The Exhibition

The Exhibition

The Exhibition «Beholding Liberty! At the Hellenic Parliament, 2 centuries later», focuses on testimonies of high historical and artistic value, in order to reconstruct intellectually and emotionally the supreme asset of the Revolution of 1821, Liberty, offering to the visitors, men and women, privileged access to the events that led to its attainment.

The central exhibition narrative revolves around the unique ensemble of wall paintings that adorn the building of the Parliament in the historical Hall of Trophies and Adjutants (current “Eleftherios Venizelos” Hall). These monumental frescoes stand for «talking» testaments of the Exhibition, as the portrayed figures and events come to the fore and invite us to an empathetic survey of the struggle for Freedom.

In «discourse» with the wall paintings, are presented many and unique portable exhibits (manuscript archives, books, newspapers, artworks, objects and weapons), coming from the special collections of the Library of the Parliament, as well as from certain private ones, mainly the philhellenic collection of Michalis and Dimitra Varkarakis.

Contributors

CURATING
Dr Thodoris Koutsogiannis
Art Historian, Chief Curator of the Hellenic Parliament Art Collection
Dr Maria Kamilaki
Linguist, Head of the Parliamentary Library Department

ORGANIZING COMITTEE
Dolly Petroula
Head of the Secretary General Office, Hellenic Parliament
Dr George Angelopoulos
Head of the Directorate General for e-Administration, Library and Publications

Eleni Droulia
Head of the Library of the Hellenic Parliament

Dr Angelos KontogiannisMandros
Scientific associate of the Secretary General Office, Hellenic Parliament

SCIENTIFING COMITTEE

Paschalis Kitromilides
Academy member, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Maria Efthymiou
Professor at the Faculty of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Antonis Klapsis
Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese

LENDING INSTITUTIOS AND COLLECTORS
Michael and Demetra Varkarakis Collection
Averoff Museum, Metsovo
Vasilis Korkolopoulos Collection
Zaimis Family (Panaghiotis Zaimis)
Tombazis Family (Theodoros Mitrakos)
Michalis Ntais
Ilias Boubouris

Collaboration
Xenia Vergini, Giorgos Zanias, Antzela Karapanou, Maria Kouli, Stathis Koutrouvides, Sotiris Leventis, Eirini Manousaki, Anastasia Ragkou, Virginia Sdraka, Dimitra Sofia, Stergios Stagakis, staff of the Library of the Hellenic Parliament
Lena Koromila, collaborator of the Library of the Hellenic Parliament

CONSERVATION OF ARCHIVES AND BOOKS
Department of Preservation and Conservation of Printed Material – Library of the Hellenic Parliament
Stella Daskalopoulou, Avgi Kalafati, Arietta Revythi, Maria Sakellariou, Angeliki Samartzi, Ioanna Sasiakou, Hara Zachioti

CONSERVATION OF ARTWORKS
Christina Karadima (pro bono), conservator of art works – museologist

INSTALLATION OF EXHIBITS
Stavros Mavromichalis, sculptor

TRANSPORTATION AND INSTALLATION OF ARTWORKS
Move Art

MUSEOGRAPHIC STUDY, SUPPORTING MATERIAL,
WEB-PAGE DEVELOPMENT, INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS
Horizon P.C.
Iason Tsentas, project manager
Athina Iakobidi, artistic design
Ermis Papakonstantinou, design

TRANSLATION
Katia Manteli

DIGITAL GAMES
Inte*learn

ΜUSEUM KIT
Varvakeio High School, History group
(under the guidance of teachers Elena Ghika and Mary Belogiannis)

APPLICATION OF IMAGE RECOGNITION
Smartify

VIDEO PRODUCTION
PrintAll LTD

EXHIBITION EQUIPMENT
MU.EVO Μuseum Evolution

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