Sunday, March 24, 2019

Online Exhibition: Life Among Ruins: Greece & Turkey Between Past and Present

Life Among Ruins: Greece & Turkey Between Past and Present
The exhibition "Life among ruins" explores the relationship of people of different social and ethnic groups and from different periods (Byzantine, Ottoman and Early Modern) in the Eastern Mediterranean with ruined remains of an earlier past. It investigates the impact of the past and its ancient ruins on people's lives, dreams and ideals in later periods.
The exhibition is divided in two parts:
A photographic exhibition, featuring photos of the 1930’s to 1950’s from excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ascsa) in the Athenian Agora, is hosted at the Allard Pierson Museum at Amsterdam (nl) between 21.10.2011 and 29.01.2012.
An online exhibition featuring drawings, sketches and maps of European travellers, who visited the Eastern Mediterranean between the 17th and 19th centuries. These illustrations come from printed books and maps of the 'Bijzondere Collecties' of the University of Amsterdam (nl). These images provide invaluable information on the antiquities themselves as well as on daily life in pre-modern Greece and Turkey.

the profile of the travellers
from a dutch point of view
the power of monuments
idealized landscapes
in search of antiquities
everyday life among ruins
in the service of the divine
athens: a place or an ideal?
ancient vs. contemporary
selected bibliography
links and resources travellers

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