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July 23, 2009

New Acropolis Museum architect Bernard Tschumi to speak at University of Geneva

Posted at 6:48 pm in Events, New Acropolis Museum

Bernard Tschumi, the architect who designed the New Acropolis Museum will be a keynote speaker at the annual Latsis University Prizes Ceremony at the University of Geneva.

He is giving this talk at 18:00 on Monday 5th October.

June 16, 2009

The Big Question – Episode 22

Posted at 12:23 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Events, New Acropolis Museum

BBC1’s current affairs programme; The Big Question will be discussing the ethical debate surrounding the return of disputed artefacts in next Sunday’s episode (tying in with the opening of the New Acropolis Museum the previous day).

More details about the programe can be found on the BBC’s website.

February 13, 2009

New Acropolis Museum opening date

Posted at 7:52 pm in Elgin Marbles, Events, New Acropolis Museum

Finally after many years of speculation, disputes & delays, an official date has been given for the opening of the New Acropolis Museum. Parts of the building have been open for some time, but no public access has not yet been allowed to any of the museum’s main permanent exhibition spaces. The date set is 20th June 2009.

From:
International Herald Tribune

Greece to open new Acropolis museum in June
The Associated Press
Published: February 13, 2009

ATHENS, Greece: Greek officials say a new museum showcasing masterpieces from the Acropolis will be inaugurated this summer after long delays.

Culture Minister Antonis Samaras said Friday the opening ceremony will be on June 20. Initially, Greece had planned to open the museum ahead of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
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January 10, 2009

Sharon Waxman talks about the ownership of ancient artefacts

Posted at 1:58 pm in Events, Similar cases

Author Sharon Waxman is giving a talk at the University of North Florida about who owns ancient treasures.

Waxman has recently generated a lot of interest in the issue with her book: Loot.

From:
The Florida Times-Union

Ownership of ancient treasures focus of talk
Western museums are facing a fight for many centuries-old objects.
* By Jessie-Lynne Kerr
* Story updated at 6:13 AM on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009

The battle over who owns ancient treasures will be the subject of a lecture by author and award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of North Florida’s University Center.

The event is sponsored by UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.
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December 3, 2008

Loot & the Getty’s reaction

Posted at 8:36 pm in British Museum, Events, Similar cases

This interview with Sharon Waxman indicates that the Getty’s reaction to her recent book on looted artefacts has not been particularly positive, due to her coverage of some of the institution’s practises.

From:
Boston Globe

Sharon Waxman: On the trail of ‘Loot’
Posted by David Beard, Boston.com Staff December 2, 2008 07:22 AM

Sharon Waxman, a former Washington Post and New York Times culture reporter, appears in Cambridge on Wednesday to speak about “Loot” (Times Books), her account of the US and European plunder of Third World antiquities — and the return home for some of the art. She spoke from her home in Los Angeles.

Q: Your last book, “Rebels on the Backlot,” was about six Hollywood bad boy film directors of the 1990s. Could “Loot” be any more different?
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November 30, 2008

Bernard Tschumi to lecture at RIBA on New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 8:30 pm in Events, New Acropolis Museum

Bernard Tschumi, one of the two designers of the New Acropolis Museum (along with Michael Photiadis) is to give a talk this coming Tuesday at the RIBA in London on the New Acropolis Museum. Tickets must be booked in advance as space is limited. There is also a second talk for students on the morning of the day after.

From:
Hellenic Foundation for Culture

New Acropolis Museum: The London Preview
Events organized by the HFC in UK and
the Royal Institute of British Architects
2 & 3 December 2008, Jarvis Hall – RIBA,
London

The Hellenic Foundation for Culture and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) present the London preview of the New Acropolis Museum, scheduled to open in Spring 2009, on 2 & 3 December 2008, at RIBA’s Jarvis Hall in London. The events are organized under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture with the support of the Organisation for Construction of the New Acropolis Museum.
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November 1, 2008

Edward Enfield to give talk about the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 1:27 pm in Elgin Marbles, Events

Edward Enfield is to give a talk about the Parthenon Marbles at this year’s World Travel Market, at Excel in London.

The Greek National Tourist Organisation in conjunction with the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles invite you to hear Edward Enfield speak at Excel, for this year’s World Travel Market

ACROPOLIS Now – Greece’s latest cultural offering
The presentation will take place at the Platinum Suite 5, on Wednesday 12th of November, at 11:30 hours.

October 17, 2008

Mary Beard to lecture in Chicago

Posted at 1:06 pm in Acropolis, Events

Mary Beard, author of a book on the Parthenon who has regularly voiced her views on the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, is to lecture on Saturday 1st November in Chicago as part of their Humanities Festival.

From:
Chicago Tribune

Originally posted: October 16, 2008
Making no little ideas: Five architecture-related programs you shouldn’t miss at the Chicago Humanities Festival

With the Chicago Humanities Festival fast approaching–it’s titled “Thinking Big” in honor of next year’s 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago–here are five recommendations for architecture-related programs. The number in parentheses is the program number in the festival.
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October 12, 2008

New finds from the sculptures of the Parthenon

Posted at 6:03 pm in Acropolis, Events, Greece Archaeology

Dr Alexandros Mantis is lecturing at King’s College, London on New finds from the sculptures of the Parthenon

From:
Apokrisi

New Finds from the Sculpture of the Parthenon
On: Wed 22 October 2008 – 19:00

Lecture by Dr Alexandros Mantis, Director of the Acropolis Ephorate on the new finds from the Sculpture of the Parthenon. Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee (UK) this event is open to the public. Further information and bookings on 020 7935 2020. Venue: King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R

September 16, 2008

Parthenon expert to lecture in Nashville

Posted at 12:37 pm in Acropolis, Events, Greece Archaeology

Dr. Eugene N. Borza will be lecturing in Nashville about the history of the Parthenon & the restoration process currently underway on the monument.

From:
Tennessean

Parthenon expert to lecture on Greece’s ‘noble ruin’
BY BILL FRISKICS-WARREN • STAFF WRITER • September 14, 2008

Built on the rocky Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon has inspired lovers of art, architecture and Greek mythology for 24 centuries. Widely regarded as the finest monument of its type ever built, the Parthenon and its metopes, pediments and famous frieze have come to personify Greece just as the Eiffel Tower has come to symbolize Paris and the Pyramids have come to represent Egypt.

On Tuesday, Dr. Eugene N. Borza, professor emeritus of ancient history at Pennsylvania State University, will be at Nashville’s reproduction of the great temple to lecture on recent efforts to restore and preserve the original. In the following conversation with The Tennessean, he talks about the origins and history of the Parthenon, as well as about the human and natural forces that have contributed to its deterioration.
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August 23, 2008

Lectures on the Encyclopaedic Museum

Posted at 2:05 pm in British Museum, Events, Similar cases

James Cuno, Neil MacGregor, Phillipe De Montebello & Thomas Gaehtgens represent the astonishingly one sided collection of speakers lecturing in Chicago on the concept formerly known as the Universal Museum. (details of each lecture follow the main article).

From:
Chicago Art Institute

NEWS: The Art Institute of Chicago Presents: 360 Degrees: Art beyond Borders
22 Aug 2008

The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

27 September 2008–16 June 2009

[…]

Join us for a wealth of insightful and exciting 360 Degrees programming.

# Lectures: Four engaging lecture series occur throughout the season. In “The Fate of Encyclopedic Museums,” directors from the Art Institute, the Getty, the British Museum, and the Met discuss the role of the encyclopedic museum. Noted scholars also explore current and historical perspectives on globalization and Art Institute curators give their take on the encyclopedic nature of their collections.
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April 29, 2008

Lecture at Charles Darwin University on the Elgin Marbles

Posted at 1:07 pm in Elgin Marbles, Events

Australia’s Charles Darwin University is hosting a lecture on The global campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

From:
Charles Darwin University

Battle over ‘Marbles’ spans two centuries
29 April 2008

Charles Darwin University will hold a free public lecture this week presenting, “The global campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles”.

The founder and chairman of the International Organising Committee Australia for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles, Mr Emanuel J. Comino will speak about his campaign to return the “world’s greatest single collection of classical Greek sculptures” to Greece.
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