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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Καπνός | Tobacco

101 notes on oriental tobacco
The exhibition «ΚΑΠΝΟΣ | TOBACCO» views oriental tobacco from a variety of historical perspectives and presents it as a multifaceted commercial product. From the needles used in the stringing of the leaves, the spiking process in the villages, the ‘tonga’ process for bundling tobacco leaves and the wooden chests used in commercial processing, to the imposing tobacco warehouses of northern Greece and the intricately made cigarette cases and packs in Athens and Thessaloniki, the exhibition presents the history of tobacco and, through it, an important part of the history of Greece.
The exhibition illuminates the different aspects of tobacco through rare objects from collections abroad, records from Greek archive holdings and photographic material from private and public collections.Exhibition curator: Spiros Flevaris
Historical  advisor: Maria Rentetzi
English text: Spyros Petrounakos

11/06/2014 - 31/08/2014 (Opening: 10/06/2014, 20:00)

Benaki Museum
Main Building

Tickets  € 5, € 3

National Technical University, Architectural Office flevaarch and Benaki Museum
Under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Dr. Karolos Papoulias.

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