The Hellenic Museum was founded in 2007 and our mission is to inspire Australians about Hellenic culture from the ancient to the contemporary. 


The Hellenic Museum is a not-for-profit organisation run by a team of passionate professionals and volunteers.


The Hellenic Museum is focused on building artistic partnerships with Greek and non-Greek artists, reimagining Greek culture through a contemporary lens. 


By bringing together multiple artistic disciplines and perspectives, the Hellenic Museum presents a holistic experience of Greek culture and the contribution it has made, and continues to make, to society today.



The Hellenic Museum was founded by the late Melbourne businessman and philanthropist Spiros Stamoulis. Having emigrated from Greece to Australia as a 12-year-old in the 1950s, Spiros went on to build a series of successful businesses which enabled him to give back to the city which had embraced both him and his family.

 A passionate Hellene, his vision was to create a cultural institution which would promote an understanding and enjoyment of Greek Classical and contemporary culture, art and history. To achieve his vision, Spiros developed and funded what would become the Hellenic Museum. This generosity is maintained by his family who continue to be the major benefactors of the Museum, ensuring Spiros' vision continues into the future.


The Hellenic Museum is dedicated to the memory of Nafsika Stamoulis. Her passion for Greek culture and the arts inspired her family to establish this museum in her honour. 

To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to live forever. 

Αστέρι μας μικρό θα
είσαι πάντα λαμπερό
στον δικό μας ουρανό