The BSA opens its doors
On Sunday 4 November we opened our doors for tours of the Upper House, Hostel & Library, and the Fitch Laboratory, led by the Director, Assistant Director, Librarian, Archivist and Lab Director. The event, a joint initiative with the UK Embassy in Athens, which simultaneously hosted visitors in the Ambassador’s Residence, was billed as ‘The British Open Day’ (#thebritishopenday). We were lucky to have a beautiful, sunny early November day on which to welcome around 80 pre-registered visitors to the BSA.
After touring our premises visitors had the opportunity to view our gardens, which currently host the exhibition ‘Prosaic Origins’, featuring works by sculptor Andreas Lolis and sponsored by the NEON organisation. The exhibition has attracted large numbers of visitors to the BSA: 860 attended the opening in mid-September and over 4,000 have visited subsequently.
We are delighted that so many people have had an opportunity to visit our small ‘oasis’ in central Athens and learn something more about the BSA’s history and activities. We are also thrilled to have made a contribution to the contemporary art scene in Athens by hosting the NEON exhibition.
If you have yet to see the exhibition, please hurry: 14 November is the final day!