The National Historical Museum participated in the celebration of the European Heritage Days 2013 to the theme "The Faces of Time", and presents the exhibition "Watches with history ..." which will be held from 20 to 29 September 2013 in the Assembly Hall of the Old Parliament (Tuesday - Sunday, 09. 00 am – 2. 00 pm, free admission).
Through the diversity of the NHM Collection, visitors will have the opportunity to see around 50 unique clocks, presented for the first time. Among these are the remnants of the clock which Lord Elgin offered to the Athenians, fireplace clocks that decorated the palaces during George I’s reign, mantel clocks with philhellenic decorations, made in France in the Romantic era and pocket watches of English, French and Swiss origins, belonging to fighters of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 and to other historical figures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Clocks - works of art, the result of cooperation of watchmaking firms with famous artists of their time, illustrate the trends in art and demonstrate how the Western world understands the era of the Industrial Revolution, the symbolic value of time, both in public and private life.
On Sunday, September 29 at 12.00 pm, the curator of the Collection, Mrs. Nikoletta Zygouri will present the collection to the public through a conference open to the general public. A tour in the permanent exhibition halls will follow, where the Museum’s curators will present the historical journey of selected exhibits.