September 9, 2007

Anticipating the opening of the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:47 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

The New York Times includes the New Acropolis Museum on its list of major new museums that are scheduled to open in the coming months.

From:
New York Times

Architecture
Architectural Shifts, Global and Local
By NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
Published: September 9, 2007

OVERWHELMED by the globetrotting needed to keep up with the new museums opening every year? Well, put on your track shoes. Keep up the pace.

The ribbon cuttings this season begin at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, finally opening after a decade of delays. Bernard Tschumi’s delicate exercise in blending contemporary architecture into a weighty historical context carries a political message from the Greek government. It is an argument for bringing home the Elgin Marbles.

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