The exhibition continues until December 31, 2021. Letters, weddings and baptisms,
but also 1824 vaccination certificate among the exhibits.

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The exhibition “Thessaloniki-Venice: traces of people, paths of history, 15th-19th centuries”, taking place until the end of 2021 at the History Centre of Thessaloniki, is organized by the Deputy Mayor for Inter-Municipal Cooperation and Hellenes Abroad of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice, under the aegis of the General Secretariat of Hellenes Abroad and Public Diplomacy. The exhibition presents unpublished archival material from the Archives of the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice and the State Archive of Venice. The interaction between the two cities is depicted through a collection of documents and engravings, which comprise the vaccination certificate of a student from Thessaloniki dating from 1824, letters between merchants, documentation regarding baptisms, weddings and deaths, revealing personal histories of the people from Thessaloniki in Venice.


Katerina Korre: historical research, documentation, translation, photography

Melina Papadopoulou: curation, museological design

Ioanna Axioti: museological design for sign language

Konstantinos Tokmakidis and Panagiotis Tokmakidis: digital depiction of of Loukas Spandounis’s grave
Κατερίνα Κορρέ: Ιστορική έρευνα – τεκμηρίωση – μετάφραση – φωτογραφία

Georgios N. Bougiouklis, architect-engineer, Msc: protection, conservation and restoration of architectural monuments of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Installations: supplication, the grave of Loukas Spandounis; portraits – the merchant, the woman from Madeconia; engravings – Thessaloniki under Ottoman rule, the Greek neighbourhood in Venice, the Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Georgios in Venice (2021)

Alma Bakiaj, artist, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Installation: Once Upon a Time I Was an Alien Of Hellenic Descent, Now I’m Just an Alien (2021)