Exhibitions: Heracles: Supporters

Sponsors and supporters

Lead supporter:

George Economou Collection Logo The George Economou Collection
The George Economou Collection is delighted to be supporting Heracles to Alexander the Great at the Ashmolean Museum. It is a great honour to be associated with the expertise of the University of Oxford and its endeavours. The George Economou Collection of modern paintings, drawings and sculptures is characterised by its range, broadness and diversity. The main purpose of the collection is to illustrate the artists' tendencies, differentiations and ground-breaking achievements from the precursors of modernity to the late manifestations of the 1960s to the 1980s. However, precious "gem" works from the 15th to the 18th century are also represented in the collection. An exhibition of works from the collection will be on display at the Municipal Gallery of Athens until 2 October 2011.

Exhibition supporters:

Aegean Air Logo Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlines is a member of the strongest worldwide airline alliance, STAR ALLIANCE. In its 12 year history, Aegean has been awarded six times by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA). Furthermore, the company has been repeatedly awarded by the Athens International Airport as the greatest contributor to the airport’s passenger volume increase. Finally, the company has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline for 2009. Aegean reaches a total of 35 International and 24 domestic scheduled routes and operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe.

A G Leventis Foundation Logo The A.G. Leventis Foundation
The A.G. Leventis Foundation was established in May 1979 as a result of provisions made by Anastasios G. Leventis, who died in October 1978. Anastasios Leventis, was born in Cyprus in 1902. He established one of the largest companies in West Africa and from 1966 served as Cyprus' honorary Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. From the beginning, the aim of the Foundation was to support educational, cultural, artistic and philanthropic causes in Cyprus, Greece and elsewhere. Today, its support in Europe outside Cyprus and Greece concentrates on the study of the culture and history of Cyprus and Greece and focusses on the communities of the Greek diaspora, particularly in Britain. An international programme of support for Greek studies, covering all historical periods, has developed over the years in parallel with efforts to study and enhance the presentation of Cypriot antiquities in foreign museums.

Classic Hotels Logo Classical Hotels
Classical Hotels are the Official Greek hospitality sponsors for the exhibition’s press trip. They are the city hotels of the N. Daskalantonakis Group, which also includes the 21 Grecotel Resort Hotels. Nine luxurious hotels are located in city centres and waterfront locations in Athens, Thessaloniki Larissa, Alexandroupolis and Kalamata. They offer a luxurious ambience that brings out a unique sense of design, gastronomy, architecture, quality and service.

Coutts Logo Coutts & Co
Coutts has supported the arts for the last 300 years, a tradition which has continued through to today with a proactive sponsorship programme. This high level of sponsorship affords thousands of people, including its clients, the opportunity to enjoy unique and bespoke exhibitions and performances. Elena Mavrogonatou, Head of Shipping Wealth at Coutts & Co says: “Coutts has long standing and historical links with Greece by looking after Greek clients internationally and we are incredibly proud to support this extraordinary exhibition and contribute to the most important Greek cultural event in many years. Coutts is always looking to build on its strong artistic heritage through exciting collaborations such as these.”

  Mr and Mrs Nicholas Egon

Friends of the Ashmolean Logo Friends of the Ashmolean Museum
The Friends of the Ashmolean play an active and important role in the Museum. Members are entitled to free entry to exhibitions and a wide variety of activities are organised throughout the year. Since the foundation of the Friends in 1969 they have donated over £1,000,000 to the Museum.

Greek National Tourism Organisation Logo Greek National Tourism Organisation
The Greek National Tourism Organisation is a Public Entity supervised by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism, promoting Greece as a travel destination, highlighting its beautiful contradictions. Greece, a country with a unique history, a crossroads of cultures, colours and civilizations.
Greek National Tourism Organisation, 4 Conduit St, London W1S 2DJ.
T 02074959300; F 02074954057; E

The Hellenic Centre, London Logo The Hellenic Centre, London
The Hellenic Centre, founded as a charity in 1994, has the complementary aims of providing a focus for the Hellenic community and promoting an awareness of Hellenic Culture in the UK. The London conference venue offers a programme of exhibitions, lectures, concerts and cultural events and Greek language courses.

  The Hellenic Foundation
The Foundation was set up in 1982 to advance and propagate education and learning in Great Britain in the cultural tradition and heritage of Greece and particularly in the subjects involving education, research, music and dance, books and library facilities and university symposia.

Jaymount Investments Ltd Logo Jaymount Investments Ltd, an affiliate of the Onassis Foundation
The programme of associated events is sponsored by Jaymount Investments Ltd, an affiliate of the Onassis Foundation. Culture, education, the environment, health, and social achievement are the main priorities of the Foundation, which carries out Aristotle Onassis’ original wishes. All the activities of the Foundation are exclusively related to Greece and Greek civilization.

  Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation

Meyvaert Glass Engineering Logo Meyvaert Glass Engineering
Meyvaert has installed over 470 show cases in the refurbished Ashmolean Museum and has provided the modular demountable show case system for the 'Heracles to Alexander the Great' exhibition. With the increasing need for flexibility, Meyvaert are continuing to develop the range of temporary exhibition cases, including a rental service.

The Ashmolean is grateful for the support and advice from the Greek Embassy in London