Exhibition “From Manipulation to Emancipation” – Voukoulies until 28th February (guided tour on Sunday,19th February)

The exhibition of urban female dress in Chania from the end of the 19th century to the present day, organised by set designer and costume specialist Valia Margariti aims to  show the course of female emancipation through the transformations in urban dress in the past 130 years. 
WHEN: until 28th February.
Opening hours are:
– Monday to Friday: 10:00-13:00
– Saturday 17:00-20:00
– Sunday: 11:00-19:00

On Sunday, 19th February there will be a guided tour by the curator of the exhibition Ms. Valia Margaritis, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Cultural Centre in Voukolies (Πολυκέντρο)
Admission is free.

The items displayed are from the collection of the Lyceum of Greek Women of Chania,a branch of the Athens-based Lyceum Club of Greek Women, founded in 1911 by Kalliroi Siganou-Parren, a native of Rethymnon , who was a pioneer of the feminist movement in Greece and the country’s first woman journalist.

The Chania Branch of the Lyceum, one of 55 throughout the country, has been active since 1915 and follows the main institution’s policy of promoting and defending women’s rights and strengthening and preserving Greek customs and traditions.

“The title of the exhibition is a result from observation of the development of women’s dress from 1890 until the present day. From the asphyxiation of the corset and the imposition of the luxurious bust and the wasp waist, to the sudden and, for the times, revolutionary transformation, with loose dresses in soft fabrics and a skirt length which revealed the ankle! (From the leaflet which accompanies the exhibition)

Sources: Municipality of Platanias, Kolymbaricourier.com


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