November 14, 2012
The New Acropolis Museum in Athens has won the 2012 Keck award. The Keck award is given by the International Institute for Conservation and Historic Art Works and goes each year to the individual or group who has played the greatest role in promoting public understanding and appreciation of the accomplishments of the conservation profession.
The National Herald
September 19, 2012
The Acropolis Museum receives the 2012 Keck Award
ATHENS. On Friday 14 September 2012, the Acropolis Museum was awarded by the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) in Vienna, with the Keck Award 2012. The award concerns the conservation and restoration of the Caryatids, the Kore from the south porch of the Erechtheion temple, with the use of laser technology. In 1994, the IIC Council announced the establishment of the IIC Keck Award, generously endowed by Sheldon and Caroline Keck, pioneers of art conservation. The award is presented every two years to ‘the individual or group who has contributed most towards promoting public understanding and appreciation.
- Lasers used to clean the sculptures from the Acropolis : August 18, 2010
- Hi-tech restoration techniques used on Acropolis : October 18, 2008
- Modelling the Acropolis in three dimensions : March 13, 2009
- Laser technology to re-create Elgin Marbles : February 6, 2004
- Support required to clean historic artefacts : September 9, 2004
- Cleaning the Parthenon : November 7, 2008
- German media praise for Greece’s Acropolis restoration project : February 9, 2011
- North slopes of Acropolis open to public : September 1, 2004