Louisa Karapidaki
She studied History of Art and Archaeology at the University of Strasbourg and holds post graduate degrees (Master I, Master II) from the University of Sorbonne, Paris I. She has worked as a curator and director of the Historic Museum of Crete and has been employed since 1997 at the Hellenic Folklore Research Center of the Academy of Athens, as curator of its museum collection.
She has planned and organized several thematic museums in Greece, such as the Museum of Bread at Amphikleia, the Forest Museum in Prokopi, Evia, the Museum of the Akritans of Europe in Palaeochora, Chania (Crete) and has compiled exhibition plans for the Olive Museum in Kapsaliana, Crete and the Museum for Pastoral Life in Omalos, Crete, which are under construction.
She has curated numerous exhibitions and edited catalogs in art spaces in Greece, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Britain, Morocco, Bulgaria, Hungary, and USA. She has organized educational programs and created the educational handbook “Learning about Olive Oil and the Olive Tree”, which won an award in 2013. She is Chairman of the E.B of the Museum of Cretan Ethnology and member of the board of the Museum of Greek Children’s Art and of the Friends of the Cultural Center of Delphi. She has participated in many European programs and international conferences and has published articles in scientific journals, international art catalogs and publications.

 

Cleopatra Fatourou

She studied History of Art at Binghampton University, NY (USA) and attended the post graduate program in Museum Studies of the George Washington University in Washington, DC (USA). She has worked as a curator at the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute and has been employed since 1997 at the Hellenic Folklore Research Center of the Academy of Athens, as curator of its the Visual Archives.

She has participated in the exhibition planning and design for several shows and museums, such as the exhibition “VIS: Transformations of an Industrial Landscape” (1997), the Museum of Bread at Amphikleia (2003), “Praise to the Olive Tree” (2004), the Museum of the Akritans of Europe in Palaeochora, Chania (Crete) (2006 & 2018), the exhibition “Ex Voto” in Athens and Poland, as well as in the Platform Project Independent Art Fair in 2017 in Athens. She has edited art catalogs and has participated in European programs and international conferences.

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