Michael L. Galaty, director of the UMMAA, has been named a Distinguished Advisor to the Board of Trustees of the National Hellenic Museum, located in Chicago. The Museum, which contains more than 10,000 artifacts, seeks to protect and preserve the stories of Greek immigrants and Americans of Greek heritage.
Galaty, who has personal and professional ties to Greece—his family is of Greek descent and for several years he conducted field research at the Alepotrypa Cave in Greece—spoke at the NHM in 2018.
“I very much look forward to serving as an advisor to the board of the NHM. They are an excellent museum doing vital work in one of Chicago’s most historic neighborhoods,” says Galaty. “I hope my ideas and perspectives will be of help to board members as they make decisions about the future of this important landmark for Greek Americans across the country.”