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Guided tours to the exhibition "Iznik: A Fascination with Ceramics" @ Benaki Museum of Isl

Guided tours to the exhibition "Iznik: A Fascination with Ceramics" | 16/10/2017-18/11/2017 - Mondays & Thursdays at 16:00, Saturday 11/11 at 14:00 & Saturday 18/11 at 12:00 - Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Guided tours will be carried out by the curator of Islamic art, Mina Moraitou, the curator of the Benaki Museum Islamic Art Collection, on the following dates:

Iznik: A Fascination with Ceramics

The exhibition focuses on the ceramics of the Ottoman period and specifically of the 16th century production from the city of Iznik in Asia Minor. Decorated with bright colours and vibrant designs, these ceramics have been admired and sought after during their time as well as during the 19th century and are considered one of the best achievements in the history of ceramics.

The exhibition presents the interest of Europeans in the 19th century, the gradual formation of collections, early studies and the revival of the style in the workshops of Europe, Turkey and Greece. A section is devoted to Greek ceramics of the 20th century that were inspired by Iznik designs, with particular reference to the workshops of "Kutahya-Athens", "Kerameikos" and "Icaro Rodi".

For the first time, selected ceramics from the collection of the Benaki Museum are presented as well as rare publications from the personal library of Antonis Benakis, the founder of the museum.

'The Magic of Iznik Ceramic' is in dialogue with the exhibition ‘ICARO - IKAROS’, which is devoted to the ceramic workshop of Rhodes between 1928-1988', and takes place at the same time at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture (1, Koumbari st).


The cost of the tour is included in the standard admission of the Museum € 9, € 7.

Information - reservations: (+30) 210 3251314, Monday - Thursday 10:00-15:00.

Guided tours

Monday, 16/10/2017, Thursday, 19/10 & 16/11/2017 at 16:00.

Saturday, 11/11/2917 at 14:00 & 18/11/2017 at 12:00.


06/10/2017 - 19/11/2017 | Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00


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