The official inauguration of the new Digital Museum of Greek Immigration to Canada took place on Friday, May 24, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Part of ”ImmiGrec” and supported by Greece’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the new Museum has developed a vast digital online portal encompassing the totality of the Greek-Canadian immigrant experience from Greece to the enormous continent of North America.
The event, hosted by McGill University, involves work developed as part of the first phase of the Center for the Study of Greek Immigration and Diaspora.
The inauguration was attended by members of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as well as the Greek ambassador to Canada, Dimitris Azemopoulos.
According to ImmiGrec, ”the Virtual Museum unfolds Greek history in Canada by providing access to timelines, interactive maps and historical commentary, archival databases and links to relevant sources.”
Greek immigration to Canada dates back to the early twentieth century, as a part of the broader transatlantic exodus of peoples from Southern and Eastern Europe to the Americas.