The Hellenic Museum of Melbourne, in close collaboration with the Benaki Museum of Athens, under the auspices of the Victoria Organizing Committee, organizes a large exhibition to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
The exhibition has three parts: the exhibition of spectacular weaponry from the Greek Revolution, such as swords and pistols belonging to Greek revolutionary heroes Kolokotronis and Mavromichalis; a twenty-minute film which covers three different time periods: the pre-revolutionary years (from the Orlov revolt to 1821), the years of the Revolution (1821-1829), the first years of the modern Greek state (1830-1870); and the Augmented Reality (AR) application based on the elements of the film described above.
The official opening of the exhibition took place on the night of Thursday, March 25, at the Hellenic Museum, in an event organized in collaboration with the Museum and the Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Emmanuel Kakavelakis as reported by vema.com.au.
Archbishop Makarios of Australia was represented by the Archiepiscopal Vicar of Melbourne, Bishop Ezekiel of Derby, and the Archiepiscopal Vicar of Northcote, Archimandrite Fr. Evmenius.
The event was also attended by representatives of the federal and state authorities, as well as representatives of Greek diaspora organizations and dance groups that performed Greek dances.