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03 March, 1997
Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos spoke at the Saturday evening opening of a photographic exhibition entitled "The Greeks of Constantinople", where he cited the significant presence and contribution of the Foundation f or Hellenic Studies.
The photographic exhibition features the work of expatriate Greek photographer Costas Sakellariou.
Speaking at the New York event, the culture minister said the foundation was also instrumental in supporting the major exhibition "The Glory of Byzantium," which is scheduled for New York's Metropolitan Museum. Along with Mr. Venizelos, who is
scheduled to meet with Archbishop of America Spyridon and several officials of US cultural organizations in Washington, former premier Tzannis Tzannetakis and PASOK secretary Costas Skandalidis also arrived in New York for the official inauguration of the Byzantium exhibition.
Source: Athens News Agency