Helen Tragea recently completed a PhD on Film Theory and Analysis at the department of Culture and Communication of the Panteion University. For the last seven years she has been teaching History of Art andHistory of Cinema in colleges and has been organizing and conducting seminars for adults on the same subjects.
Previously she worked as a film editor in a private company. In the years 2001-2 she was employed as a special scientist and historical investigator by the Film and Photography department of the Diplomatic and Historical Archive of the ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2000 she attained the Master's Degree on History and Theory Modern Art at the University of Essex in Great Britain. She was awarded Bachelor's Degree on Archeology and History of Art by the University of Crete.
She has a special interest in artistic B&W photography and has participated in various exhibitions. She also maintains a blog (http://helencomments.blogspot.com/) with articles on art and films.
Archeologist-Historian of Modern Art
Designed by L. Kavtatzoglou and built in the years 1846-1852. It has a very strict neoclassical style with few decorations. Marble stones from the archaeological site of Acropolis that were deemed as “unnecessary” were used for its construction. This action that today is considered sacrilegious was then approved by King Otto. Ten years ago, during the renovation of the building, the archaeological committee managed to abstract most of those stones and return them to the archaeological site of Acropolis. Only the ones that are part of the foundation building still remain after being catalogued and photographed.