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April 15, 2004

More delays for New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 9:34 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum is a project that has dragged on for well over 10 years with various architects. The latest problem is that many local property owners are using the courts to slow the construction process, in the hope that the site without the museum on will increase the value of their property.

Arts & Antiques

Stalemates in Greece
Joel Groover
May 2004

ATHENS, GREECE—Greek officials hoped the empty galleries of a much-anticipated New Acropolis Museum would shame Britain into returning the Elgin Marbles in time for the 2004 Athens Olympics. But the architect of the half-built museum—a glass and steel box on the slopes of the Acropolis—now says it cannot open in time for the Games (August 13–29).
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March 24, 2004

Pangalos calls for resignation over Acropolis Museum lawsuit

Posted at 9:31 pm in New Acropolis Museum

Theodoros Pangalos, the former Culture Minister of Greece has called for the current deputy minister, Petros Tatoulis to resign because of the lawsuit he filed intending to stall the construction of the New Acropolis Museum.

Kathimerini (English edition)

Tuesday March 23, 2004
Ex-minister calls for resignation of current deputy over museum suit

PASOK deputy and former Culture Minister Theodoros Pangalos yesterday called for the resignation of the current deputy culture minister, Petros Tatoulis, for his having lodged a suit — before he entered the Cabinet — against officials involved in plans to build the new Acropolis Museum. The charges were linked with the alleged destruction of antiquities to allow preliminary construction work. “Now Tatoulis is ordering his own legal advisers to fight the suit which he himself lodged,” Pangalos declared in Parliament.

February 28, 2004

Acropolis Museum delays impact opening date

Posted at 2:03 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

More on the delays to the proposed opening date of the New Acropolis Museum.

The Guardian

Greek Museum Won’t Be Ready for Olympics
Tuesday February 24, 2004 11:46 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A new Acropolis museum being built to house sculptures from the ancient Parthenon will not be finished before the Aug. 13-29 Olympics, Greece’s culture minister said Tuesday.

The museum at the foot of the Acropolis hill – held up by court actions from residents – is a key part of Athens’ drive to press for the return of the collection from the British Museum in London.
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February 27, 2004

New Acropolis Museum unlikely to open for the Olympics

Posted at 2:00 pm in New Acropolis Museum

Despite the best efforts of some of the people involved, it now seems that the various delays earlier in the project mean that the New Acropolis Museum will not be open in time of the Olympics later this year.

Kathimerini (English Edition)

Wednesday February 25, 2004 – Archive
Plan B for Acropolis Museum?

As the government yesterday blamed the judiciary for delays in construction of the new Acropolis Museum, a senior project official said there are contingency plans should the building not be ready — even as a shell — in six months’ time.

Athens had initially planned to have the 94-million-euro museum in place for the Olympics, hoping to shame the British Museum into complying with Greece’s demand for the return of the Parthenon, or Elgin, Marbles. However, some 20 months after the foundations were supposed to have been laid under the Acropolis, nothing has materialized.
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January 23, 2004

Greece says that British Museum could have an Athens outpost

Posted at 1:53 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Removing the issue of ownership & curatorship takes away one leg of the British Museum’s (already weak) arguments justifying their continued retention of the Elgin Marbles.


Greece Seeks to Woo Marbles from British Museum
Thu January 22, 2004 03:48 PM ET
By Karolos Grohmann

LONDON (Reuters) – Greece, seeking to woo the British Museum into sending the disputed Elgin Marbles to Athens for this summer’s Olympic Games, said Thursday the reluctant museum could use part of a new Athens site as its own branch.

“This can become a win-win situation for all of us, both for the British Museum as well as for the new Acropolis Museum,” Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou said in London.
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January 15, 2004

Will Greece’s campaign for the restitution of the Elgin Marbles be sucessful?

Posted at 2:14 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Some in Athens are against the construction of the New Acropolis Museum. In many cases though, this is more of a political isue, brought about by people who are not seeing the situation objectively.

Sydney Morning Herald

Greek fight to win back marbles might be in vain
By Fred Bernstein
January 16, 2004

After almost two centuries of frustration, Greece had a new plan: to use the 2004 Summer Olympics, during which the eyes of the world will be on Athens, to pressure Britain into returning the missing sculptures that once adorned the Parthenon.

Known as the Elgin Marbles by those who say they belong to Britain (Lord Elgin acquired them from the Ottoman Turks, in 1806), and as the Parthenon Marbles by those who say they were stolen, they have become the world’s most famously contested works of art. But so far, all the diplomacy has not succeeded in getting them back to Athens, even for a short-term loan.
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January 14, 2004

Marbles Reunited campaign will not alter government position

Posted at 2:38 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited, New Acropolis Museum

The British Government has stated that their stance on the issue of the Elgin Marbles will not be altered by the launch today of the Marbles Reunited campaign in London.

The Scotsman

Wed 14 Jan 2004
3:56pm (UK)
Elgin Marbles: UK Unmoved by Latest Appeal
By Anita Singh and Jamie Lyons, PA News

A new campaign to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece was launched today but was met with indifference by the British Government.

Organisers of the Marbles Reunited campaign want to see the 2,500-year-old treasures returned in time for this year’s Olympic Games in Athens.
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Marbles Reunited campaign calls for return of Parthenon Sculptures

Posted at 1:46 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited, New Acropolis Museum

The Marbles Reunited campaign, launched today in London, sets out a clear agenda for why the marbles should be reunified in Athens.

The Scotsman

Wed 14 Jan 2004
6:25pm (UK)
Battle Renewed over Disputed Elgin Marbles
By Nell Raven, PA Features

Branded the “theft of the century” in some quarters, the Elgin Marbles controversy has created friction between Britain and Greece for almost 200 years.

Now the flames of the age-old dispute are being fanned again with the launch of a new campaign to return the 2,500-year-old relics to Greece.
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January 4, 2004

New Acropolis Museum appeal ruling suspended

Posted at 12:31 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The delays & difficulties with the New Acropolis Museum continue. In this instance though, there is a small delay to the legal proceedings to allow time for the correct documents to be supplied.

Kathimerini (English Edition)

Saturday January 3, 2004
In Brief

Court suspends ruling on appeal, asks for details of risk to antiquities

The Council of State yesterday suspended for six days its ruling on an appeal for a halt to the construction of the new Acropolis Museum, to give the Culture Ministry time to provide documents clarifying the risk to nearby antiquities. The court wants to know if a construction permit has been issued, if a contractor has been appointed and when works are due to begin in the part of the plot where antiquities have been found. The appeal has been lodged by the Greek branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and by residents of Makriyianni.

December 7, 2003

Can the New Acropolis Museum escape its legal setbacks

Posted at 1:04 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

The Greek Government has drafted a special bill, that it hopes will help to extricate the New Acropolis Museum from the legal proceedings that are currently holding back its construction.

Kathimerini (English Edition)

Saturday December 6, 2003
Bill to extract museum from legal quagmire

In a bid to dig its key project for the new Acropolis museum out of a legal quagmire, the government has drafted a special bill that would legalize the controversial building, a report said yesterday.

Greece has staked much credibility on repeated pledges to build the 50-million-euro museum (in which it hopes to display the fifth-century-BC Elgin, or Parthenon, Marbles should the British Museum ever return them) before the 2004 Olympics. Read the rest of this entry »

September 7, 2003

Construction firm apointed for New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 8:19 am in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

The Greek government has appointed the construction firm ALTE, for the works on the New Acropolis Museum, which are expected to proceed more rapidly now that this decision has been made.

Kathimerini (English Edition)

Saturday September 6, 2003
New museum lurches forward

In a first tangible indication that plans to build a new Acropolis Museum under the ancient citadel are still alive, the government has awarded the 50-million-euro contract to Greek construction firm ALTE, a report said yesterday.

The Athens News Agency said ALTE had been declared “provisional” winner of the tender after bids were opened on Tuesday. The contract calls for completion of the project within two years, which confirms that the museum will not be ready in time for next summer’s Olympics, as Athens had initially maintained. However, the deal involves completion of the “external shell” of the building nine months after construction starts, according to ANA. This would seem to bear out government pledges that at least part of the museum will be standing in August 2004.

Availability of the museum during the Games is a basic tenet of Greece’s campaign for the return of the British Museum’s Elgin Collection of sculptures from the Parthenon, even as a loan. Originally, the building’s foundations were supposed to have been laid in the summer of 2002.

August 19, 2003

Controversy surrounds the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 8:34 am in Elgin Marbles, Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum represents the best possible location for reuniting the surviving Elgin Marbles, but has also stirred up a lot of controversy. It is worth noting though, that a lot of the issues are more politically motivated, rather than stemming from the actual project itself.

BBC News

Last Updated: Monday, 18 August, 2003, 11:47 GMT 12:47 UK
Acropolis building site stirs up storm
By Richard Galpin
BBC, Athens

If visitors to the Acropolis in central Athens were to cast their eyes across the city to the south-east, they would soon spot a large gap in the densely populated neighbourhood of Markryianni, just a stone’s-throw away.

It is a building site for a controversial new Acropolis museum.
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