2017 Year of Greece & China</br>The object of September
EXHIBITION
2017 Year of Greece & China
The object of September
MUSEUM OF GREEK CULTURE
FROM 01/09/2017 - TO 30/09/2017
Open today 9:00 - 00:00
The year 2017 is dedicated to cultural exchanges between Greece and the People's Republic of China. The Benaki Museum will showcase exhibits from its collection of Chinese art in a specially-commissioned cabinet,one for each month.

The object of August

Miao silver festive headdress. Guizhou, South China. 20th century. Donated by Ioanna Koutsoudakis (45472).

The traditional silver headdress of the Miao living in Guizhou province, one of the 56 recognized by the People’s Republic of China minorities, is considered to be one of the most central components of the female festive dress. With at least two hundred silver bells and small metal sheets printed with diverse motifs (flowers, leaves, birds, butterflies, animals, mythic animals, fish and other), the hat functions as a symbol of social progress and as an element of cultural authentication of the Miao ethnicity, even beyond the limits of their society: with respect to the rest of China and with respect to the rest of the world. 

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VISITING INFORMATION

MUSEUM OF GREEK CULTURE
DURATION:
01/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
OPENING HOURS:

Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday, Saturday: 9:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 15:00

TICKETS:

Admission free

ORGANISATION:
CURATORS

George Manginis

HASHTAG EXHIBITION:
#GreeceChinaBM