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Fourth birthday for New Acropolis Museum - but when will it get its star exhibit?

June 17, 2013

Fourth birthday for New Acropolis Museum – but when will it get its star exhibit?

Posted at 1:12 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Events, New Acropolis Museum

Its hard to believe that this Thursday marks the fourth anniversary of the opening of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. While the museum goes from strength to strength however, during this time, there has been little real progress with the issue of the Parthenon Marbles.

The museum was originally built to house the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum – and to remove the arguments that Greece had nowhere to house the sculptures. However, since the opening, the financial turmoil that has engulfed the country has meant that there has been little progress in moving the issue forward at all.

While the country has many very important issues to focus on, it is a shame that this museum (which is in many ways, a game changer in the case & Greece’s strongest argument) has not been used to full effect. At the moment it is still new – so now is the time when the argument is strongest, otherwise it eventually just becomes accepted as part of the status quo of the situation.

Hopefully big things will happen before the next anniversary celebration comes around…

From:
Euronews

Acropolis Museum fourth birthday
17/06 12:57 CET

On Thursday 20 June 2013, the Acropolis Museum celebrates its fourth birthday. The exhibition areas will remain open from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight. The restaurant will be open during the same hours. On this occasion, admission will be reduced (3 euros) for all visitors.

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover, together with Museum Archaeologist – Hosts, untold stories of the surviving blocks of the frieze, with the aid of 3D presentations on special screens installed in the Parthenon Gallery.

At 21:00 the Athens Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra will present a musical concert in the Museum’s entrance courtyard with famous melodies of the world band repertoire.

In addition, the Museum will commence the exclusive production of copies of two exhibits, the head of Poseidon and the head of Artemis from the east frieze of the Parthenon, available in the Museum Shops.

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  10. Nektarios Livisianos said,

    08.07.13 at 12:25 pm

    Please help me to boost public awareness to return the Frieze Marbles to their rightful owner. I believe there is a huge gap between the generation that has vehemently opposed the current location of the marbles and the generation of today. It is our obligation to educate the young and adamantly propose fresh awareness programs to ensure this issue is not ignored.

    I am currently residing in the UK and would like to participate in any further action towards returning the marbles to their rightful owners. This is not about trying to change the world, this is about justice for an heinous crime that has preoccupied and saddened me since childhood.

    I am a writer and blogger for OPA! Greek Cultural Magazine based in Melbourne, Australia and would also be gratified in embracing your endeavours to reclaim a significant part of Hellenic history.

    Nektarios Livisianos

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