Annual Report 2021
Under this unprecedented, in modern times, condition, during which we all witnessed how a virus can affect the entire world and cause us to revise much of what we had hitherto perceived as a given, which took countless human lives and hit even the most powerful economies in the world, cultural organisations, including the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, were also called upon to face the consequences of the pandemic and test the limits of their resilience. Despite this and within a short period of time, the Foundation’s Museums displayed prolific activity, as will be reported in detail herein.
Our wish for 2022 is that it leads us to the epilogue of this testing period and will formulate conditions which will favour the healing of the wounds left by the pandemic. Specifically for the Foundation, we hope it contributes actively to the collective effort for the eradication of social isolation that was intensified by the pandemic wave and to the timely and productive dialogue for the redefinition of the identity of museums as places of democratization, integration and pluralism.