"’21 allios: The Greek Revolution through
PLAYMOBIL figures and dioramas"
Exhibition in the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum Ν. & S. Tsalapatas
In the framework of the Anniversary Activities by Piraeus Bank for the bicentennial of the 1821 Revolution, the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP), in collaboration with the National Historical Museum (NHM), presents the temporary exhibition: ‘21 allios’: The Greek War of Independence through PLAYMOBIL figures and dioramas" in the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum Ν. & S. Tsalapatas, in Volos.
The PLAYMOBIL dioramas and the figures are used for an original approach to the events that took place from the pre-revolutionary years until the establishment of the Modern Greek State. Small colourful figures “compose” battlefields, “recreate” historical events, describe scenes of everyday life, depict significant people of the Struggle.
The Oath of Filiki Eteria, the siege of Tripolitsa, the exodus from Missolonghi and the flight from Parga are some of the prominent dioramas in the exhibition. Leading figures of the Revolution, Greeks, Philhellenes and Ottomans, men and women who played key role in the course of events, are displayed as PLAYMOBIL figures, with a short biography of each provided as well. Thus, the narrative becomes visual, imaginative and easily understandable, and history becomes a delightful journey for young and old!
The exhibition was first designed by the NHM, where it was held for the first time (13.10.19–13.09.20), in collaboration with a team of collectors and the support of PLAYMOBIL Hellas. In the framework of the collaboration between the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation and the National Historical Museum, the exhibition started its journey from the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil in Sparti (14.10.2020-31.5.2021), it was transferred to Lesvos (16.06.2020-17.10.2020) and now completes its successful course in the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas, in Volos.
In the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum, a brief audiovisual production in the exhibition presents the collectors and highlights from their years of involvement with the PLAYMOBIL figures, also showing how a small figure from a favourite game becomes a hero of the 1821 Struggle.
Duration of the exhibition: 1η November 2021 to 31 January 2022
Opening hours: Daily except Tuesday, 10:00-17:00
Closed: 6 December (local feast day), 25 and 26 December, 1 January
With the support of
Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas
South Gate, 383 34 Volos
Τ: 24210 29844 | www.piop.gr
Strictly necessary cookies are of central importance for the proper operation of the website, allowing you to navigate and use its functions, such as access to safe sites or use of your shopping basket. These cookies do not recognise your individual ID. Without them we are unable to offer effective operation of our website.
Web analytics cookies are provided by Google Inc. These cookies allow the officer responsible to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users at the website with which they are linked. The information collected via this type of cookie is used to measure activity at the website, platform or application, and to process the browsing profile of users of this website, platform or application, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of user data. Web analytics cookies are anonymous, and so there is no capability to establish users' ID or to identify users navigating the site from different browsers and appliances. These cookies may also be used to offer customised advertising to each user. If a user deactivates the web analytics cookies all events at Google Analytics are blocked and therefore no information is collected about the user's subsequent actions on the site. Deactivating web analytics cookies, even when advertising cookies have been accepted, will mean that the user will not be able to see advertisements over Google's network, since advertisements are always linked to web analytics cookies.
Use of these cookies allows us to show / send advertisements to users on and off our website. They store information about users' behaviour based on their actions at our site and may be used jointly with our partners to send / show advertisements and offers related to the interests and preferences of Internet users, to measure the effectiveness of advertising, to measure the productivity of our external partners and reward them, and to limit the frequency of advertisements. Capability to access advertisements over the Google network requires that web analytics cookies are not deactivated. If web analytics cookies are deactivated no information is collected and you cannot participate in any list for targeted remarketing advertisements. If you do keep web analytics cookies activated but do not activate advertisement cookies, Google Analytics collects information about your visit to our website but does not include you in remarketing lists and you cannot see any remarketing advertisements. Google Analytics does not function retroactively. This means that if your navigation at the website begins with the advertising cookies on, you will participate in advertisement groups depending on your visits during the time the cookies are activated. When you choose to deactivate them, information is no longer collected from the website and no advertisement will be shown again. This will start applying as of the moment you choose to deactivate and thereafter. It means that for some time you will continue seeing advertisements, which however will relate to the period when the cookies were still activated; it is in this context that information based on which advertisements are shown later is drawn.