The Prince’s Foundation to Advise Greece on Revamp of Tatoi Estate
The Prince’s Foundation in the UK, which manages Dumfries House, will advise the Greek Culture Ministry on issues involving the restoration and development of the former royal estate of Tatoi in Athens into a cultural and recreational hub.
The partnership became official after the recent signing of a five-year long Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) between Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Managing Director of The Prince’s Foundation Emily Cherrington.
The memorandum foresees The Prince’s Foundation providing expertise and sharing good practices with the Greek side on how the restoration of Tatoi can replicate the success of Dumfries House for the benefit of the local community.
King Charles III’s The Prince’s Foundation, based at Dumfries House in Scotland, has extensive experience in conserving heritage assets and bringing them to life.
“This partnership aims to help us implement the best existing practices in the future management of the Tatoi estate and to fully use its potential as a center of culture and recreation, and an important asset to strengthening the local economy,” said Mendoni.
The memorandum also sees the exchange of best practices between the two sides in cultural, tourism, educational and academic research activities in a wide range of subjects and scientific fields.
In addition, the Culture Ministry-The Prince’s Foundation partnership will support the promotion of interdisciplinary and practice-based education linked to the areas of construction, food management, agriculture, hospitality, health, and wellness among others.
According to the ministry, the memorandum is a step towards the restoration and revitalization of the Tatoi Estate under the best sustainable practices and an opportunity for the local community to benefit from the estate’s rich cultural and historical heritage.
The signing of the memorandum follows Mendoni’s visit at the Dumfries House Estate in Scotland in September 2022.