It was built under designs of Italian Sampo. The Ermoupolitan merchants had already founded clubs in the 1830s which operated as places of information and cosmopolitan events –as well as informal stock markets. The club Hermes and the club of the Ermoupolitans are two of the oldest clubs. The club of the Chians houses the Municipality’s Cultural Center since 1970 (tel.: +30 22810 82118) and the Municipal Library (tel.: +30 22810 88089). The Copies of Cycladic Art Museum is housed here as well according to the standards of N. Goulandris Museum in Athens. It is open since 1993. Educational programs for the children and tours for the visitors are organized (tel.: +30 22810 85300).