Help us by financing Argilos

Since the beginning of the researches to Argilos in 1992, the Mission obtained a substantial financing of different public bodies. In Greece, the Ministry of Culture widely contributed to the project. In Canada, the research council in Human sciences, the Government of Quebec and the University of Montreal gived near $600,000.

Regrettably, the public financing is never eternal and we have now to ask for private financing to assure the continuance of the project. Several companies have already contributed to the financing of our activities.

The project of Argilos is an extraordinary laboratory for the training of Greek and Canadian students in the domains of the Greek archaeology and the history. Every year, about twenty students of Canadian and Greek universities have the only chance to participate in this excavation. They learn the techniques of the archaeological excavation and deepen their knowledge of the art and the architecture of antique Greece. Conducted tours of the other major sites of the region and the museums are organized. By living with the Greek students, they discover another way of life and are introduced to the culture of modern Greece. Several students of both countries maintained narrow links since their meeting in Greece. For the gradual students, the Mission of Argilos offers a quantity of subjects for the theses of M.A. and PhD.

By contributing to the Greek-Canadian archaeological Mission of Argilos, you help to strengthen essential links between the institutions of education and research for Greece and for Canada, and participate in the discovery and in the conservation of the cultural patrimony of Greece.

For any information and to help us, please contact:
Dr. Jacques Perreault
Professor of greek archaeology
Center of Classical Studies
University of Montreal
C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal, QC
Canada H3C 3J7

Tel.: 001 514 343 6486
Fax: 001 514 343 2347
jacques.y.perreault@umontreal.ca