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Teloglion Foundation of Art, AUTH

One of the best designed buildings in the city.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1972 On a donation by Nestor and Aliki Telloglou, the Teloglion Foundation of Art was established.

    1989 Beginning of construction.

    1999 The current building was inaugurated, designed by "Alalitos" team, (Konstantinos Lamprou, Nelli Marda, Konstantinos Moraitis) and Eri Konstantakou.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Here you can admire works of modern Greek painting (Gyzis, Engonopoulos, Mytaras, and others) from the 19th century to today, as well as European, ancient Greek, Chinese, Persian, Thai and Arabic art. This important space of 6,500 square metres is located at the highest point of the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and is one of the most important architectural samples of museum design as well as one of the best designed buildings in the city. It is a building integrated in the landscape, which respects its morphology, takes into account the movement to the university and to the city centre and seeks to highlight the works, without them being “forcibly imposed” on the visitor. An impressive entrance, influenced by the Doric style of architecture, leads to the interior that includes an amphitheatre, a contemporary library of 22,000 volumes and two halls, which serve as educational workshops. One more hall is located in the courtyard, which is linked to the main building with a staircase, and denotes a miniature of Miró’s studio in Majorca.

What I can't see

The mission of the Teloglion Foundation is to bring the arts to the public, especially to children, to record and study the country’s cultural heritage and to encourage the cooperation between artists and scholars. The heart of the museum is the impressive collection of Nestor and Aliki Telloglou –a donation to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki– and is housed in the building’s three-storey exhibition hall, in a total area of 2,500 square metres.



Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (d.u.), Τελλόγλειο Ίδρυμα Τεχνών Α.Π.Θ., [Teloglion Foundation of Art A.U.Th.],

Last visit 20/8/2014

Doumanis O.V. (ed), (1983), Art Gallery and Art Museum in Thessaloniki, in Architecture in Greece, v.17, p.p. 172- 175

Zafeiris Ch., (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas

Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press

Teloglion Foundation of Art, (2014), Το ίδρυμα, [The foundation]

Last visit 20/8/2014