“1821, Before and After” | March – October 2021 | Benaki Museum | Athens

Rare archival material on the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Turks will emerge from the vaults of three banks for an exhibit at Benaki Museum in 2021, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the uprising’s beginning in 1821.

The exhibition entitled “1821, Before and After” which will take over the entire museum, will have three sections: From 1770 to the start of the revolution in 1821; the unfolding of the war until the appointment of the first governor of the newly-founded state (Ioannis Kapodistrias; and the arrival of King Otto in 1833 to the year 1870.

Objects on exhibit will include paintings, personal items of revolutionary fighters and rare documents.