In the narrow space of the northeastern acropolis of the city of Ioannina, the mosque of Aslan Pasha dominates, which today houses the Municipal Museum. The interior of Aslan Pasha's mosque houses collections that outline the Greek, Jewish and Turkish elements that inhabited the city of Ioannina. All the objects come from donations of prominent families and are utilitarian and decorative vessels made of porcelain, gold, silver and other metals, costumes, weapons dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, etc.
The objects of the collection of the Greek element are also enriched by part of the collection of archbishop Spyridon with ecclesiastical utensils, vestments and ecclesiastical books. The Jewish collection exhibits curtains from the building of the old synagogue, costumes and dowry agreements of the once thriving Jewish community of Ioannina. Artifacts from the Turkish element are exhibited in the central area and are an interesting collection of oriental textiles from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, wooden and mother-of-pearl furniture from the time of Ali Pasha, bronze objects and Muslim books.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou