Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki / THESSALONIKI
For a burning flame. Antiquities and MemoryThe temporary exhibition, which opened on July 15, 2021, at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki entitled "For a burning flame. Antiquities and Memory, Thessaloniki - Macedonia [1821-2021]", is the museum’s contribution to the celebration marking the bicentenary of the most important event in modern Greek history: the outbreak of the struggle for national independence.
Nearly 100 years were to pass between 1821 and 1912, when Macedonia too was incorporated into the independent Greek state. A century of expectation, in which the flame of revolution became a perpetual flame for Greeks everywhere. The exhibition attempts to shed light on this important but relatively little-known page of Greek history, focusing on the role of antiquities as material substance and spiritual legacy of collective memory.
Antiquities, collector’s items, relics and archival material, are presented alongside textual sources and audiovisual material in an expository narrative that sets the years of the Revolution, together with those preceding and following, into the overall course of Thessaloniki’s history
The entities and individuals taking part in this exhibition through loans of objects are:
National Archaeological Museum, National Historical Museum, Georgios Konstantinidis Collection (historical family archive), Kostas Stamatis Collection (engravings), Vasilios Nikoltsios Collection (historical military relics). In addition, many other entities and collectors have given permission to use visual material.
From 15 July 2021 to 31 August 2022
DAILY 08:00 - 20:00