New Archaeological Museum of Elefsina, as well as hosting actions of contemporary artistic expression. A few days ago, the Council of Museums gave a positive opinion on the building plan for the new museum, with an area of approximately 4,500 square metres, and preliminary steps have already been taken to launch the tender for the necessary studies by the summer. However, until the long-standing demand for the New Museum takes shape, the Ministry has proceeded with the necessary actions for the upgrading of the infrastructure, the re-exhibition of the permanent collection and the enrichment of the audiovisual and visual aids, and the overall upgrading of the visitors’ experience of the existing Archaeological Museum, which is organically linked to the Archaeological Site of the Sanctuary of Demeter and Cora, where the Great Mysteries were performed for centuries. The building core of the Museum dates back to the end of the 19th century, one of the oldest in Greece, with subsequent additions, modifications and repairs of various periods, the last of which was made after the great earthquake of 1999. For the realization of this absolutely necessary and important project, which is today attributed to the general public, many Services of the Ministry of Culture and Sports worked hard and methodically, led by the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica. However, the project could not have been completed in time, if it were not for the valuable and decisive contribution of the Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, which with a donation of 500,000 € not only assisted the Ministry financially, but also acted as a catalyst in shortening the implementation time of the project.



The Athens Children’s General Hospital “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou” is pleased to announce a grant of 60,000 euros by Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation. The grant is intended for the Ophthalmology Department and the purchase of a special fundus imaging camera. This camera (with fluorescein angiography), is valuable for the ophthalmological screening of newborns hospitalized at the “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou” hospital, as well as in the units of “Alexandra” and “Elena Venizelos”.  The screening is performed on a weekly basis, in order to detect the development of any retinopathy an treat it successfully and in time.

The Ophthalmology Clinic serves 7,500 cases a year. Such advanced technology equipment allows the hospital to maintain its high level of expertise in children’s fundus pathologies. The imaging camera is considered a tool of great value in modern ophthalmology, dramatically improving the level of services delived to children.

This is the second grant in under three years to the Children’s General Hospital “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou”, preceded by a chemical and thermal disinfection washer for surgical instruments.

A great achievement for the Cerebral Palsy Greece / Open Door was celebrated on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the Education & Rehabilitation Centre “OPEN DOOR”, in Argyroupoli, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Hellenic Republic, the Archbishop of Athens & All Greece, representatives of the government, charitable organizations, and many distinguished friends who have supported the work of OPEN DOOR over the years.

The ceremony was opened by the “Coro Piccolo” Choir of Open Door, followed by the greeting of the President and founding member of the Cerebral Palsy Greece / Open Door, Daphne Economou, who spoke about the 50-year project, the people and events that inspired it, and the achievements – milestones in the field of welfare for people with cerebral palsy.

Greetings of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou followed. A short video by the award-winning director Marianna Economou was shown, which presented the history of the Society from its foundation until today.

Attendees had also the opportunity to attend a special panel, in which a young service recipient, a mother, an executive and a volunteer shared their experiences and the lifelong relationship they have created over the years with the Cerebral Palsy Greece / Open Door. The award-winning theatre group of Open Door, “The Tuesday Troupe” presented the performance “A Brave, New World”, based on Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

The presentation of Honorary Distinctions followed, where Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation was honoured for its long-standing support of the work performed at Open Door. The Honorary Distinction was received by the President of the Foundation, Nellos Canellopoulos.

The event concluded with the Open Door Choir and the entire theatre group on stage singing the wonderful “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban, closing this very special day.


This article has been published in Greek. Newspaper ΕΣΤΙΑ, In the light of a famous sanctuary. History emerges from the waters of the Archipelago, 13 November 2022, p. 32



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This article has been published in Greek. Newspaper DIMOKRATIA, Memorandum of Understanding for the private Stern Collection, 7 November 2022, p. 33


The genetic analyzer is used for more than 16 tests necessary for patients with chronic leukaemias,and the laboratory performs about 6,000 tests annually.


Athens, October 31, 2022 – With the donation of the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos FoundationAurora – Together Against Hematological Diseases, always supporting patients with hematological diseases, managed to fill the urgent need for a new genetic analyzer at the  “EVANGELISMOS” hospital.

The new genetic analyzer, which replaced the older one that had been decommissioned,  is vital for patients with hematologic malignancies. It is used by more than 35 hospitals in the country and for more than 6,000 tests every year necessary to diagnose acute leukaemias, chronic leukaemias and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

Apart from diagnosis, the tests offer information crucial to making timely decisions on the most appropriate targeted treatment, in the early diagnosis of graft rejection or malignancy recurrence, and in the detection of gene mutations.

Aware of Aurora’s activities over the years, “EVANGELISMOS” hospital made a request to the management and to the President and founding member of Aurora, Mr Clemente Pinedo, who promptly took action to ensure that new equipment is purchased as soon as possible to meet this need. On this, Mr Pinedo said: “We wish to thank the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation for immediately responding to our request for meeting such an important need,”  and added: “Procurement of this genetic analyzer is vital as it will serve a very large number of patients from various hospitals nationwide. Aurora, in full cooperation with the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, proved that they stand by our fellow human beings suffering from hematological diseases, helping them continue their treatments and improve their quality of life.”

The director of the Hematology Unit at the  “EVANGELISMOS” hospital, Dr Dimitrios Karakasis said: “It is with great pleasure and emotion that we express our deepest thanks to Aurora for immediately taking action and the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation for its donation. The donation of the genetic analyzer contributes substantially to the normal operation of the Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Hematology and Lymphomas Clinic – Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, constituting another important tool in the early diagnosis and treatment of hematological diseases. We are now pleased to announce that we continue to serve our patients with hematological malignancies, providing all necessary tests for their treatment. “ 

The new analyzer will serve the following hospitals

“EVANGELISMOS”, “G. Gennimatas”, “Sismanogleio”,  “Laiko”, “Ippokratio”, “Metaxa”, “Attikon”, “Agios Savvas”, “Sotiria”, “Agia Olga”, “Agia Sophia”, “Aglaia Kyriakou”, “Aeginitio”, “Elpis”, “KAT”, “Thriassio”, “Agii Anargyri”, “Agios Panteleimon”, Athens Naval Hospital, 251 Air Force General Hospital, 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, “Amalia Fleming”, Athens General Clinic, Metropolitan General, Metropolitan, Iaso, Ygia, Euroclinic, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, “Venizelio” (Heraklion, Crete),  “Agios Georgios” Chania, University Hospital of Rio (Rio, Patras), “Agios Andreas” Patras Hospital, University Hospital of Ioannina, University Hospital of Larissa,  “Vostaneio” Hospital (Mytilene), Tripoli Hospital, Kalamata Hospital, Corfu Hospital, Rhodes Hospital.



Aurora was founded in June 2018 inspired by the need to improve care for patients and offer support to their families, and the desire to increase patient survival rate. Its main objective is to support specialized medical centres in Greece and beyond, and promote the development of research in the field of oncohematology, constantly promoting dialogue and exchange of views within global academia.

For detailed information on the vision, mission and objectives of Aurora-Together Against HematologicalDiseases, please visit:

About the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation

Since its inception, the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation supports actions that promote culture, education and social solidarity. The founders were members of the family of the founders of the Titan Cement Company. For more information visit

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