Founded in 1836, the pattern of homonymous Society of Geneva, whose members were Kapodistrias Kalvos and other islanders. It is the oldest cultural institution in modern Greece and its founders were graduates of Italian University. Members also been Dionysios Solomos, Lorenzo Mavilis and Dinos Theotokis. Holds invaluable Ionian Library and is a member of the European Federation of Associations and Foundations «Europa Nostra». It organizes conferences, lectures, exhibitions, seminars and musical.