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March 28, 2012

Lecture in Athens on the politics of archaeological heritage

Posted at 4:58 pm in Elgin Marbles, Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

Unfortunately, I only spotted this one today, but it appears that the lecture took place yesterday.

See original flyer for the event here.

From:
City Press

Lecture for the return of the Parthenon Marbles
Post: 26-03-2012 13:30 | City Press Newsroom

The Arcadian Centre for Greek, Mediterranean and Balkan Studies hosts at 19.30 archaeologist and Ph.D. Candidate University of Cambridge, Ms. Venus Chatzoglou, which will give a lecture entitled:

The politics of Archaeological Heritage: The case study of the Parthenon Marbles and the New Acropolis Museum
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Stephen Fry & the Elgin Marbles

Posted at 12:43 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

More coverage of Stephen Fry’s article on why he believes that the Parthenon Sculptures should be returned to Greece.

From:
Greek Reporter

Stephen Fry Supports the Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece
By Stella Tsolakidou on December 24, 2011

Stephen Fry is known for his philhellenic ideas. His latest demonstration of those was his December 19 article, in which he asked from the British PM to return the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful owner: Greece.

Fry begins his article with the title “A moderate proposal” and introduces his idea both as a tribute to life for the also known philhellene Christopher Hitchens, who passed away one week ago, and as a supportive action towards Britain’s good friends (the Greeks) who are currently going through harsh times.
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March 27, 2012

New Acropolis Museum photography exhibition

Posted at 1:10 pm in Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

More coverage of the photographic exhibition about the New Acropolis Museum that is currently on display in Odessa.

From:
Greek Reporter

Photo Exhibition on New Acropolis Museum Inaugurated in Odessa
By Stella Tsolakidou on March 26, 2012

A photographic exhibition on the New Acropolis Museum opened on Saturday at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture branch in Odessa, in the context of celebrations marking the anniversary of the March 25, 1821 Greek revolution against Ottoman rule.

The exhibition will include architects Bernard Tschumi’s and Michalis Fotiadis’ drafts, external views of the building and surrounding area, including the finds uncovered during construction of the new museum, as well as the interior of the museum and its displays.

The exhibition, organised in cooperation with the New Acropolis Museum, will run through April 28.

(Source: AMNA)

March 26, 2012

Photo exhibition about New Acropolis Museum in Odessa, Ukraine

Posted at 12:44 pm in New Acropolis Museum

A photo exhibition on display at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in the Ukraine’s third largest city, Odessa, is running until 28th April.

From:
Greek Reporter

Ukraine: Photo Exhibition Shows the New Acropolis Museum of Athens
By Areti Kotseli on March 23, 2012

The public of Odessa will have the unique opportunity – starting tomorrow – to admire the New Acropolis Museum through a photo exhibition.

The exhibition will be held on the occasion of the March 25th National Anniversary in the exhibition rooms of the annex of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture (HFC) in Odessa.
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March 21, 2012

Greek debt crisis reflects the crisis in cultural assets

Posted at 8:57 am in Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

Nobody watching news in recent years can have managed to avoid hearing about the Greek debt crisis. Much of the focus has been on the level of the debt & how it can be re-paid, but the effects on real people living in the country can be far more of a problem. Cuts in the budgets of government departments have meant that the level of spending on archaeological & cultural projects has had to be heavily reduced from what it was a few years ago. Solutions need to be found, not just to the macro level problem, but to the many smaller issues that both stem from it & in some cases help to perpetuate it.

From:
Bloomberg News

Greece’s $473 Billion Debt Mirrors Crisis in Cultural Assets
By A. Craig Copetas – Oct 19, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
Plato doesn’t live here anymore.

A pack of feral cats chases the rodents that run past the Gypsy squatters who inhabit the bleak 32-acre Athens park that masks the birthplace of Western civilization. Alexandros Stanas says what’s interred beneath the debris illustrates both a solution to Greece’s 345 billion euro ($473 billion) sovereign debt crisis and why his country roils in catastrophe.

“Economics, politics, philosophy, everything that empowers our reasoning and ability to solve today’s problems was born here at Plato’s Academy,” says Stanas, a former management consultant at the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism who is now general director of the Art-Athina International Contemporary Art Fair.
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March 19, 2012

New Acropolis Museum director speaks at Cambridge University

Posted at 6:15 pm in New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum Director, Dimitrios Pandermalis has given his first UK lecture since the opening of the museum in 2009.

From:
Media Newswire

Director of the New Acropolis Museum to speak in Cambridge

Making his first trip to the UK since the New Acropolis Museum opened in 2009, Professor Pandermalis will discuss building the new museum, which took over 30 years to plan, nine years to build and cost around 129 million Euros.

(Media-Newswire.com) – Making his first trip to the UK since the New Acropolis Museum opened in 2009, Professor Pandermalis will discuss building the new museum, which took over 30 years to plan, nine years to build and cost around 129 million Euros.
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Perceptions of the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:48 pm in Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

The American Journal of Archaeology has published a very comprehensive review of the New Acropolis Museum.

You can view the original article in PDF format here.

March 15, 2012

Zeus & Hera leave the Acropolis for relocation to the Acropolis Museum

Posted at 2:04 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

Although most of the sculptures from the Acropolis have already been removed & replaces with replicas, with the originals in the Acropolis Museum, there are still a small number of pieces that are still in the process of being removed to be eventually relocated indoors away from the damaging effects of pollution.

From:
Agence France Presse

Zeus and Hera leave Acropolis for safe-keeping: official
(AFP) – Aug 27, 2011

ATHENS — A sculpture depicting Zeus and Hera, king and queen of the ancient Greek pantheon of gods, has been permanently removed from the Acropolis in Athens for safe-keeping, a project supervisor said Saturday.

The sculpture — one of the last of the original decorative pieces adorning the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple — will be showcased in the Acropolis Museum in Athens and will be replaced by a copy, architect Vasso Eleftheriou said.
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Older photos – transfer of the first sculptures to the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:54 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

I’ve been going through my older photos of the New Acropolis Museum & uploading some more of them to Flickr.

Here are some from October 2007, when the first sculptures were craned down from the Acropolis to the New Acropolis Museum by a relay of three cranes.

January 31, 2012

A reintroduction to the New Acropolis Museum two years on

Posted at 1:57 pm in New Acropolis Museum

Two years on from the opening of the New Acropolis Museum, it is still the most popular attraction in Athens, but ticket prices are rising, as the initial subsidies are gradually removed. The museum has been a resounding success story for Greece – advertising an entirely different image of the country from the typical sun washed beaches of the islands, or the protests associated with the financial crisis.

From:
Kathimerini (English edition)

Tuesday June 21, 2011
The Acropolis Museum: A reintroduction
Despite chaos in the surrounding area, organizers are busy preparing its birthday celebrations
By Iota Sykka

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, as the country was aboil with developing news on the political front, so was the area connecting Amalias Avenue with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, as the double-parked tour coaches waiting for their passengers to come out of the Acropolis Museum were hiding the traffic lights.

The entire pedestrian area was in a state of absolute Greek pandemonium. The sightseeing train was packed with visitors, as were the nearby cafes next to the souvenir shops selling poor-quality copies of treasured antiquities. Street musicians contributed to the noise as well, while drivers flouted the no-car law up and down the pedestrianized walkway. Two years ago, when the city was feverish with the museum’s inauguration, such a state of affairs would have been unthinkable.
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January 24, 2012

Thursday evening concerts at the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 9:20 am in Events, New Acropolis Museum

Music concerts are going to be held in the New Acropolis Museum every Thursday evening in February.

From:
Athens News

Manos Hatzidakis musical soirees at Acropolis Museum
23 Jan 2012

Musical soirees featuring the work of Greek composers Manos Hatzidakis are to be held at the Acropolis Museum on Thursday evenings throughout February, as part of the museum’s “One Day at the Acropolis Museum” programme.

The performances, organised in collaboration with the Athens municipality’s Technopolis organisation, will take place at 5p.m. on February 2, 9, 16 and 23, on the second-floor terrace of the museum, with a view of the Archaic Sculpture gallery. (AMNA/Athens News)

November 29, 2011

Photo exhibition of New Acropolis Museum in Serbia

Posted at 2:00 pm in New Acropolis Museum

A photo exhibition about the New Acropolis Museum is going on display at the Centre of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Belgrade.

From:
Greek Reporter

New Acropolis Museum Photo Exhibition Hosted in Belgrade
Posted on 15 April 2011 by Marianna Kourti

A photo exhibition for the new Acropolis Museum is hosted at the Centre of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Belgrade. With the exhibition, the Centre participates in events which are organized in the Serbian capital for “Museum Nights” on the 14th of May. The photos present the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, the place where the new Museum was built, external faces of the building and its surroundings with the findings, which came to light during the excavation in the place where the Museum was constructed. The exhibition, which is organized with the cooperation of the Acropolis Museum and the Committee for Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments, will last until the 14th of May.