The Benaki Museum is organising its first electronic crowdfunding campaign on the occasion of the exhibition in America of the photographic album of Albert Meyer from the first modern Olympic Games of Athens in 1896.

Meyer’s photographic album was a souvenir of the Games for the Royal Courts of the time and for the members of the Olympic Games Committee and after the 1945 bombings that literally leveled Dresden and destroyed his archives, it has become priceless.

The exhibition will be launched in New York City in December 2016 with events at both the United Nations and the Consulate General of Greece offering the American public, and especially the Greek Diaspora, an opportunity to admire Meyer’s extremely rare photographs.

The crowdfunding campaign has been launched and will run through the end of January 2017, aiming to raise $100,000 in order to allow the album to continue its tour in at least four additional US cities in 2017.