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November 28, 2011

The New Acropolis Museum as an all day experience

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On certain days, the New Acropolis Museum is aiming to put on special events, to encourage families to spend their entire days there.

From:
Kathimerini (English Edition)

Wednesday April 13, 2011 (20:54)
Acropolis Museum invites visitors for an all-day experience

The Acropolis Museum is launching a new initiative starting on the weekend of April 16 and 17, inviting visitors, and families especially, to spend the day there indulging in a series of activities.

These include archaeology-themed games for the entire family, a screening on the history of the Acropolis, the opportunity to watch restorers work on sculptural artifacts and presentations based on the exhibits. Other perks in the “Day at the Acropolis Museum” pack include a special menu at the restaurant and a discount on items purchased at the gift shops.
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The New Acropolis Museum is Greece’s most popular tourist site

Posted at 2:02 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

The official figures for 2010 show that the New Acropolis Museum was the most popular site for tourists visiting Greece. The British Museum might claim that more people see the Elgin Marbles in London (a fact that is open to some debate), however in the case of the New Acropolis Museum, the figures are for those people purely wanting to see the marbles – not general figures for a museum, which may include the Duveen Gallery, amongst numerous other elements.

From:
Agence France Presse

Acropolis Museum is Greece’s top site: official data
(AFP) – Apr 11, 2011

ATHENS — The Acropolis Museum was Greece’s top tourist draw in 2010, eclipsing for the first time the ancient Athens citadel whose sculptures it showcases, official data showed on Monday.

Over 1.3 million people queued to visit the country’s newest museum between January and December last year, the Greek statistics authority (Esa) said.
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November 14, 2011

New Acropolis Museum shortlisted for architecture award

Posted at 2:04 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum has been shortlisted for the European Union’s prize for architecture.

From:
Greek Reporter

Acropolis Museum on Short List for European Award
Posted on 23 March 2011 by Marianna Kourti

The finalists have been shortlisted from 343 works in thirty-three European countries. The award ceremony will take place on June 20th at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.
The six finalists are Neues Museum (Berlin, Germany) – David Chipperfield Architects / David Chipperfield; Bronks Youth Theatre (Brussels, Belgium) – MDMA – Martine De Maeseneer Architecten / Martine De Maeseneer, Dirk Van den Brande; MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts (Rome, Italy) – Zaha Hadid Architects / Zaha Hadid, Patrick Schumacher, Gianluca Racana; Concert House Danish Radio (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Jean Nouvel; Acropolis Museum (Athens, Greece) – Bernard Tschumi Architects / Bernard Tschumi; Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal (Arnhem, The Netherlands) -Architectenbureau Koen van Velsen / Koen van Velsen.

The prize highlights excellence in contemporary buildings and contribution to the development of new ideas and technologies in urban evolution .
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November 10, 2011

The New Acropolis Museum as a “shining example of history and modernity in balance”

Posted at 1:51 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum represents a new generation of museums – it would be radical anywhere, but especially in Greece, against the context of many relatively old fashioned state owned museums (although the privately owned institutions in Athens also represent a much more modern approach).

From:
eTurboNews

Insights into Tourism Branding
Museums: Must-see centers of meaning in a destination
By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group/eTN | Mar 16, 2011

SEEING BEYOND THE SURFACE
They are places that make places make sense. Within their secure walls stand items that act as records of the past. History and culture are held tightly together in cases of glass, collections of frames, and viewing areas sectioned off with velvet ropes. Visitors are invited in and then carefully kept at arms length so as to protect all things precious. Voices are turned down in volume, whispers of conversation filling the air. They are places built for seeing, exploring, learning, and musing. They are museums.

In positions of pride in destinations around the globe are museums. Standing tall in city centers, tucked away in tiny towns, and even carefully moved from location to location through new mobile methods, museums represent homes of history of people, places, and periods of time. Historical jewel boxes of all that a destination holds dear, museums contain pieces of the past that can often not be explained in words – they must be seen and felt to be understood. Whether ancient artifacts or modern pieces of medical marvel, museums are centers of living history.
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February 17, 2011

Late opening on Fridays for New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 2:25 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum is now going to be open until 10pm every Friday.

From:
Athens News Agency

01/19/2011
Acropolis Museum open until 10 p.m. on Fridays

(ANA-MPA) — Starting on Jan. 28 this year, the New Acropolis Museum will henceforth stay open until 10 p.m. on Friday evenings so that visitors can tour the exhibits while also viewing the floodlit Acropolis — opposite the museum — at night.

At the same time, the museum will also begin a programme for the conservation and restoration of the Caryatid sculptures – structural columns holding up the temple’s porch that were carved to look like young women – from the Erechtheum.
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February 14, 2011

E-Book about the artefacts in the Acropolis Museum

Posted at 2:08 pm in New Acropolis Museum

There is an e-book available free of charge from the Latsis Foundation to read online, about the artefacts in the Acropolis Museum.

See the book here.

January 27, 2011

Dimitrios Pantermalis – Monuments have rights in the same way as people

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

New Acropolis Museum president, Dimitrios Pantermalis, has given an interview with a Chinese newspaper, talking about the issues of reunifying disputed cultural artefacts. Interstingly, this follows not long after an interview by Greek Ministry of Culture Acting Deputy General Director of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, also published in the Chinese media.

From:
Xinhua

Monuments have rights like people: Greek museum president
English.news.cn 2010-12-31 20:49:45
ATHENS, Dec. 31 (Xinhua)

Monuments have rights of their own to reunite just as humans do, a Greek professor says.

In an interview with Xinhua on Tuesday, Dimitris Pantermalis, president of the New Acropolis Museum, focused on the reunification issue of the Parthenon marbles.
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January 23, 2011

World heritage, cultural property, the Parthenon & the Elgin marbles – followup to Athens conference

Posted at 3:04 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

A followup to the conference on the return of and protection of cultural property, held in Athens in December. Interestingly, the final paragraph suggests that new initiatives for the return of the Parthenon Marbles are finally being explored by the Greek government.

From:
SAE

SAE
“World Cultural Heritage, the Parthenon and its Marbles are not tradable”
Athens, 13.12.2010

The institutional framework for cultural heritage, in terms of international ethics, protection, legal practice, diplomatic approach, international collaboration efforts and other relevant issues, the main focus being on the issue of the Parthenon Marbles, were discussed during the international conference organized on Friday at the New Acropolis Museum by the Foundation for International Legal Studies – I. Krispis, the Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Acropolis Museum and the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE).
“The return of all those masterpieces that constitute our cultural heritage is now more imperative than ever” stressed in his message Minister of the State, Harris Pamboukis, indicating that “the course towards reclaiming and diplomatic pressure is difficult and time consuming, however our cultural treasures have a new modern home, the New Acropolis Museum, located in their place of origin. The argument is irrefutable”.

The message of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demetris Dollis, responsible for Greeks Abroad was also on the same wavelength, who is currently on an official visit in Australia.
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December 13, 2010

One day the New Acropolis Museum will help to reassemble the Parthenon

Posted at 10:13 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Many museums have cafes or restaurants attached to them. In some cases the restaurant has become as much a destination as the museum itself. The restaurant at the New Acropolis Museum is arguably one of the best, with views to the Acropolis from its terrace, as well as good, reasonably priced food. It is one of the many ways that this museum breaks the mould in comparison to other state owned Greek Museums.

From:
Greengopost

Reassembling the Parthenon
Nov 19, 2010

The best museums are those open in the evening. Funding is obviously an issue behind the reason why museums often share banking hours (which are admittedly more generous than a generation ago), but to walk around a gallery, with no large tourist groups and little noise, make for a great evening. Plus for large city museums, it offers folks to entertain clients or guests—and if there’s a decent restaurant, who would object to a night out amidst timeless art and antiquities.

The Acropolis Museum in Athens has mastered this approach. Built at a sum of 130 million euros, it opened last year and does not disappoint. The structure is brilliant: as you walk in, you see ruins of ancient Athens beneath you. As you enter, antiquities found from local excavation sites like the main hall. Go up a level, and sculptures are arranged in a breathless arrangement, and give you an idea of how majestic the Acropolis, and the Parthenon, must have been at their height.
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December 9, 2010

New Acropolis Museum voted Best Worldwide Tourism Project in 2010 by British Guild of Travel Writers

Posted at 10:35 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum has won the award of Best Worldwide Tourism project for 2010 by the British Guild of Travel Writers. Once again, this helps to raise the profile of the museum and highlights is suitability to accommodate the Parthenon Sculptures that are in the British Museum – removing the old argument that they could not be returned because there was nowhere suitable to put them if they were.

From:
Athens News Agency

New Acropolis Museum wins prestigious award
8 Nov 2010

The New Acropolis Museum in Athens has won the ‘ (BGTW) prestigious global award for the Best Worldwide Tourism Project for 2010.

The prize was presented to deputy culture and tourism minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis, representing the Greek government, during a ceremony on Sunday night in London.

Nikitiadis thanked the organisers and the voting travel writers, noting that this distinction has opened the door for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their homeland. (ANA)

December 7, 2010

International colloquium on the protection & return of cultural property

Posted at 2:59 pm in Elgin Marbles, Events, New Acropolis Museum, Similar cases

On Friday 10th December, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Greece is hosting an International colloquium on the protection & return of Cultural Property.

It is to take place in the ampitheatre of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, from 12:30 to 19:30.

The event is organised by the University of Athens, Acropolis Museum, Foundation for International Legal Studies & the Council of Hellenes Abroad.

Please contact me directly if you would like further information about this event, as I only have it in PDF format.

A conversation about the New Acropolis Museum with Dimitrios Pantermalis

Posted at 2:02 pm in New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum director, Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, gave a talk at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, about the museum & his aims & aspirations for it.

From:
National Gallery of Art

November 2010
Notable Lecture
The New Acropolis Museum: A Conversation with Dimitrios Pandermalis

Dimitrios Pandermalis, president of the board of directors, Acropolis Museum, and professor of archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in conversation with Selma Holo, professor of art history, director of the International Museum Institute, and director of the Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California, and Faya Causey, head of academic programs, National Gallery of Art.
Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis provides an overview of the construction of the new Acropolis Museum in this podcast recorded on October 17, 2010. Designed by Bernard Tschumi and completed in 2009, the 262,000-square-foot museum rises at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. This lecture reveals the challenges and responsibilities of creating a modern building atop sensitive archaeological excavations, within the Athens city grid, facing the Parthenon—one of the most influential buildings in Western civilization—and housing ancient sculptures and decorative arts excavated from the Acropolis. This lecture was coordinated with and supported by the American Friends of the Acropolis Museum and the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC.

The full recording is available to download as a podcast here.