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Exhibition Ex Oriente Lux: Cosmopolitan Smyrna and the Greeks of Anatolia until the Treaty of Lausanne
March 14 | 08:00 - April 29 | 19:00
EXHIBITION IN LAUSANNE | Ex Oriente Lux : Cosopolitan Smyrna and the Greeks of Anatolia until the Treaty of Lausanne (1923)
Our exhibition is a journey through the history and culture of the region of Asia Minor with Smyrna (now Izmir) as its epicenter at the beginning of the 20th century. A journey until the Treaty of Lausanne which marked the end of the Greek presence in Asia Minor. We explore Cosmopolitan Smyrna, nicknamed the “pearl of the Orient”, as well as its personalities, the art, the music, the abruptly interrupted efforts to create a university which would have served as a link between the West and the East (with “Ex Oriente Lux” as motto). We walk through the streets of Smyrna in 1919, through the photos of the Swiss photographer Boissonnas from a rare edition of our library. We commemorate the events from 1922 until the Treaty of Lausanne through photos and historical documents of our association. The exhibition is part of the events of the City of Lausanne on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne (1923-2023).
Organized by Melissa for Hellenism
With the support of the City of Lausanne
Acknowledgments: Greek Project
From 14.3 to 29.4.2023
From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day & WE
For guided tour contact: melissa.hellenisme [at] gmail. com