Benaki Museum – Athens



The Benaki Museum houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop. This video, narrated by Willem Dafoe is dedicated to the history of the Benaki Museum and its founder and offers a brief overview and visual representation of what the museum has to offer.

Additional information

School subject

Art and Design, History

Type of Museum

History museums

Exhibit type

Ceramics, Decorative arts, Graphics, Histroric Artifacts, Painting, Sculpture

Student age range

6-12, 12-15, 15-18

Education Level

Primary, Secondary

Period covered

The Middle Ages (A.D. 476 -A.D. 1450 ), Early Modern Era (A.D. 1450-A.D. 1750), Modern Era (A.D. 1750-Present)

Country of Origin



English, Greek


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