CULTURE

Benaki director to step down

Dr Angelos Delivorias is set to step down as Benaki Museum director, it emerged on Thursday.

Delivorias was expected to join the organization’s board of directors while a new director was to be appointed, the museum said in a statement on Thursday.

According to Kathimerini, the museum’s new chief could be appointed through an international competition.

Born in 1937, Delivorias was named Benaki director in 1974. During the boom of 2000, the museum inaugurated its Pireos Street annex, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery.

During the crisis the organization saw a reduction in its opening hours, staff dismissals and salary reductions for remaining employees.

In 2012 Delivorias penned “An Account and an Apology,” a book examining his own tenure at the Benaki as well as the museum’s current financial woes.