Revolution ‘21 Reframed


The Anniversary Programme of the National Historical Museum (NHM) entitled “ΕΠΑΝΑCYΣΤΑΣΗ ‘21” (Revolution ‘21 Reframed) aims to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. The Programme is of pan-Hellenic importance and seeks to highlight the ideas, causes, persons, events and results of the Greek War of Independence, as they were formed through conflicts and compositions of different interests and traditions. It includes three pillars: the main exhibition in Athens, exhibitions in eight cities of the region in collaboration with local agencies and institutions and a floating exhibition that will travel to 23 Aegean islands.

The Eugenides Foundation actively supports the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece by covering part of the costs of the implementation and installation of the regional exhibitions. Seven more Institutions are participating in this effort with their help, namely the National Bank, the V. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for Fine Arts and Music, the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, the Lambrakis Foundation, the Charitable Foundation Athanasiou Laskaridis, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and the Bodosakis Foundation.

The regional exhibitions will be hosted in museums and cultural organisations around Greece: the Ethnological Museum of Thrace (Alexandroupolis), the Teloglion Foundation of Arts (Thessaloniki), the Veroia Arts Center, the Messolonghi Byron Society (Messolonghi), the Naval and Historical Museum of Galaxidi, the National Gallery-Museum of Alexandros Soutsos (Nafplio Branch) and the Maritime Museum of Crete (Chania).

The main exhibition is organised with the support of the Ioannis S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. The floating exhibition with original objects from the collections of the NHM and educational material will be held on the sailboat provided by the Maria Tsakos Public Benefit Foundation.

This multifaceted project is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and is supported by important bodies and institutions.