June 22, 2009

Press coverage of the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:33 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

There has been a colossal amount of media coverage of the New Acropolis Museum, building gradually in the weeks leading up to its opening. Within Greece, it has become the most important news story in almost every paper, as evidenced by this summary of the headlines.

Athens News Agency

Athens Newspaper Headlines

The Monday edition of Athens’ dailies at a glance

The grand inauguration of the New Acropolis Museum on Saturday evening in Athens, the Greek people’s resounding demand for the Parthenon Marbles’ repatriation and speculation of early general elections dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens’ newspapers.

ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: “The demand for the Parthenon Marbles’ repatriation is international – Foreign newspapers and media support Greece’s demand”.

APOGEVMATINI: “Open letter to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles”.

AVRIANI: “Danger of collapse of the political system – Opinion poll indicates that the majority of the people reject both mainstream political parties (ruling New Democracy and main opposition PASOK)”.

ELEFTHERI ORA: “The Marbles call the Marbles – International demand for Parthenon Marbles repatriation”.

ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: “Symbol of self-confidence – International admiration for the New Acropolis Museum”.

ELEFTHEROTYPIA: “Citizens may ‘finger’ tax evaders” – Economy Ministry, in its official website, calls on the citizens to become snitches”.

ESTIA: “The new Museum is the golden opportunity for Athens to become an international centre of attraction”.

ETHNOS: “Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis’ two ’emergency exits’ – Government members’ recommendations for early elections and government reshuffle are contradictory”.

TA NEA: “Here’s the theft! The ‘amputated’ frieze causes shock”.

VRADYNI: “The Marbles’ silent protest – Emotion and awe before the ‘amputated’ Parthenon frieze”.

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