The Museum Store
About the Store
As an extension of the National Hellenic Museum’s educational mission, the NHM’s Museum Store shares the Greek story with a well-edited selection of products highlighting fun and educational gifts, personal accessories, and home items. The Museum Store also features Museum merchandise and exclusive items inspired by the Museum’s collection. The Museum Store is proud to offer gifts made by Greek and Greek American artisans.
Here are just a few of our fabulous featured items in the Museum Store. We have a variety fashion accessories, culinary products, books, home décor, and art pieces. Perfect gift finds- just in time for Mother’s Day!
All products made by Annie D: heart necklaces, made with authentic dyed crocodile skins ($120.00), blue and pink croc skin bangles ($120.00), silver bangle with pink croc skin insert ($100.00), beige Italian leather wristlet with croc skin insert ($115.00), Athena small purple clutch, croc embossed glossy leather ($225.00), nyx large satchel bag, croc embossed glossy leather ($370.00).
Greek Food Pyramid Apron ($28.95), Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties cookbook ($32.00), Three Sisters: Around the Greek Table cookbook ($30.00), Greek Revival cookbook ($30.00).
All products made by Polina Sapouna-Ellis: Eros Silver Pendant Necklace ($130.00), Kyma Silver Ring ($225.00), Silver Crusader Cross Ring ($415.00), Silver Kyma Chevalier Ring ($95.00), Silver Eros Ring ($225.00).
Bronze pomegranate ($52.00) and Silver Plated Pomegranate ($48.00) made in Greece by Galini Gkartzonika. Yellow and Red Glass pomegranate ($39.95).
Pearl and Howlite bracelets ($60.00 for 3 or $22.00 each), by Double Trouble. Several other colors available as well.
“Dancing in the Sun” by Yanni Souvatzoglou ($150.00) made in Greece. We are the only distributor for Yanni in the United States!
Polina Sapouna Ellis Convertible Jewelry
The National Hellenic Museum is proud to introduce Polina Sapouna-Ellis Convertible Jewelry to the United States. Polina Sapouna-Ellis jewelry pieces featured below from left to right: Silver Gold Platted Charm XIII Collection Bracelet and Gold Plated Helix Collection Necklace.
According to Polina, “Influenced by ancient Greek shapes and motifs, as well as the Greek landscape, I consider my creations as a fusion of Greek archaeology, art, science and philosophy. The ancient Greek concept of SYMMETRIA – counterbalance – plays an important role in my work.”
Polina Sapouna-Ellis is an archaeologist by training. She holds a Doctorate in Classical Archaeology and History from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She excavated on the islands of Crete and Evoia for many years with renowned Greek archaeologists Yanni & Effie Sakellaraki. She also studied History of Art and is an accomplished painter. Her life among invaluable treasures of ancient art, as well her own need to create, led her not only to painting, but to her ultimate passion: jewelry design.
Polina was born in Oberhausen, Germany, but grew up Athens, in a family that loved and appreciated art. Her father was an art collector and an avid devotee of classical music. “The walls in our house were brilliant with color. My mother loved to sing, but became seriously ill when I was eleven years old. This compelled me to search for ways to make life as beautiful as possible. Expression through art was my salvation. Since the age of 11, I worked every summer on archaeological digs with my beloved aunt and uncle, drawing the magnificent pieces of art we unearthed, especially Minoan. This influenced me tremendously.”
Polina lives in Athens with her husband, well known journalist, Athanasios Ellis, and their two sons, Paris and Miltiades.
The Museum Store has a selection of the award-winning bronze scupltures created by Yanni Souvatzoglou. The Museum Store is honored to be the only distributor in the U.S. for Yanni’s sculpture pieces.
Yanni Souvatzoglou inherited his talent from his mother, a portrait painter. Yanni experimented from a very young age on fabric paintings, and moved into graphic design where he was introduced to industrial photographic reproductions, developing almost three dimensional images. Yanni Souvatzoglou’s skill in graphic arts served as a platform for his sculptural structures. At the same time Yanni attends art studies in Athens under the supervision of Prof. P. Tetsis.
Influenced mainly by the Minoan and Cycladic era, he manages to often evoke those images in his concepts. Since 1980 he maintains an atelier for multiple techniques and art applications, however he has not abandoned commercial design, and many corporations have trusted his creative imagination with various manifestations.
His art is collected worldwide. He has enjoyed major shows and been awarded prizes for several pieces of his work, and many galleries across the world sell his art.
We recently received more than 30 new titles in Greek books in Children’s, Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Language. Stop by to see them all!
Are you interested in having your product featured in the National Hellenic Museum Store? We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 312-655-1221. Please note: The completion of this form does not guarantee your product will be featured in the Museum Store.