Malcolm Wiener Awarded Gold Cross by the Hellenic Republic
June 8, 2015
In a special ceremony at the Embassy of Greece in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 3rd, ASCSA Trustee Chairman Malcolm Hewitt Wiener was awarded the Gold Cross of the Order of Honor by the Hellenic Republic for his contribution to the study of Aegean Prehistory.
The decoration, on behalf of the President of the Hellenic Republic, was presented by the Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Mr. Christos Panagopoulos, who praised the vision and generosity of Dr. Wiener. Dr. Wiener, expressing his gratitude for the recognition, spoke warmly about the importance of studying those first complex societies of the western world and referred to the quantum leaps made possible by the use of innovative scientific applications.
In 1982, Dr. Wiener founded the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP), the largest in the world in this field of research, which continues to fund the excavations in the Aegean and fellowships for scholars.
Dr. Wiener has long been associated with the American School. Aside from his tenure on the Board of Trustees of the School, his vision and support are responsible for the School's Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science. Read more about the Wiener Laboratory.
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From left to right: Robert McCabe, President of the ASCSA, Mrs. Carolyn Wiener, Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos, Dr. M. H. Wiener, and George Orfanakos, Executive Director of the ASCSA