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The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum (in the time this link was added - April 2008, the site was still under construction) is a private operating foundation devoted to the art of jewelry.
The Museum's permanent collection houses over 3,000 designs created in jewelry and objects d'art by the museum founder, Academician - Member of the Academy des Beaux Arts, Ilias Lalaounis. The 45 collections of the Museum display jewelry and microsculpture in six theme galleries. The "Dawn of Art, the "History of Greek Jewelry, the "Art and Architecture of 12 different Civilisations", and designs inspired by nature, modern technology and special commissions.
The 8000 additional designs created by the museum founder will be exhibited in retrospective exhibitions. The museum also holds temporary exhibitions with jewelry from other museums and private collections.