Contemporary Jewelry in Greece
The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Kallisperi 12, Athens
16 - 21 May 2022
The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum (ILJM) is the first museum devoted to the art of jewelry in Greece and one of the very few of its kind in the world. The ILJM is a non-profit cultural organization and opened to the public in December of 1994. The Museum acts as an international center for jewelry and decorative crafts, with an emphasis on silver and goldsmithing as well as contemporary studio jewelry.
Today the ILJM permanent collection includes historic and contemporary jewelry and decorative arts. The major emphasis of the displays is given to the 50 collections designed and supervised by Ilias Lalaounis between 1957 and 2002. The displays are selected to give an overview of 4.500 jewelry and microsculptures that Lalaounis presented in exhibitions worldwide to promote his work. Inspired by the history of world art, the history of ancient Greek art and social aspects that complement the second half of the 20th century, contemporary technology, nature, and children’s designs, the artist left a substantial archive of designs, jewelry tools and macquettes of special commissions.
Since 2001 the Museum collects historic decorative arts and jewelry as well as enriches its collection with contemporary artistic jewelry from Greek and International artists. Two Temporary exhibitions per year display historic and contemporary jewelry and decorative arts from other Museums and private collections. From School groups to catered visitors tours the Museum offers in its renovated spaces the best of jewelry tours in the world. Educative school and cultural programs are renewed yearly with new insights on cultural education and contemporary jewelry techniques. The research library, the video rooms, the museum shop, and the coffee shop are accessible daily to offer both children and adults a variety of facilities with Tours, Lectures, and Workshops on related themes.
Monday – Saturday: 09:00-15:00
Closed on Sundays & National Holidays
General Admission: 5€
The event follows all required guidelines of the public health authority to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
Closest Metro Station: Acropolis
Metro to Venue: 5 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility YES