Stillborn idea The second state institution is the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki. Another institution that absorbs some state funds in order to do nothing special. To date the only substantial contribution of the Museum has been the annual organization of a series of exhibitions in Thessaloniki under the title Photographic Syngyria an organization that was inspired and set up by the Thessaloniki resident Aris Georgiou an active private individual who did not need the existence of the Museum for to continue. The establishment of a single Museum of photography does not seem to be preferred internationally. The complexity and multifaceted nature of photography does not fit in a single museum especially at a time when painting museums are divided into periods of time.
The fate of the Photography
Museum as well as the content of its activities remain a mystery and let us hope that with the guidance of the new director of Kostis Antoniadis it Raster to Vector Conversion will find its way and its direction as soon as possible. In the meantime the initiative of each Museum to support a Photographic Department and I am not just referring to an archive should be strengthened. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens ELIA the National Gallery the Goulandris Foundation of Andros which may also be established in Athens and above all the Benaki Museum should and can have a Department of Photography. This will differentiate the Collections motivate curators and foster healthy competition. All these Museums should also have a small or large space for photographic exhibitions which should always be combined with publication and lectures around the exhibits.
Photography is not something
Given and unchanging but something that is constantly changing and forming a new identity. The Personality of the Various Curators Email Lead and the. Politics of Each Museum Will Stimulate and Exploit. Its Vitality as a New and Contemporary Artistic Medium. The Only Greek Museum That Has the Right. To Claim That It Already Has an Organized and Noteworthy. Photography Department is the Benaki Museum Whose Activity Around the Preservation and Dissemination. Of Photography Not Only Old but Also Modern is Particularly Important. The Personality of the Various Curators and the Politics. Of Each Museum Will Stimulate and Exploit Its Vitality as a New and Contemporary Artistic Medium. The Only Greek Museum That Has the Photography Department is the. Benaki Museum Whose Activity Around the Preservation and Dissemination of Photography. Not Only Old but Also Modern is Particularly Important.