Historical Archives

On Monday, July 5, 2021 the Historical Archives will resume its operations for the general public, after their suspension due to the measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic.
Any interested user will visit the Historical Archives by appointment only. For reservations please contact the Historical Archives by email (sec.histarchives@bankofgreece.gr) or by calling at +30 210 3203530, at least two working days prior to the visit.
The visit to the Historical Archives will be pursuant to the protection measures as defined by the Greek State, regarding the number of visitors and keeping distances. Wearing a protection face mask and use of anticeptic gel are obligatory before the visit

The IATE is one of the most important banking archives in Greece. Its collections do not merely reflect the establishment and the operation of the country’s central bank, but also the Bank’s overall contribution to the country’s economic, political and social trajectory. A considerable portion of the holdings is made up of the personal archives of Governors and Deputy Governors, which shed light on broader aspects of the economic and political history of the modern Greek state.

The IATE also develops a wide range of scientific and research activities: it supports the compilation of historical studies, it organises international conferences on issues of economic and banking history, it coordinates or participates in research programmes and it contributes to the publications and exhibitions organised by the Centre for Culture, Research and Documentation (CCRD).

To this end, the IATE works together with Greek and foreign universities as well as research centres and is an active member of various national and international archival organisations and networks devoted to banking history.

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