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.
Art & culture
- Periods of the exhibits
- Modern and contemporary Greece, 1821-today