Photos of historic Greek costumes to go on display at Acropolis Museum in Athens


The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, will host a photo exhibition of 70 historical Greek costumes worn by contemporary Greeks from the 19th century, has reported.

In collaboration with the National Historical Museum of Athens, the Acropolis Museum is hosting the exhibition titled Raiment of the Soul, which is an initiative by the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation.

The project is under the auspices of the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

The majority of the costumes in the photographs on display belong to the National Historical Museum of Athens and were loaned by the late general secretary of the museum, Ioannis Mazarakis-Ainian, to photographer Vangelis Kyris and embroidery specialist Anatoli Georgiev.

The photo exhibition of Greek costumes. Photo.

The costumes include garments that belonged to historic figures, heroes of the Greek Revolution of 1821, as well as locals from various parts of Greece throughout the years.

Costumes from Asia Minor will also be featured in honour of this year’s centenary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe.

Some of the works in the exhibition have been shown in other cities in Greece, as well as Seoul in South Korea.

The original exhibition was to be presented on the occasion of the bicentenary of the start of the Greek Revolution, but was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Raiment of the Soul will be open to the public from December 20 to March 26, 2023, free of charge.





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