On the centenary commemoration of the Lausanne Convention's signing, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens presents an enlightening exhibition spotlighting a monumental humanitarian endeavor etched in history: the American relief aid extended to Greece from 1918 to 1929.

This exhibition brings into focus the tireless efforts of diverse individuals, ranging from political appointees and philanthropic leaders to educators and dedicated relief workers. Motivated by a sense of duty rooted in their Christian, patriotic, or personal beliefs, they collectively played a pivotal role in reshaping Greece after 1922.

The exhibition draws on a rich array of resources, including correspondence, official documents, rare publications, photographs, artifacts, posters, short films, and handmade crafts. These treasures, curated from the extensive collections of the ASCSA and borrowed from various institutions, converge here for the first time, weaving a compelling narrative of profound significance.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday, October 17 in Cotsen Hall at 7.00pm.


Duration: October 17, 2023 – February 18, 2024

Opening Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12.00 – 18.00

                       Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00

Free admission

Guided tours to groups can be arranged by appointment at: msmali.genn@ascsa.edu.gr