In the mid 1960s Nicholaos and Aikaterini (Dolly) Goulandris started to gather Greek ancient pieces and in this manner artifacts having a place with the Cycladic culture. In 1962 the little assortment procured a lawful status, conceded by the Greek Archeological Service.
In the next years, the assortment developed and between 1979-1984 it was shown in numerous museums abroad. In 1985, after the passing of her better half, Dolly Goulandris made the N.P. Goulandris Foundation, to which she gave the universally acclaimed Collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art.
The Museum of Cycladic Art made its ways for the general population in January 1986, and is currently a living social organization in the heart of Athens.
With the point of speaking with the overall population, it sorts out impermanent displays – committed to paleohistory and art – instructive projects, inventive exercises for youngsters and families, addresses, one-day meetings and workshops. Its lasting assortments are advanced by infrequent reinstallations and scholarly distributions.
This presentation incorporates Greek artifacts from the Bronze Age (second thousand years BC) through to the Late Roman time frame (fourth century AD). Most significant classes of Greek art are spoken to by huge models earthenware, earthenware dolls, figure, metal and glass product, adornments, and a decent assortment of coins from the Cyclades. The Greek Collection is shown on the second floor of the fundamental structure.
The fourth floor houses the Charles and Rita Politis Collection, gave to the Museum since 1989. This presentation contains marble sculpture, earthenware pieces, gems, and a significant assortment of old bronze head protectors.