Travels in Greece (15th-19th cent.)  Benaki Museum 
The E. Finopoulos Collection

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MUSEUM OF GREEK CULTURE FROM 07/03/2018 - TO 29/04/2018

The Efstathios Finopoulos Collection, donated to the Benaki Museum and operating under the expert supervision of the collector himself, is among the most important of its kind internationally and is distinguished by the wide variety of multiple editions and prints it includes. The adventure of amassing this collection from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present day can be followed by representative works.

The exhibition develops along two distinct trajectories: travel literature and imagery as well as the extensive collecting and research activity of Efstathios Finopoulos

The fascination with the unknown and the allure of Greece upon European thinking since the Renaissance resulted in a constant flow of travelers who bequeathed us with numerous publications and countless drawings. The experience and reminiscence of travelling emerge from the valuable repository of predominantly, historical and travel literature which is the Finopoulos Collection.

The exhibition includes rare editions, manuscript maps, loose prints, and drawings as well as important documents, archival material and photographs. From the fanciful and arbitrary renderings of early centuries to the accurate depictions of later years, the variegated picture of travelling emerges alongside the multiple identities of travelers in Greek lands between the 15th and 19th centuries.


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Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 – 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED