4 October 2012 Start
27 October 2012 End
Thu-Sun: 12.00-14.00 Time
Greece Pireos Street Annexe, Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos & Andronikou St., Athens

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A Totem from the distant Canada at the Benaki Museum

4-27 October 2012

The totem pole that has stood since 1975 in the gardens of the Residency of the Ambassador of Canada in Filothei is now undergoing restoration. The totem pole was built by the renowned First Nation artist Chief Tony Hunt and his relatives of Kwakwaka’waka ancestry in the 1960s. The conservator Andrew Todd from Bowen Island, BC is in Athens for the month of October working at the Benaki Museum under the sponsorship of the Canadian Embassy and generous donors to restore it to its former glory.

Museum visitors can watch the conservation specialist at work.