Teloglion Foundation of Arts A.U.Th.
The Teloglion Foundation was founded in 1971 upon the donation by Nestor and Aliki Telloglou of their art collection and their entire property to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The building was handed over by Aliki Telloglou to the city of Thessaloniki in December 1999, thirty years after the death of her husband Nestor. “A work of life and love”, as Aliki said, Teloglion maintains the extraordinary quality of influencing those who work for it, bringing out the energy, the dynamism and the unexpected surprises of a living, constantly evolving organism.
The Teloglion Foundation aims to familiarise the public with art and culture, to collect and study our cultural heritage and to create the conditions for collaboration between artists and art scholars, and bring children into contact with the artefacts through a number of educational programmes.
The Foundation’s education policy plays a major role in its operation. Permanent and temporary exhibitions in cooperation with Greek and foreign institutions, publications, conferences and activities that cover a wide spectrum of fields, are the key elements of its policy. In this context, an open and interactive Museum is formed, which combines research, education, art, culture and science, and is mainly addressed to children, students, employees, seniors and vulnerable social groups.