Greece’s closeness to the Islamic world is important for Moraitou. “Here in Greece we are swamped with history and art, and this is quite wonderful, and in most cases we excel in certain periods, but it is important to understand what’s actually next door to us,” she says. “It’s not art from America or a faraway land. It is next to us – if it’s Ottoman Turkish or Egyptian or Syrian. We are closer than most people think.”
Click the link below to learn more about The Benaki Museum of Islamic Art located in historical center of Athens.
Click link below to take virtual tour of this wonderful Museum.