The Jewish Museum of Greece presented its periodic exhibitions “The Jewish Community of Ioannina– The Memory of Artefacts” and “Joseph Eligia, the Poet of the Lake”.

The two exhibitions were realised within the framework of the new, three-year programme of the Jewish Museum of Greece with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens, which continuously, consistently and successfully supports the Museum’s work.

“The Jewish Community of Ioannina – The Memory of Artefacts”
This exhibition highlights historical aspects regarding the daily life of the old Romaniote Community of Ioannina, combining the information with photographic material and authentic objects from the Jewish Museum of Greece collections, which are presented to the public for the first time, but also with unique artefacts kindly loaned by private individuals.

“Joseph Eligia, the Poet of the Lake”
This interactive exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to become acquainted with the era, the life and the work of the great scholar and poet from Ioannina, and encourages them to develop a reciprocal dialogue with him, based on the poems and the translations of the holy texts, which he bequeathed us.

The aim of the periodic exhibitions and the related cultural activities is to present the public with elements from the life and traditions of one of the smaller, but yet oldest Jewish communities in Greece, and also to explore its individual and collective contribution to the enrichment of the local urban and social transformations.

The exhibitions were accompanied by a bilingual catalogue, as well as educational programmes specially designed for students.

The exhibitions were hosted by the Jewish Museum of Greece from January 23rd until January 14th, 2018 (extended dates).

For more information and printed/photographic material you may contact the Jewish Museum of Greece at 39 Nikis St., 105 57 Athens, telephone: 210 – 32 25 582, e-mail: [email protected]– Working hours: Monday– Friday 09:00 – 14:30.

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