“A dream between wonderful ruins” A walk to the city of Athens as travelers 17th-19th century

"A dream between wonderful ruins" A walk to the city of Athens as travelers 17th-19th century

Apr 7, 2016

- 30 October 2016

The new temporary exhibition " A Dream Between Wonderful Ruins...A Walk to the city of Athens as Τravelers, 17th-19th Century" was designed to offer an imaginary walk to the city of Athens as a monument from the 17th to the 19th century. We will be accompanied by the Europeans travelers who seek the "great journey" in the capital city of Hellenism and get inspired by the movement of classicism, while reflecting the "wonderful ruins" of its historic past.

The exhibition includes twenty-two pictorial excursion books and fourteen original works of art, oil paintings, watercolors and prints from the collections of the Library of the Hellenic Parliament. These works present landscapes, pictures, sites and times of the city Athens of tourists. Thirty-five marble sculptures of the National Archaeological Museum, many of which are presented for the first time, converse with the works of travelers filling the charming narrative for the monumental topography of the city. The museum experience will be complemented with the music sounds from the homelands of the travelers, as well as Greek music, as recorded in 1874-5 by the French composer and music theorist LA Bourgault-Ducoudray.