Niki Goulandris, a Greek philanthropists and accomplished botanical painter, died on Saturday, aged 94.
She served as vice-president of the Goulandris Natural History Museum that she had established with her wealthy shipowner husband, Angelos, in 1965. She also served as vice-presidnet of the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art at the time of her death, and had also served as former deputy minister for Social Services (1974–75), former Secretary of State for health in Greece(1974), honorary deputy president of Hellenic Radio and Television (1975–80), and member of the World Commission on Culture and Development of UNESCO.
Her work had been recognised by numerous institutions, such as the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Global 500 Award in 1990, and she was named Woman of Europe by the European Commission, European Parliament and European Movement in 1991.
The other vice-president of the Natural History Museum, Fali Voyiatzaki, announced the death on the museum’s Facebook page.
Her funeral will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Holy Metropolis of Kifissia.