The new temporary exhibition “A dream among splendid ruins… Strolling through the Athens of travelers, 17th-19th century” was designed to provide an imaginary stroll through monumental Athens between the 17th and 19th centuries. Our companions on this stroll are the European travelers who undertook the “Grand Tour” to the capital city of Hellenism and who, inspired by the movement of Classicism, recorded the “splendid ruins” of its historical past.
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens, soon after its completion in 1889 (NAM Photographic archive).
14 09 '15 13:08
“A dream among splendid ruins…”
8th September, 2015 – 8th October, 2016