Μembers’ Tour: The Printing Houses during the Greek Revolution - Εικόνα

A special tour by NLG, exclusively for the SNFCC Members, as part of the SNFCC’s 5-year anniversary celebration 

The Membership Program of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in collaboration with the National Library of Greece (NLG), host a unique visit-tour for the SNFCC Members, at the exhibition «The Printing Houses during the Greek Revolution».

Which are the printing houses during the Greek Revolution? When do they start operating and for how long? Which factors affect their operation? What is their contribution to the Greek Revolution?

The establishment and operation of printing houses in the revolted Greek territory starts just a few months after the beginning of the Greek War of Independence. Since they are almost entirely short-term attempts, printing houses become known and historically established on the basis of the place they operate: Kalamata, Korinthos, Hydra, Missolonghi, Athens, Psara, Nafplio, Aegina. From 1821 to 1827, printing houses serve the aims of the Greek Revolution in various ways despite difficulties in issues related both to technical equipment and human resources.

The production of those printing houses consists of more or less forty-four books, seven newspapers and at least two hundred and twenty single-page leaflets. 

Representative samples from the National Library of Greece collections are presented in cooperation with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre emphasizing the role the printing press played during those crucial times.

The tour will be conducted by Giorgos Stauratis, Archivist – Librarian and Evi Kapoli, Historian.

Monday 21/2 | 18.30

4th FLOOR ARTIUM NLG

Up to 15 participants – Members only
Free entrance via online pre-registration

According to the latest measures to protect public health from the risk of spreading COVID-19, a valid vaccination certificate or a disease certificate is required for the public to enter the event venue, as the venue operates as a pure venue. The above applies to adults. Μinors from 4 to 17 years old may, alternatively, submit a statement of negative self-diagnosis (self-test) of the last twenty-four hours, a certificate of PCR (72 hours) or rapid (48 hours) diagnostic test, in accordance with the recent government measures.

The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.

A parallel identity check will be carried out on the persons who show the required certificates, as provided by law.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

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