EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND EVENTS ON THE LEIGH FERMOR HOUSE

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Exhibitions 
- the exhibition Charmed Lives in Greece - Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor, presented at the Leventis Gallery in Nicosia and the Benaki Museum in Athens, was also presented at the British Museum in 2018,

- the first exhibition of Joan Leigh Fermor's photographs, titled Artist and Lover: Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor presented at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, was very successful, reaching 14.422 visitors.

Publications

The 9th supplement of the Benaki Museum journal, is dedicated to the life and work of Patrick Leigh Fermor. It includes 25 texts divided in the following sections: Paddy’s Friends and Intimates, Paddy’s Walks, The Resistance, Greece, Paddy’s Writings, the House in Kardamyli.

Events

Event at the Hellenic Centre, London
In September 2017, the Benaki Museum organized an event at the Hellenic Centre in London in order to inform the public for what has been done, since the Museum acquired full ownership of the House, as well as present the future operation of the Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor Centre. Participant speakers were: Irini Geroulanou, member of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Trustees of the Benaki Museum, Dr. George Manginis, Academic Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Benaki Museum, John Kittmer, writer and former Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Athens, Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith, writer and former Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Athens and Evita Arapoglou, art historian, writer and curator of the exhibition Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor: Charmed Lives in Greece.

International Symposium Patrick Leigh Fermor To Greece with love
In January 2018, the University of Copenhagen organized an international symposium dedicated to Patrick Leigh Fermor titled To Greece with love. Participant speakers, amongst others were Artemis Cooper, Adam Sisman and Chris White. For the Benaki Museum Myrto Kaouki, Project Manager of the Leigh Fermor House, presented the developments from 2011 up to present, as well as the outline for the future operation of the Leigh Fermor House. You can watch the symposium's speeches online through the Benaki Museum's youtube channel or through the event's program.

Launch of the tribute The Journey Continues
The launch of the supplement to the Museum’s academic journal in honor of Patrick Leigh Fermor titled The Journey Continues, was organized in 9 October 2018. Speakers of the event were James Bryce, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Athens, Thanos Veremis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, and Vice President, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy, Irini Geroulanou, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Maria Diamandi, Chief editor of the Benaki Museum journal.    

Event by the Friends of the Benaki Museum
The Friends of the Benaki Museum organized a presentation of the Leigh Fermor House project. Irini Geroulanou told the story of the Leigh Fermor House from 2011 up to the announcement of the donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in 2016, Myrto Kaouki, Project Manager of the Leigh Fermor House, presented in detail the ongoing repair works and George Manginis, Academic Director of the Benaki Museum, outlined the future operation of the Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor Centre.
The Friends of the Benaki Museum are one of the most important supporters of the Leigh Fermor House and the Benaki Museum.