The National Hellenic Society and National Geographic Studios Join Forces to Bring Greek Presence in the Classroom and on Television
The National Hellenic Society (NHS) is proud to announce its collaboration with National Geographic as co-producers of the ten-part digital series, The Greek Guide to Greatness (GGG). The collaboration is unprecedented, co-branding NHS with the world renowned National Geographic. NHS strives to be a beacon to for the promotion, appreciation, and celebration of Hellenic heritage in the United States. NHS is a steward of this legacy of democratic values and ideals that needs to be passed on to the next generation and shared with mainstream audiences.
The nationally acclaimed National Geographic Museum exhibit, The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great, represents one of the Museum’s most successful draws to date with over 85,000 visitors and 100 additional groups scheduled for this week alone according to the Museum’s curator. The exhibit has served as the centerpiece and springboard for several events over the summer that was concluded with a “Democracy Forum” hosted on Monday, September 26 at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium. The Forum was moderated by NHS member, Bill Antholis, Emeritus Managing Director of Brookings and current President/CEO of the Miller Center, featured Stanford professor, author, and classist, Josh Ober; historian and leadership consultant, Brook Manville; journalist and scholar, Markos Kounalakis; and Kounalakis’ wife, Ambassador Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis.
The National Hellenic Society, PBS, and National Geographic Studios Join Forces to Bring Greek Presence in the Museum World and on Television
WASHINGTON, DC; June 22, 2016 – The National Hellenic Society (NHS) is proud to announce its collaboration with National Geographic in sponsoring The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great exhibition, as well as the production of the three-part miniseries based off of the exhibition, The Greeks, and the digital series, The Greek Guide to Greatness. The collaboration is unprecedented, co-branding NHS with the world renowned National Geographic. NHS strives to be a beacon for the promotion, understanding and appreciation of the Hellenic heritage in the United States, passing on the stewardship of Greek heritage and shared democratic values and ideals to the next generation.
The exhibition opened June 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. following a celebrated stand at Chicago's Field Museum in collaboration with the National Hellenic Museum, and sponsored at the Field Museum by NHS member, John Calamos. The Greeks includes more than 500 stunning artifacts from 22 national Greek museums covering a 5,000 year historical time-span! Many of these artifacts have never left Greece and are on U.S. soil for the first time. The exhibition will be at the National Geographic Museum until October 2016.
The Greek Guide to Greatness is a digital series co-produced by the NHS and National Geographic Television. The digital production will feature a series of vignettes highlighting the contributions of the ancient Greek world to contemporary society— many of which we take for granted yet remain part of daily life. The digital series is funded by the NHS and through a generous grant from the George and Judy Marcus Foundation.