The Museum is housed in a simple two-storey building designed by the architect Stamos Papadakis and built in 1981, with a donation from the Vassilis and Elizas Goulandris Foundation. Upstairs are the findings from the excavations in the settlement of the Geometric period in Zagora, as well as surveillance material (aerial photographs, models, etc.). The ground floor exhibits sculptures and reliefs from the Archaic and Roman eras that come mainly from Paleopolis, the ancient capital of the island. In the rest of the ground floor we find inscribed plaques and architectural members from churches of the Byzantine period. Among the most important and impressive exhibits of the Museum are the headless Kouros, Hermes of Andros, a Hellenistic copy of the homonymous Praxitelis and the trunk of Artemis, a Roman copy of an original work of the 2nd century B.C.
The Museum, which was inaugurated in 1979, was created in order to house and present the collection of works of the Andriot sculptor Michalis Tombros, which he bequeathed to his particular homeland and part of the Foundation's collection, which includes works by the most important Greek artists (G. Zongolopou , Sofias Vari, Taki, G. Gaiti, etc.). Thanks to the great impact that the museum had on the public, it was decided to expand it, and so in 1986 the new wing was inaugurated, opposite the old, larger area. Here, during the winter, part of the Foundation's collection is exhibited, which consists of works by contemporary Greek and foreign artists. During the summer season, exhibitions of international artists are organized and accompanied by illustrated catalogs, cards, posters, screenings of films about the life and work of the artists, covered with guided tours and educational programs.
The Nautical Museum of Andros, together with the square and the statue of the "Invisible Sailor", is a donation of the Nick I. Goulandris family. It was founded in 1972 and records the naval tradition of the island through naval instruments, maps, old charters, lithographs and models of Andrian ships.
Kairios Library was established by Presidential Decree in 1987 as a Non-Profit Legal Entity under Private Law. Its inspirer and creator is the historian Dimitrios I. Polemis. It is housed in a neoclassical building donated to the Cairo Library by the Kampani family. It is governed by a five-member Council chaired by Leonidas G. Kampanis. To operate it relies on the support of its friends, from time to time sponsorships of institutions. Today the Library holds about 60,000 volumes of publications (many of which are old, hard to find editions), manuscripts, an extensive archive that is utilized and includes more than 1000 files in addition to other especially large volumes such as the shipping of Andros and its justices of the peace ( which he acquired by order of the Ministry of Justice), many works of art (icons - among them one of Emmanuel Jeanne of exceptional art, - paintings, collection of ancient pottery and statuettes, etc.), objects of historical value and objects of popular culture. The Library has a lending section and a section with children's books. The Cairo Library has set up a fully equipped modern bookbinding and maintenance workshop. The workshop organized training seminars on bookbinding, preservation of old books and documents as well as preservation and recording of folklore objects. In these seminars, co-financed by the European Social Fund, more than 100 young people from Andros have been trained, including people with special needs and from time to time young people from abroad who are interested in gaining experience in bookbinding and restoration of old books and paper. .
The foundation of Petrou and Marika Kidonieos was founded in 1994, located in Chora Andros on Kairi Street.
The Foundation of Petros and Marika Kidonieos is a public benefit Foundation that was established with the aim of establishing and operating a cultural and spiritual center in Andros.
The main goal of the Foundation is the promotion of cultural things on the island of Andros but also indirectly in the rest of Greece.
The Foundation within the framework of its cultural purpose presents art in its broadest and most complete form without border barriers, but always giving priority to the Greek space: art, music, literature, theater, dance are at the center of its interest.
The course of the Foundation is generally based on two parts. One is a permanent and stable offer to the world of Andros, on an annual basis in order to relieve and exit the spiritual and cultural quests of the place and create "breath" in times when the "movement" on the island is really limited. The second part is the events which also constitute the center of gravity of the total events of the Foundation, which take place during the summer season.
An equipped Ceramics Workshop for children and adults has been operating since 1997. Classes are offered free of charge to students.
Since 1998, lessons of Musical Instruments (mandolin, guitar, piano) have been delivered for children aged 7-18. Both the provision of the instruments and the courses are offered free of charge.
Since 1994, Byzantine Music lessons have been given to children and adults. Classes are offered free of charge to students.
The Museum is housed in a building of the community of Paleopolis, sponsored by the Vassilis & Eliza Goulandris Foundation.
His collection includes sculptures, statues, coins and inscriptions, found during the excavations of the site of the ancient capital of the island of today's Paleopolis.
Paleopolis was an important Ionian city with 12 centuries of life (6th century BC-6th century AD).
The most important exhibits are the marble lion, a marble statuette of Artemis and a marble slab with the only fully preserved hymn in Greece in honor of the goddess Isis.
The old ice factory of Mantzavelakis at the entrance of the country has been restored and in its premises is presented a typical urban Andrian house with its cellar, as well as Andrian products and professions. The upper part of the building that functioned as an olive mill, is dedicated to the Christian Art of Andros during the 18th century until the beginning of the 19th. The floor is divided into three sub-sections that refer to the Hagiography, the Ecclesiastical Silver and Gold and the wood-carved Templars of the churches of Andros.
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