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.

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)

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  1. Dr.Kwame Opoku said,

    12.10.10 at 7:32 pm

    It is encouraging that the New Acropolis Museum won such a prestigious prize from the British Guild of Travel Writers. That the award ceremony took place in London is surely an additional support for the return of the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles to Athens. Even more interesting would be the reaction of the British Museum to this award. They cannot simply keep quite hoping that we will all forget about this soon. Could you ask the venerable museum for its comments on this?

  2. Anna said,

    02.10.12 at 9:46 am

    There is no such thing as the Elgin marbles, they are, have been and always will be the Parthenon Marbles.

  3. Matthew said,

    02.10.12 at 9:51 am

    But many people know them as that & are unclear what is being talked about when they are described as the Parthenon Marbles or Sculptures.

    See this page for more info:

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