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SEPOLIA (City quarter) ATHENS
Tel: +30 210 5126295
Fax: +30 210 5241323
The Museum was founded in 1979 and belongs to the Greek Railways Organization. Its aim is to preserve samples of the technological development of the means of transportation in Greece. Among the Museum's exhibits are included:
Steam lecomotives dating from 1884
Steam locomotives of mine-trains
Wagons of old trains, royal riages and the smoking car of the train of the sultan Abdul Aziz
Athenian tramways of the past decades
Hand-and-foot operated draeseners
Models and photographic material
Instruments, printing implements, tickets, uniforms and mechanics' tools of the 19th century.
VATHIS (Square) ATHENS
Tel: +30 210 5241492, 5242140
Fax: +30 210 5246943
The Cartoon Museum has been in operation since 1994. It is administered by the Municipality of Athens in collaboration with a group of Greek cartoonists.
The main Museum collection comprises the Permanent Exhibition of Cartoons, namely carricatures, comic strips and other kinds of sketches by Greek and foreign cartoonists. There is also a library and archives.
The Cartoon Museum is housed in the neoclassical Villa Treiber near the New Town Hall. Treiber was a German philhellene who came to Greece during the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and remained in the country as a chief medical officer of the Greek Army.
Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are:
Comic strips by K. Grammatopoulos, "Proteus and Andromeda", on a script by B. Rotas, from the series "Illustrated Classics" published by Atlantis.
Caricatures of cartoonists of the early years of the 20th century, from the satyrical review "Satanas".
Cover of the periodical "Phanos" by Phokion Dimitriades.
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