National Glyptotheke

 

Inaugurated in July 2004, the twin buildings of the former royal stables at the Army Park, Goudi, house the first National Glyptotheque of Greece, an annex of the National Gallery. The studies that enabled the renovation project to be included in the 3rd CSF were funded by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation. The installation of the permanent collection of 19th and 20th century sculpture in one of the two buildings and in the 6,500-square metre garden was also funded by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation. The permanent sculpture collection of the National Gallery was inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Karolos Papoulias, on June 27, 2006. Temporary exhibitions, mostly of sculpture, are held in the second building.