The Cultural Foundation of Tinos was established as a private benefit institution in 2002 by the Sacred Foundation of the Church of the Annunciation, and is supported by that institution.Its purpose is to promote research and study and to advance the awareness of the art, history, culture and tradition indigenous to the island of Tinos.Housed in a beautiful and recently refurbished neo-classic bulding at the water’s edge of the quaint harbor town of Tinos, the Foundation provides an ideal venue for business meetings, cultural and scientific conferences, art exhibitions and a variety of other events.
The building was originally constructed in 1925 as a large hotel, and was bought by the Sacred Foundation in 1977. The building’s renovation began in 1994 and was completed in 2001.The large exhibition hall of the Cultural Foundation of Tinos was inaugurated in September of the same year with the very significant art exhibit of the celebrated Tinian artist, Nicholos Gizis, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death. This event signaled the beginning of the Foundations’ successful course.As of June 2002, the building’s remaining convention halls, supporting areas and internet room were in use.