“Contemporary Minoans”

The G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation sponsor of the cultural event «Contemporary Minoans». 

Aiming to promote the cultural wealth of Greece, G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation is the sponsor of the cultural event «Contemporary Minoans».

In Crete, for the first time, important Greek artists who inspire and promote the Minoan civilization internationally.

The Branding Heritage Cultural Organization co-organizes with the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the British School of Athens and the Region of Crete a two-day cultural event within the framework of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, entitled “Contemporary Minoans”, aiming at highlighting the timeless influence and broad impression of Minoan Civilization in world scene of modern creation.

The events take place on 11-12 May 2018 in Knossos and Heraklion, Crete, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ministry of Tourism and Greek Tourism Organization.

The first day of cultural events is devoted to the revival of Minoan gastronomy and will take place in the garden of the Knossos Research Center of the British School of Athens. The “Cooking like Minoans” event includes a meal inspired by the Minoan diet, which will be prepared by the archaeologist and founder of Minoan Tastes Dr. Jerolyn Morisson as well as a guided tour by the Director of the British School of Athens, Professor John Bennet and the Curator of Knossos, Kostis Christakis.

In the framework of the event will be held workshops of ancient technicians (loom: Alexandra Theocharis, Klotho, wrought jewelery: Voula Karabatzaki visual artist, jewelery designer, thread: Fai Hatsi, clothing designer) and exhibition of original contemporary creations with Minoan references from Sophia Kokosalaki, Mary Katrantzou, Ancient Greek Sandals, Spyridon Tsagarakis, ZEUS + DIONE, Polina Sapouna Ellis, Croquis by Qupa, Faye Chatzi, Bernice R. Jones, Philomela, Klotho, Xenia Nefelly Vlachou – Marmarometer, Voula Karampatzaki, Anna Kitsou Ceramic Jewelery, Anaktae.

The presentation of contemporary jewelery is curated by the staff of the Museum and the presentation of modern clothing by the Culture and Cultural Management Consultant Elena Mavromichalis. The exhibition will last for 1 month.

The event at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is open to the public.

An electronic pre-registration is required here.