The Friends seek to assist the Capodistrias Museum in achieving its goals as a cultural foundation situated at the european periphery. They also make efforts to provide financial assistance to the Museum’s activities in order for it to operate as a state-of-the-art museum and as a research center regarding the Capodistrian era.
The Friends Association supports the museum’s management at all levels – planning, raising awareness, funding- in order to assist in the realisation of its goals.
Our vision is driven by a genuine desire to promote the double goal of the Capodistrias Mu-seum: to become a biographical museum that has an international story to tell as well as preserving a natural sanctuary which embodies the magic of Corfu’s flora.
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The campaign, established by the Society of Friends of the Museum, aims at contributing towards covering the cost of a full-time gardener throughout the summer months as well as any relative costs: machinery rental, new plants. Our ultimate goal is to support the Museum’s candidature for the European Garden Heritage Network.
The Friends funded the publication of a short guide to the Museum’s
permanent collection, available in three languages, on sale through the museum shop.
The Friends supervised and funded the production of a loan box with
material for school students. The material contained in the box aims to recreate the environment of
an archive, encouraging students to pose questions and work as historians. Also available in
english and french.
The Friends funded the preliminary work needed for the submission of a
request for funding through the European Leader program. This project aims to transform the old
garage building into a centre for educational activities.
Small museums have been hit particularly hard by Covid-19. This campaign, established by the Society of Friends of the Museum, aims at supporting the Gardeners of the Capodistrias Museum Gardens throughout 2021. And this will take us to our ultimate goal which is to have this historic garden listed as the first Greek Historic Garden included on the European Route of Historic Gardens.