October 17, 2007

Do Athenians like the New Acropolis Museum?

Posted at 1:57 pm in New Acropolis Museum

Following an article on the museum, an intterview with the reporter who wrote it reveals what he found out about the attitude towards the New Acropolis Museum of people living in Athens.

Christian Science Monitor

Reporters on the Job
from the October 16, 2007 edition


• Better With Age? Reporter Nicole Itano, who lives just a few blocks from the new Acropolis Museum, has been taking an informal poll among residents of Athens about the new museum (see story). While everyone is happy that the museum is finally nearing completion, not everyone is happy with the design. “The response has definitely been mixed,” she says. Some Greeks say the design is too modern or too dominant for the neighborhood. “But they usually add that Greeks don’t like new things. They just need time to get used to it.” Nicole was impressed by the spaciousness of the museum when she was allowed in for the first time on Sunday. “Of course, it was a little weird to be inside a museum that doesn’t have anything on display yet.”

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