On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Greece, signed on March 25, 1821, the Museum of Art and History of Geneva (Musée d’art et d’histoire, MAH) together with the Hardt Foundation for the Study of Classical Antiquity and the Philhellenism Museum, honor the friendship of Greece and Geneva from the 19th century with the exhibitions ‘Geneva and Greece. A Friendship serving Independence’ and ‘A Taste for Antiquity. Anna et Jean-Gabriel Eynard’, October 2021 – January 2022.

The exhibitions highlight the decisive role of Ioannis Kapodistrias, and his close Swiss friends and ardent Philhellenes, Charles Pictet de Rochemont and Jean-Gabriel Eynard, in Geneva’s integration into the Swiss Confederation and in the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman yoke. The exhibitions present the support offered by Jean-Gabriel Eynard to the Greek war of independence and the relationship of the Eynard family with Greek antiquity.

The full program of the two exhibitions follows:




The Italian Philhellenic Society (Società Filellenica Italiana) organizes an international conference, ‘’Dante e la Grecia’’, in collaboration with organizations and institutions from Greece, Cyprus and Italy. The conference is chaired by Professor Carlo Ossola and a Scientific Committee.

The project ‘’Dante e la Grecia’’ aims to highlight the relevance of Dante Alighieri with the ancient and modern Greek culture.

The conference will take place between 27.09.2021 and 11.11.2021 in Nicosia, Athens, Bari, Salerno and Milan.

You may find below information on the conference :


The conference will end on November 20, 2021, at the tomb of Dante in Ravenna with the recitation of the poet’s lyrics in Greek.
You may find information and follow the speeches of the conference using the following addresses:



The Philhellenism Museum organizes in August – September 2021 an exhibition entitled “1821: Philhellenism and the struggle of the Greeks at sea”, at the Kairios library in Chora, Andros. The exhibition honors the struggle of the Greeks at sea and the memory of the Belgian Philhellene Auguste Delannoy, who after fighting heroically in many battles in Greece, left his last breath in Andros.






The ceremony will take place on July 7, 2021, at 19.00, at the Museum of Philhellenism.

The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP – www.eefshp.org) organizes an opening ceremony of the Philhellenism Museum (www.phmus.org).

On the opening day, a ceremony will take place during which the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum will award the Lord Byron medal and an honorary diploma to 15 descendants of important Philhellenes who supported Greece during the Greek Revolution.

  • From France: Charles Nicolas Fabvier, Pasquale Gambini, Jean-François Maxime Raybaud, Olivier Voutier
  • From Germany: Wilhelm Bellier de Launoy , Heinrich Treiber
  • From Switzerland: Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Henri Fornèsy
  • From USA: Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe
  • From Italy: Giuseppe Chiappe, Michele Gramsi
  • From the United Kingdom: Frank Abney Hastings

Attached you will find an appendix with short biographical notes of these Philhellenes.

We will also honour four representatives of the academic community from Spain, Poland and the United Kingdom and a diplomat from Belgium, who researched different aspects of Philhellenism and helped record the biographies of Philhellenes:

  • William St Clair
  • Theo Dirix
  • Maria Kalinowska
  • Eva Latorre
  • Gosciwit Malinowski

The ceremony will be attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Dendias (SHP´s actions are under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the Minister of Culture Ms. Mendoni, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Vlassis, the Regional Governor of Attica Mr. Patoulis, the Secretary General of the Academy of Athens Mr. Zerefos, the Ambassadors of the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Poland, as well as Representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, etc.

You may follow the vent from the following link:

For Info:
Email: info@eefshp.org, info@phmus.org
Tel. +30.210.8094750

The Exhibition highlights the relations that the American revolution had with the Greek one, and presents the portraits and the contribution of important American Philhellenes.

It also highlights the impact that the Greek Revolution had on the struggle for the abolition of slavery and human rights.

Finally, it depicts the influence of Greek culture and the Athenian democracy on the political system and architecture in the USA.

The Exhibition also reminds the approximately 240 cities in the USA which bear names after classical Greece.


Sponsors for Exhibition on American Philhellenism: