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The Hellenic Museum’s CEO John Tatoulis was the recipient of the Award for Service Delivery to Multicultural Victoria for his contribution to the Arts. Mr Tatoulis was recognized for using the arts as a means to celebrate cultural diversity by engaging the wider community.
As the CEO of Australia’s Hellenic Museum, Mr Tatoulis’ mandate has always been to promote the recognition, understanding and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient and modern Greece.
“Since joining the Hellenic Museum, I’ve worked towards the development of dynamic programming and the procurement of diverse collections that engage both the Greek and wider community,” Mr Tatoulis said.
Mr Tatoulis worked closely with all the ethnic museums in Victoria to develop the Multicultural Museums of Victoria Association, to create a unified cultural sector in Victoria.
“The arts are a universal language that all communities can engage with,” he said. “That’s why awards such as these are important so we can highlight the sector’s contribution in creating a vibrant and inclusive society.”
Presenting the awards on the night were The Hon Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria; The Hon Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria; Helen Kapalos, Chairperson, Victorian Multicultural Commission; and Robin Scott, Minister for Multiculturalism.
Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2015 were held at Government House on Thursday 2 December.
L-R: John Tatoulis, CEO, Hellenic Museum; The Hon Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria; with Christine Bowden.
Helen Kapalos, Chairperson, Victorian Multicultural Commission presents Mr Tatoulis with his 2015 VMC Award.