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Museum

For over a century, the Loulis family has been lovingly collecting artefacts relating to wheat, flour and bread. The desire to make this collection accessible to the public led, in 2012, to the founding of the "Loulis Museum" in the company's historic flour mill in Agios Georgios, Keratsini. The Museum has a vision: preserving the history and tradition of the cultivation and processing of wheat, documenting the role and importance of bread in various aspects of everyday life down the centuries, and highlighting the Mediterranean diet as a way of life and an aspect of culture.

The Museum's goals are to:

  1. Spotlight the history and tradition of our food culture.
  2. Inform the public about the benefits of a balanced diet.
  3. Raise awareness of food waste and loss, its consequences and what we can do about it.
History

An active presence in the Greek economy and Greek society for over two centuries, Loulis Mills has a long tradition of social engagement, caring for our fellow men, a love for flour, contributing to the economy, and respecting the environment. All of this, along with our vision and our values, form the foundations of our corporate culture, a core guiding principle of which is corporate responsibility. 

Our commitment to making an effective, long-term contribution is confirmed by the creation of the "Loulis Museum: From wheat to bread".

High school attendance and public response from the first day of its operation led to the reorganization of the existing exhibition in 2017 and the addition of a new wing that consists of 12 new sections. At the same time, due to the enormous response from the student community, it was necessary to enrich the educational programs.

Its design was made by a museographer/architect and by a specialized team with the aim of a better presentation of the exhibition and the effectiveness of the educational programs. The visitor watches the evolution of the most basic type of human nutrition, bread, and how important was our civilization in combination with the changes that took place in the field of agricultural and industrial production.

Loulis Museum preserves memories and traditions, stories and myths and, above all, the labor and love of centuries, leading up to the present bread to our table. At the same time it raises concerns and proposes solutions for contemporary issues that concern us all, such as our daily diet and waste of food.

The museum today

Over 25.000 visitors have been part of our guided tours and educational programs since the opening of the museum. After 15 months of intensive renovations the Loulis Museum reopened in September 2018 ready to welcome our visitors, children and adults, in a fully renovated space accompanied by our engaging educational program for children and adolescents.  The museum has a free entry for everyone.

12 museum sections have been created in the new wing of Loulis Museum so that the visitor can choose to follow the narrative from start to end or selectively.

Credits

EXHIBITION CREDITS

Konstantinos Loulis

Nikos Loulis

SPONSOR

Loulis Mills

OVERSIGHT & COORDINATION

Olga Manou, Director of the Loulis and Head of the Loulis Mills Corporate Responsibility and Communication Department 

MUSEOLOGICAL & MUSEOGRAPHIC STUDY

Spyros Nasainas, Architect

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATES

Ioanna Makri-Koltsida, Archaeologist

Kalliopi Karatzi, Nutritionist-Dietician

Giorgos Iliopoulos, Environmental Scientist MSc

TEXTS & CAPTIONS

Olga Manou, Moschanthi Chavale, Eugenia Mari, Ioanna Makri-Koltsida,

Kalliope Karatzi, Giorgos Iliopoulos

TEXT EDITING

Fani Boubouli

TRANSLATIONS

Michael Eleftheriou

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME

Olga Manou, Spyros Nasainas, Moschanthi Chavale

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Vagia Dagga

VIDEO / DIRECTION, EDITING & ANIMATION

PremiumMedia Byron Nikolopoulos, Christos Stavrou

LIGHTING DESIGN

ASlight  Matina Maglara, Anna Sbokou

CONSERVATION OF WORKS

Dimitris Margaritof

Historical Archives of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation

INSTALLATION OF WORKS

Giorgos Korkovelos, Dimitris Margaritof

EXHIBITION CONSTRUCTIONS

Emmanuel Lignos

PLEXIGLASS & ACRYLIC CONSTRUCTIONS

PhoenixGlass

CONSTRUCTION

Dimitris and Vaggelis Kyritsis

PAINTING & DECORATING

Giannis Skordas, Giannis Giannakopoulos

DIGITAL PRINTS

K. Bezerianos & Co Ltd.

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT

Radiant Α.Ε. Anastasios Bellas, Christos Andreadakis

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

Golden Ratio SA, Kralis Bros. Inc., Kafkas SA

TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Andreas Tselos, Leonidas Kozanitis, Giannis Samaras, Giorgos Anastasiou, Sideris Tzivakas, Vasilis Sachinidis

Loulis Mills Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Maintenance, Finance and Legal Services departments

MUSEUM WEBSITE DESIGN

NetStudio

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Our cordial thanks to:

Konstantinos Loulis for the donation of his personal collections

Stavros Sykiotis Family for providing the portrait of Ioannis Loulis

Historical Archives of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation for the valuable contributions of its staff

Theodoros Papagiannis for donating the sculpture on the theme of communion bread

Ioannis Lambrou for the provision of important archival material

Giannis Karabelas for designing the Museum's website

Julia Klimi

The Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage

for providing photographs

Giorgos Tsiamouras

Ioanna Foka-Metaxa

for the millstones they donated

Ludmila Efstathiadou for providing a sculpture by Alekos Efstathiadis

Giorgos Zampogas

Michalis Papagiotis

Panagiotis Makrygiannis

for the old machinery they donated

Verband deutscher Mühlen [Association of German Millers]

Zurich Mills

for the donation of flour sacks

Telemachos Kaouris for the donation of traditional tools

Nikaia Armenian Primary School

Emmanouil Korkondeila

for the donation of exhibits

Christos Garoufis

Maria Sakkelariou

Nayla Al Niadi

for providing bread stamps and ma' amoul

Kalamafka Cultural Association

Nikos Balothiaris

Association of Karytainans

Bühler AG

Ocrim S.p.A.

for providing audiovisual material

Frixos Pitsopoulos

Michalis Pitykakis

Maria Konstantopoulou

Rania Fatola

Heini Solberger

Eleni Beneki

for their valuable contributions

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Information - Booking

For school and individual visits please make your booking in our online calendar

Book now

For individual visits you can also call to the following numbers:

Τ: 2104090164
F: 2104090150

Spetson 1 Keratsini 187 55

Ε: museum@loulisgroup.com

Opening times

Monday to Friday
08:00-16:00

Monday- Friday

Public opening times 13:00-16:00

Closed

  • 1st of January
  • Good Friday
  • 1st of May
  • 15th of August
  • 28th of October
  • 25th and 26th of December