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“Metamorphoses of Athens, A Photographic Itinerary 1839 – 1950” (extended)
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THE HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW EXHIBITION & A NEW BUILDING-ANNEX

The Herakleidon Museum is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the opening of a new space for art and culture. The new center of activities is a short distance from the main building. This is a beautifully restored neoclassical building facing the pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou, near the archaeological site and the metro station of Thissio.
The Herakleidon Museum annex aims to enrich the cultural life of Athens, while complementing and expanding the main direction of the museum. It will open to the general public on Friday, October 17, 2014 with an extensive tribute to the city of Athens, to celebrate the 180 years since it was proclaimed the capital of Greece. The photo exhibition: “Metamorphoses of Athens, A Photographic Itinerary 1839 – 1950” is a unique tour of the development of the Greek capital, through rare archival material of the photograph historian and collector Haris Yiakoumis.
The exhibition includes more than one hundred authentic photographs, some of which date to the beginnings of the photographic art, and will be on show until the end of January 2015.

The itinerary is enriched with panoramic views of Athens in large format, old cameras and seven stereoscopes, two of which are amazing apparatus of the time that allow the visitor to look at fifty photographs by turning a lever. The exhibition is complemented by a small selection of contemporary photographs of Athens taken by journalist and student of Athens Nikos Vatopoulos, a section that functions as an epilogue and a bridge with the present.

from October 17th 2014 until the 31st of March 2015 (extended)

HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM
NEW BUILDING – ANNEX: Ap.Pavlou 37, Thissio
HOURS: Mon.: closed, Tue.-Fri.: 17:00-21:00, Sat.-Sun.: 11:00-19:00
GENERAL ADMISSION: 4 euros

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