Cycladic Art Museum
Cycladic Art Museum was founded in 1986 in order to house
the collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas
and Dolly Goulandris.
Starting in the early Sixties, and with a permit by the Greek
State, the couple collected Greek antiquities, with special interest
in the prehistoric art from the Cyclades islands.
was augmented during the Seventies, following the two main directions
it had been given in the previous years: the Cycladic Collection, which was now given a slight preference owing
to the scholarly importance of the subject and the ever growing international
interest and the Ancient Greek Collection, covering Greek art from the 2nd millennium
B.C. to the first centuries A.D., which was also enriched with significant additions.