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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 - 37th Annual Walton Lecture “English Collectors of Greek Manuscripts at the British Library: Lord Guilford and Anthony Askew”

04/26/2018
Dr. Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Heritage Collections, British Library

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Tour of the 2nd Gymnasium of Glyka Nera

04/04/2018
You can watch a short video of the tour of the 2nd Gymnasium of Glyka Nera to the Gennadius Library by Irini Solomonidi.

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The Ηistory of Greek Printing (15th-20th century) through the Collections of the Gennadius Library

04/04/2018
The Senior Librarian of the Gennadius Library, Irini Solomonidi, presents “The Ηistory of Greek Printing (15th-20th century) through the Collections of the Gennadius Library.” The program is part of the activities of Athens 2018 World Book Capital.

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