Global Greek Diaspora Library to be Created in Melbourne

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has just announced a historic agreement with the National Library of Greece (NGL), for the creation of a new Global Greek Diaspora Library ready by early 2018.

Following three meetings facilitated by the GMC member for Karditsa Chrysoula Katsavria-Sioropoulou over the course of last year, the GCM reached an agreement with the NLG.

“The NLG will open its doors to our members via the new library we are creating at the Greek Centre. Among other things, our members will be able to access the National Library’s archives including over 50 original handwritten Bibles and numerous other historical texts,” said Professor Nikos Papastergiadis of the University of Melbourne.

“Maintaining, chronicling our literature, history and culture are the building blocks for the GCM. This new Global Greek Diaspora Library will be a key part of the Greek Centre and will attract visitors from around the world.”

Mr Papastergiadis said he was extremely impressed with the new premises of the National Library in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and was excited by the possibilities of cooperation between the NLG and the library of diaspora that will be created by the GCM.

(Source: Neos Kosmos)