Print this page

Revolution 21 Reframed: The Floating Exhibition

Duration
26/6-31/7/2022
A floating exhibition of relics of the National Historical Museum’s Collection about the Greek Revolution of 1821 begins on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the Port of Chios.

 The Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece - National Historical Museum (HESG/NHM), the Public Benefit Foundation "Maria Tsakos" - International Centre for Naval Research and Tradition and Piraeus Bank are pleased to announce that the floating exhibition of relics of the Museum’s Collection about the Greek Revolution of 1821, which was postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place this year, starting from the Port of Chios, on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

 

ploti programma egainion min

 

The exhibition is part of  the versatile anniversary programme of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece - National Historical Museum which commemorates  200 years since the beginning of the Greek Revolution, under the title "Revolution 21 Reframed: the Floating Exhibition".

The exhibition will sail to 20 ports of various Greek islands with the sailing educational vessel "Mania" offered kindly for this purpose by the Tsakos Enhanced Education Nautical School of the "Maria Tsakos" Public Benefit Foundation. The Exhibition will be sometimes accompanied by units of the Navy and the Coast Guard and a flotilla of private vessels.

For its part, Piraeus Bank, has integrated this original floating exhibition in its versatile anniversary programme "eleftheroi" [free], and supports the organisation and realisation of it, as well as the creation of the HESG/NHM commemorative medal.

The exhibition aims to highlight the naval part of the Greek Revolution of 1821, with authentic relics from the Museum's collections (e.g. the cross from the ship of Miaoulis, the grab from the torpedo boat of Kanaris, naval weapons, philhellenic objects dedicated to the naval struggle,. etc.) as well as with digital methods (for example: short videos, digital representations of naval battles, prints, etc.).

The narrative of the exhibition starts by describing the naval Greek tradition in the pre-revolutionary years and the first steps towards the creation of credible Greek units that could fight against the dominant Ottoman fleet. It will highlight the naval sites, historical islands, critical events and figures of the naval part of the Revolution and will conclude with historical documents that will encourage our visitors to reflect on the impact of the Navy for the Greek Nation nation and for Europe in general.

The naval sites that the Exhibition will visit include, apart from Chios (Chora and Kardamyla), Oinousses, Psara, Lesvos, Lemnos, Samothrace, Agios Efstratios, Skyros, Andros, Syros, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Aegina. The exhibition will conclude in Piraeus. Residents and visitors from the above ports will have the opportunity to visit the Exhibition and to participate in related anniversary events, which will be organised by local organisations and Piraeus Bank.

 

ploti banner

 

The Exhibition, which will be open to the public, will be accompanied, not only by the Curators and Conservators of the National Historical Museum, but also by Mrs. Maria Efthymiou, Professor of the Department of History and Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, who kindly offered to give a series of lectures on the decisive contribution of the Navy to the successful outcome of the Greek War of Independence.

Even though the project of the floating exhibition is very original and innovative, it is not without precedent in the long history of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, which, in a similar way, collected, in the first years of its public presence in 1884, valuable relics that shaped the collections of the National Historical Museum.

The exhibition is complemented by a scholarly catalogue  entitled "The Naval Struggle of 1821", a valuable co-publication of the HESG/NHM and the “Maria Tsakos” Public Benefit Foundation, one of the most important contributions to the 2021 anniversary publications.

 

 EIM Nautical Flags 230x145cm Klimaka arxeiou 1 pros 1 3 min


 

 EVENTS AND OPENING HOURS

 SCIO

Event: Monday June 27th at 19.00, in the “Maria Tsakos” International Center of Maritime Research and Tradition

The exhibition will be open to the public: 27/6 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.00

 KARDAMYLA

Event: Tuesday June 28th at 20.00, in the Municipal Council Hall "Konstantinos Spanos"

The exhibition will be open to the public: 28/6, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.00

OINOUSSES

Event: on Wednesday June 29th  at 20.00, at Nautossinis Square, Oinousses

The exhibition will be open to the public: 29/6, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.00

LESVOS

Event:  Friday July 1st  at 20.00 at the Municipal Theatre of Mytilene 

The exhibition will be open to the public: on July 1st, 10.30-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

LEMNOS

Event: on Sunday  July 3rd at 20.00, at the Old Port of Myrina, in front of the Town Hall

The exhibition will be open to the public: 3/7 and 4/7,  11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

SAMOTHRAKI

Event: Wednesday July 6th at 20.00

The exhibition will be open to the public:  6/7, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

AGIOS EFSTRATIOS

Event: on Friday July 8th at 20.00, at the Town Hall Square in Agios Efstratios

The exhibition will be open to the public: 8/7 to 11/7, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

SKYROS

Event: on Wednesday July 13th at 20.00 at the port of Linaria Skyros

The exhibition will be open to the public: 13/7 and 14/7, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

PSARA

 Event: on Saturday July 16th at 20.00, at the Cultural Events Hall of the Municipality of the Heroic Island of Psara

The exhibition will be open to the public: 16/7 and 17/7, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

ANDROS

The visit to Andros and the event are both cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

Event: on Tuesday July 19th at 20.00, at the Open Theatre of Andros

The exhibition will be open to the public: 19/7 and 20/7, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

SYROS

Event: on Saturday July 23rd at 19.30 at Miaoulis Square - Municipal Hall of Syros

The exhibition will be open to the public: 22/7 and 23/7, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.00

SPETSES

Event: on Tuesday July 26th at 20.00, in the courtyard of the Metropolitan Church of St. Nicholas

The exhibition will be open to the public: 25/7 and 26/7 from 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

HYDRA

Event: on Thursday July 28th at 20.00, in the courtyard of the Metropolitan Church of the Assumption (Hydra Cathedral)

The exhibition will be open to the public: July 28th, 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

POROS

Event: on Friday July 29th at 20.00 in Kanaris Coast, Poros

The exhibition will be open to the public: 29/7 from 12.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

AEGINA

Event: on Saturday July 30th at 20.30, in the courtyard of the Folklore Museum of Aegina

The exhibition will be open to the public: 30/7 from 11.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.30

 


 

 With the support of

x tsakos

 

logo200 min

 

 

 

Files
OPENING HOURS
September - June
Tuesday - Friday: 09.00-16.00
Saturday - Sunday: 10.00-16.00
July - August
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00-16.00
Admission until: 15.30
TICKET PRICES
Full admission : € 3
Reduced admission : € 1.5
Free admission: Every Sunday, the International Museum Day (May 18th) and the following holidays:March 25th, October 28th.
MUSEUM SHOP
Opening hours Tuesday- Sunday 09:00-16:00