A World of Votive Offerings

In December, the Hellenic American Union and the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens presented the exhibition “A World of Votive Offerings”. Even today, the votive offering, which was found in religious ceremonies in many ancient civilizations, remains a widespread devotional practice. The exhibition featured votive offerings from all over the world as well as present-day dedicatory practices and works of contemporary art inspired by the votive offerings. The works on display came from Nikos Papageorgiou’s collection of votive offerings, the Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection, the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum Kresow in Poland and the 21st Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in Corfu.