National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation

The National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation (Greek: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, Morfotiko Idryma Ethnikis Trapezis, MIET) is a cultural foundation based in Athens founded in 1966. The Foundation was established under the administration of Georgios Mavros, as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the National Bank of Greece, which decided to create a cultural foundation to support the humanities, arts and sciences.[1] After interruption during the Greek military junta of 1967–1974, the Foundation recommenced its activities in 1974, again under the sponsorship of Georgios Mavros, then Centre Union – New Forces leader and Deputy Prime Minister of Greece.

Historical and Palaeographical ArchiveEdit

Among MIET's principal projects is the Historical and Palaeographical Archive (Ιστορικό και Παλαιογραφικό Αρχείο) on Panagi Skouze St., Athens.[2] The archive aims to establish a microfilm archive of manuscript codices and historical archives from Greek-speaking lands, conduct research and provide information for the study of Greek manuscripts and palaeography. The project includes musical manuscripts.[3] The director is Dr. Agamemnon Tselikas, who worked on the deciphering of the Antikythera Mechanism.[4][5]

See alsoEdit

The Cultural Center in Thessaloniki


  1. ^ The ICCA handbook on corporate social responsibility - Page 137 Judith Hennigfeld, Manfred Pohl, Nick Tolhurst - 2006 "The National Bank Cultural Foundation (MIET) The bank created the National Bank Cultural Foundation (MIET) in 1966, the year in which it celebrated its 125th anniversary. At the opening ceremony the governor of the bank, George Mavros, "
  2. ^ Website
  3. ^ A descriptive catalogue of the music collection of the National ... - Page 6 Diane Touliatos-Miles, Diane H. Touliatos-Banker - 2007 Although these music manuscripts are housed in the manuscript division of the National Library, they have also been microfilmed by the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation: Microfilming Center of Manuscripts and Archives for the ...
  4. ^ Nature article 2006
  5. ^ The Best of Technology Writing 2008 - Page 88 Clive Thompson - 2008 -"Yanis Bitsakis, the PhD student, collaborated with Freeth and the X-Tek team in rendering the X-ray data as computer images, while Agamemnon Tselikas, a leading Greek paleographer, did all the readings and most of the translations.

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