Benaki Museum / ATHENS
1821 Before and AfterThe Benaki Museum presents a major anniversary exhibition to celebrate the bicentenary of the pivotal year in modern Greek history, 1821, the year when the revolution which resulted in the country’s independence was declared.
One thousand and two hundred objects will unfold more than 100 years of history (1770-1870) over 2,500 square metres for 8 months.
This fascinating process of national emancipation, beginning before the 1770 ‘Orlov Revolt’ and concluding in the 1880s, will be narrated in ‘1821 before and after’. The exhibition, arranged in three parts and featuring some 1,200 exhibits, will unfold more than 100 years of history across 3,500 square metres over 8 months (from March to November 2021). This will be the first exhibition on modern Greek history of such scale and scope internationally.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Marinos Geroulanos and Angelos Delivorrias.
The exhibition is included in the National Program of Bicentennial Celebrations coordinated by the “Greece 2021” Committee.