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Η Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη είναι η βιβλιοθήκη της Αμερικάνικης Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών με εξειδίκευση στην Ελλάδα μετά το τέλος της αρχαιότητας.

Οι συλλογές ξεπερνούν τους 120.000 τόμους και συνεχίζουν να αυξάνονται. Ακόμα διαθέτει τα προσωπικά αρχεία γνωστών πολιτικών, λογοτεχνών και καλλιτεχνών.

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Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 120,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures.

Located in an architecturally significant building across the street from the main American School campus, the Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, from ancient to modern times. In addition to its role as a library and research institution, “the Gennadeion” is also an active participant in the Athenian and international community through its public lectures, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, and publications.

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Gennadius Library News

Gennadius Library acquires manuscript with eyewitness testimony of the 1826-1827 siege of Athens

At the most recent Vergos Auction the Library acquired a rare manuscript bearing the title "Short Description of the Events around the Siege of Athens" (Σύντομος περιγραφή τῶν διατρεξάντων εἰς τήν Ἀκρόπολιν τῶν Ἀθηνῶν, εἰς τήν πολιορκίαν) [c. 1827].

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Starting in the fall of 2017, Blegen library is undergoing a major reclassification project.

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Gennadius Librarian attends training at Oxford

Gennadius Senior Librarian attended The History of Libraries Summer School – 15cBOOKTRADE at Oxford, Lincoln College from July 3 to July 5.

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