The Teloglion Foundation of Art was founded in 1972, when the art collection and the entire property of Nestor and Aliki Telloglou were donated to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The initial collection, which consists mainly of works by Greek artists of the 19th and 20th century, was later enriched with the art collection of Tony and Ioanna Spiteris, the archival material of Giorgos Mourelos, and recently with the art collection of Dimitris Tsamis and other artists.
The Teloglion Foundation of Art, which was inaugurated in December 1999 with the exhibition entitled “Collections and Donations,” is housed in a modern, impressive building on the northern end of the campus.
Its aims include:
- offering people the opportunity to familiarize themselves with art
- collecting, recording and studying the cultural heritage of Greece
- creating the right conditions for artists and scholars to cooperate with each other
- providing special education programmes to enhance students’ understanding of art.
In 2007, the “Association of Friends of the Teloglion Foundation of Art” was founded with the aim to further promote the Teloglion Foundation of Art and its work (www.filoi-tellogleiou.gr).