The National Historical Museum participating in the celebration of the International Museum Day (May 18, 2009) on the theme Museums and Cultural Tourism this year presented the exhibition “Monumental travelers' albums”. These albums, which were published in Europe from the 16th to the 19th centuries, record the impressions of European travelers from the Greek world and the Near East.Their narrations are accompanied by drawings, paintings, engravings, charts, views of castles and cities, costumes and archaeological monuments reflecting the reality in Greece and complement or compensate, in most cases, the historical sources that are lacking during this period.
Some of the works that are displayed in the exhibition are these of Nicolas de Nicolay (1576), Marco Boschini (1651), Olfred Dapper (1688), Jean Baptiste Van Mour (1714), Choiseul-Gouffier (1782), Edward Dodwell (1821), Otto Magnus von Stackelberg (1825,1834), Louis Dupre (1825), Guillaume Abel Blouet (1831-1838).
The visitor has also the opportunity to leaf through reproductions of these works and read travel texts.
The presentation of the exhibition Monumental Travelers’ Albums, 16th – 19th century, is extended until September 30, 2009 and is open to the public daily except Mondays from 9.00 am – 2.00 pm.