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  • From the Field We are proud to announce that during the months of August, September and October 2017, the research collections of the Gennadius Library were tagged with RFID security tags and the books, including the periodicals of the “Dory Papastratou Reading Room,” were moved to new mobile shelving in the new Ioannis Makriyannis Wing, which will be officially inaugurated in June 2018.
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Καλώς Ήρθατε

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.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες

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

VIDEOCAST - Inauguration Ceremony of the Ioannis Makriyannis Wing

06/29/2018
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“Triumph Over Time” in Ano Koufonisi

06/29/2018
"Τriumph Over Time," a film about Greece produced in 1947 by the American School, will be played during the summer on the island of Ano Koufonissi, at the old δημοτικό σχολείο, which has been renovated to house the island's antiquities collection. The event is part of Constellations in the Dirt (Αστερισμοί στο Χώμα) organized by NEON and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

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Finally in Our New Home!: The “New” Consolidated ASCSA Archives

06/25/2018
After several months of extensive remodeling (Nov.2017-March 2018), two months of relocating (April -May 2018), we finally made it to our new home: The East Wing of the Gennadius Library (a.k.a Gennadeion East).

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