Meet The Team

Our Organisation

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private museum in the center of Athens hosting ancient Greek civilization, with special emphasis on Cycladic civilization which flourished in the Aegean Sea 5.000 years ago. Its temporary exhibitions focus on archaeology, modern and contemporary art, aiming to explore the links between ancient civilizations and contemporary artistic creation. The Museum’s mission is to be a place of dialogue between different communities for the purpose of education, research, and recreation. Its public outreach is enhanced by the rich content through digital platforms and channels.

Our Team Members

Marina Plati
Director

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Marina Plati studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens. Since 1986, she is the Director of the Education Department of the MCA, which organizes programs for schools and preschool kids, produces educational material for teachers and students, creates educational games etc. She has published books for kids (e.g. Man or Violin, 2013, Playing in Ancient Greece with Lysis and Timarete, 2009, Once upon a time a potter, 2007, etc.) and participated in numerous conferences on museum education and public outreach. As the Education Department has participated in an Erasmus+ Program (2014-2017), she co-directed a research program on the accessibility of people with visual imparities to museums. She is currently co-directing two European Programs (Erasmus+ Towards a Multisensory and Inclusive Museum for Individuals with Sensory Disabilities (2019-21) and a Creative Europe Program, Museums of Impact 2019-22).

Eleni Markou
Head of Educational Programs

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Eleni Markou studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens and has a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies. Since 2002, she is working at the MCA as Head of Educational Programs. She has organized programs for primary and secondary schools, authored or co-authored books for kids and teachers, and participated in the organization of conferences and seminars. She has given papers in several conferences on museum education and participated in research programs. As the Education Department has participated in an Erasmus+ Program (2014-2017), she co-directed a research program on the accessibility of people with visual imparities to museums. She is currently co-directing two European Programs (Erasmus+ Towards a Multisensory and Inclusive Museum for Individuals with Sensory Disabilities (2019-21) and a Creative Europe Program, Museums of Impact 2019-22).

Vasiliki Markaki
Education Department

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Vasiliki Markaki studied International Relations and History of Art in Athens. She holds two Masters Degrees, in Art Management and in Museum and Gallery Management, from City University London. In the past, she collaborated with natural history museums in Greece and in the UK, dealing with the development of learning activities. She also worked for the London-based British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, and later she developed learning material for school groups and families for the European Parliament Information Office Athens. For four years, she worked as a researcher at the R&D department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, focusing on the connection between formal and non-formal education. In 2015, she joined the team that planned and managed the development of the House of European History, the new museum of the European Parliament, designing the learning strategy and all related material for physical and online visitors. As from 2017 she is working at the Μuseum of Cycladic Art as the coordinator of the museum’s e-learning programme.

Stella Tsagkaraki
Head of Communication and Marketing
Stella Tsagkaraki was born in Athens (1984) and she is Head of Communication and Marketing at the Communication & Development Department of the Museum of Cycladic Art. Her work focuses on branding and visual communication in terms of the strategic goals across the Cycladic Museum. She actively participates in strategic communication planning for temporary exhibitions and media campaigns. She studied Cultural Organizations Management (MSc) and Information Technology and has participated in conferences and seminars in Digital Arts, Visual Communication, and Branding. Other areas of activity include the production of cultural events and collaboration with creative industries.
Georgios Karampelas
Digital Communication

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Georgios Karampelas studied Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean. In 2019, he has earned a master’s degree in Digital Media from Goldsmiths, University of London (MA in Digital Media). From February 2020, he is a PhD student at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean with a research focus on Digital Culture & Digital Humanities. He has been working at the Communication & Development Department of the Museum of Cycladic Art, and specifically in the field of Digital Communication since 2017. His work is focused on Museum’s visual and digital identity. He is also Museum’s website administrator and responsible to update Museum’s social media channels. At the same time, he actively participates in the communication planning for both archaeological and contemporary art temporary exhibitions.

Stamatis Manikis
Head of Information Technology and Services

Stamatis Manikis Head of Information Technology and Services, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stamatis Manikis is Head of Information Technology and Services of the Museum of Cycladic Art. He studied Electronics Engineering at the University of Piraeus. Since 2008 he worked at technology company and specifically in the IT department with responsibilities in technical engineering, digitization team director and digitization projects supervisor until 2016. He has been working at the Museum of Cycladic Art since 2016 as IT Manager, focuses on new technologies, design, configure and install hardware, software and telecommunications systems and equipment. He also evaluates emerging technologies and systems to enhance technology services or replace failing resources, setup and maintain security protocols and disaster recovery systems to mitigate breaches to the integrity of data resources within the Museum. He responds to requests for enhanced technology resources by departments, prioritize needs, and manage projects to modify systems. He trains staff to use software and other technology resources. Finally, he has actively participated in many technology seminars.

Dr Ioannis Fappas
Curator of Antiquities
Dr Ioannis Fappas studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also has received a Masters, a PhD, and a PostDoc from the same institution. During his doctoral studies he received training in Mycenaean Linear B script at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, where he also conducted research on the archaeology and cuneiform epigraphic corpora from the ancient Eastern Mediterranean. During his academic course he has received various awards and grants from the British School at Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Academy of Athens, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (Philadelphia, NJ), the Institute of Classical Studies (London), the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University (Washington, DC), the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, and the ANAMED, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Istanbul). He has participated in several conferences around the world and he has delivered many lectures and published numerous articles as well as a monograph on the manufacture and use of perfumed oils in Mycenaean Greece and the ancient Near East during the 14th and the 13th centuries BC. He is deeply engaged with the major excavation project of the Mycenaean palace of Thebes, as well as with various other international interdisciplinary research projects, and he has undertaken the study and publication of Mycenaean material culture from Boeotia and Argolis, two core regions of the Mycenaean civilization in mainland Greece. For a considerable period of time Dr Fappas worked as an archaeologist and Museum Curator in the Greek Ministry of Culture and the redevelopment of the archaeological Museums of Thebes and Chaeronea. He specializes in Aegean Archaeology, the Mycenaean Linear B script and Aegean material culture, with special interests on trade contacts and intercultural connections and exchanges in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. From June 2018 he is working as Curator of Antiquities in the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.