We bring the Museum to you

30 May 2016

The Hellenic Museum visits members of the Greek community to celebrate Hellenic culture, history and arts in Australia outside of the former Royal Mint building

Members of the Brighton Greek Senior Citizens Club and Highett Greek Seniors Club were treated to a special presentation by the Hellenic Museum's Evelyn Darzanos at the Brighton Library last Friday.

About 20 senior citizens, who find it difficult to visit the Museum, were informed and entertained in Greek during this presentation. Evelyn discussed the history of the Museum, its collection and its special events through and included an audio-visual presentation so the elderly could see the priceless Greek treasures housed within the Hellenic Museum. Evelyn also discussed the importance of the Museum in celebrating Hellenic culture, history and arts in Australia.

Above: The Hellenic Museum’s Evelyn Darzanos presents to the senior citizens.

Natasha Kamenev, Community Services Librarian / Local History Officer 
Family, Youth & Cultural Services, Bayside City Council said the Hellenic Museum “is a keeper of the Greek community history”.

“Evelyn’s visit brought so many memories to our audience,” she said adding its importance to the Greek community in Bayside.

The presentation is part of the Hellenic Museum's community and education outreach program where the Museum goes out to visit members of the community who are isolated either through mobility, location or language.

“Everyone appreciated that it was in a library, familiar venue and the environment for our audience as most of our clients are elderly people,” she said.

Above: Members of the Brighton Greek Senior Citizens Club and Highett Greek Seniors Club

‘It was well-tailored for the needs of our borrowers,” she said. “Everyone was impressed with Evelyn’s knowledge of topic and her Greek as well.”

If you would like to learn more about the Hellenic Museum’s Community Outreach Program, call (03) 8615 9016 or email info@hellenic.org.au