The National Gallery of Greece opened its doors in 1900. The permanent collection comprises of approximately 20,000 works of art: paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, new media and decorative arts, which span the history of Greek art from the post-Byzantine period to date. The museum has five branches throughout Greece, which expands its action and educational character and helps to familiarize the public with visual arts. Next to the National Glyptotheque in Athens, which houses the permanent sculpture collection of the National Gallery, the branches are housed in Sparta, Nafplion, Corfu and Aegina.


In 1990, the Conservation Department at the National Gallery was founded. One of its main aims and objectives is the preventive conservation and preservation of the National Gallery’s works of art and the development and application of new methods of research, analysis and treatment. The Department consists of five laboratories (Painting conservation, Paper conservation studio, Sculpture conservation studio, Conservation studio of wooden artefacts and decorative surfaces, and the Laboratory of physicochemical research).


Therefore, the the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum, serves as the ideal venue to bridge art and analytical sciences.


The organizing and scientific committees warmly welcome you to the RAA2023 conference which will be held at the auditorium of the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum in the heart of Athens.