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Welcoming the Greek community to our collections

In partnership with the University of NSW, the Library welcomed members of the Greek community to take part in a Greek Collecting Initiative ​workshop.

The session was an informative, engaging and interactive day for community members who are now acting as ambassadors for active collecting from various ​Greek ​community groups. These members will assist the Library to ​build its collections to better reflect the vibrant culturally diverse and rich social fabric of life in NSW.

The day consisted of a range of activities hosted by Library staff, and focused on how significant collections are formed and how we conserve and preserve those collections for future generations.

Representatives from the Greek community included the Australian Hellenic Council, Greek Orthodox Community, Foundation for Hellenic Studies and the Hellenic Art Theatre. All those who participated said they were thrilled to be taking part of the initiative.

The workshop highlighted an important aspect of the Library's work; to collect and preserve the history of our culturally diverse community. 

Associate Professor Nick Doumanis from the University of NSW and Costa Vertzayias remarked that it was 'a great learning experience and inspirational to learn what the Library's collections contain and the legacy we can leave for our future generations'.

Greek Collecting Initiative 2016