The Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) organized trips for both the residents of the Hellenic Home for the Aged and the program participants of the Hellenic Hope Center to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to see the Kore 670 exhibit.
The Hellenic Heritage Foundation is the lead sponsor of the Kore 670 exhibit, which is available to view at the ROM until September 25, 2022. The Kore 670, created between 520-510 BCE, is considered one of the most important sculptures from the Acropolis in Athens because of its fine detail and preserved colour.
Twenty-seven residents from the Hellenic Home for the Aged visited the ROM on September 6 to see various exhibits from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Cyprus. A translator from the HHF was also present to explain the exhibits in Greek. Everyone enjoyed the visit, some because it was their first time at the ROM and others because they were able to see one of Ancient Greece’s most famous sculptures up close.
“On behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hellenic Home, we would like to express our gratitude for the wonderful experience at the ROM and the opportunity to admire the Kore exhibit up close,” says Mrs. Irene Dotsikas. “Special thanks to George Keroglidis, Managing Director, HHF for his excellent hosting.”
“I’ve been to the museum many times, but this counts as my best experience because of the special exhibit of the Kore and the amazing treatment of our host. Thank you HHF!” says Mrs. Julie Mix.
After their visit to the ROM, the HHF took the residents out for lunch, coffee, and desserts.
On September 13, the HHF hosted about 30 program participants, their parents and Hellenic Hope Center staff on their visit to the Museum. After viewing the Kore, the group toured other parts of the museum and got to see the special exhibit “Fantastic Beasts.”