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Niki Goulandris (Greek: Νίκη Γουλανδρή) is a Greek philanthropist[1] and an accomplished botanical painter.[2]

She is currently vice-president of the Goulandris Natural History Museum and Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, former deputy minister for Social Services (1974–75), honorary deputy president of Hellenic Radio and Television (1975–80), and member of the World Commission on Culture and Development of UNESCO.

She is married to Angelos Goulandris, of the wealthy ship-owning Goulandris family, with whom she established the Goulandris Natural History Museum in 1964.

After graduating from the German School of Athens, Niki Goulandris studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Athens and continued with post-graduate studies in Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt under the philosophers Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer. She speaks French, German and English fluently.


^ "Niki Goulandris honored in Uppsala". Ekathimerini. 25 January 2003. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
^ Klemesrud, Judy (3 June 1984). "Greek Artist Shows Passion for Peonies". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. New York Times News Service: p. 14C. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

External links

Biography on the EURAN (European Art Network) website)
Botanical paintings by Niki Goulandris

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