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The idea of the "Greek Museum of Adelaide"

The Greek Museum of Adelaide, is an idea of ​​Chrysoula Melissinaki that she had since 2012, the year she came from Greece, to live in Australia with her family. The absence of a Greek museum in South Australia was something missing from this beautiful city of Adelaide, in which at least 30,000 Greeks live in the state. Chrysoula with her husband, Panagiotis Mavraidis, decided to start the Greek Museum. They made a team of people with the same interest and on 9th of May 2019 they established the “Greek Museum of Adelaide Incorporated”, as a not for profit association in South Australia.

The founding members of the museum are firtst and second generation Greek immigrands who came in Australia from 1950 till 2012.  Everybody is welcome to be member or volunteer of the museum, regardless of color or race or religion.

  Download the Constitution PDF file at the following link: Constitution of the Greek Museum of Adelaide Inc.


Museum Structure

Committee members 2023 - today:



Ms. Chrysoula Sou Melissinaki

Chrysoula Sou Melissinaki, Was Born In Greece In 1974.  In Australia Most Of Chrysoula’S Dreams Are Becoming True, According To Her Skills And Expectations For A Better, Effective, Creative, Simple And Authentic Life, With Intellectual Perspectives And Life Style. Chrysoula Is Dedicated To Serving The Community According To Her Knowledge, Experiences And Believes, And She Is Learning Always, From The Australian Mentality Of Sharing And Respecting The Diversity Of Cultures. Education And Qualifications And Participation In Conferences As A Speaker.

Since 2013 Registered Qualified Teacher Of Languages And Currently Employed At Department Of Education Sa.


Vice President

Mrs. Helen Kari

Studies: Adelaide Girls High School and  North Adelaide School of arts & Roma Mitchell School

1974-1989:Owner /operator of waterfront Jeans and Sabella Boutique & manufacturing in CBD Silk painting workshops-Adelaide Uni Craft Studio.

All Out Ensemble-theatre costume and design

1989: Tutor-silk painting & Fabric workshops at Community Youth Services

1990: Sales at Sericus Silk Wholesalers

Visiting artist projects –Sth East  Cultural trust-Silk Banner Project co-ordinator

1992-1993: Co-ordinate and design “House banners” for re-decoration of Scotch  College School Chapel

Victor Harbor Rotary Exhibition , Port Adelaide Rotary Exhibition, St Peters Woodlands and Scotch  College School  Exhibition

Group Exhibitions at Adelaide University and Central Studios

1994-2000: Group exhibition Glenelg Courthouse “End of the line” – Fringe event

Group exhibition- Architectural studio/gallery –Fringe Event

Group exhibition- Caffe frappe & Eclecta Furniture –Fringe Event

Zest Café-Still life Exhibition –Fringe Event

Group Exhibition- McRae Gallery, Port Road, Hindmarsh- Fringe Event

Curate and Exhibit in three “Olive and Eucalypt” Group Exhibitions

Workshop for the [Vision impaired] –High Beam Festival program at Nexus Gallery

2001-2002: Curate  and exhibit at Greek Glendi Festival “Karagiozi” shadow Theatre-visual art, Performance and Children’s workshop

Greek Community Odyssey  -2  Exhibitions

Group exhibition-Mt Barker  Gallery  “Gluttony & Nectar”

2020: Foundation  Hellenic Studies

2020: Volunteer & Donor with Start-up of Greek Museum of Adelaide Inc.


Mrs. Kay Anastassiadis


Mr. Panagiotis Mavraidis

Panagiotis born in Adelaide. He studied Electronics Engineer in Greece.

He worked in Greece in “Intracom Defence Electronics” ,  in the Athens concert hall “MEGARO MOUSIKIS ATHINON”. In Australia he works as Electronic Telecommunication Technician for South Australia Government.

He owns a Greek speaking radio station in Adelaide (Radio Melodia) and he is radio/TV producer and journalist. His hobbies are:  coin collector, amateur radio operator (id:VK5AT) , vintage radio collector. He also is a science fiction writer. He did resources on ancient technology, ancient musical instruments, and artificial intelligence.


Mrs. Andriana Economou

Dr. Sofia Georgiou

Mr. George Foumakis

Mrs. Mira Zacharia

Ms. Kay Anastassiadis

Foundation members:

  The foundation members are the people who started and helped the Museum at its first steps.

The first committe which established on 2019 was:

Chrysoula Melissinaki

Panagiotis Mavraidis

Victor Eleftheriou

Spiros Sarris

Anna Zounis

Christos Vlachos

Dimitris Katsambis.

The first members who helped financial at the begining of the Museum and for that reason they are foundation members too, are:

Eleni Mavraeidi

George Mavraeidis

John Pogas

Angela Grigoras

Nathalia Natsias

Alexandra Pogas

Benjamin Pogas

Jane Pogas

Jonathan Pogas

Natsias Girgolas.

Financial Members:

From the begining of the Museum we have 120 members and the last year 65 of them are financial settled.


There are other members of the museum who are helping with volunteer work.


The donors are the people who donate exhibits to the museum or helped financial.

There are about 80 donors/families who donate to the Museum.