Warning: Use of undefined constant add_shortcode - assumed 'add_shortcode' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/mat8iou/public_html/elginism/wp-content/plugins/stray-quotes/stray_quotes.php on line 615
The official opening of the New Acropolis Museum

May 20, 2009

The official opening of the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 5:03 pm in New Acropolis Museum

Five days of events are planned to mark the official opening of the New Acropolis Museum in June.

From:
Athens News Agency

05/20/2009
New Acropolis Museum opens

The galleries of the new Acropolis Museum will be officially unveiled on June 20 in a ceremony that will be in keeping with the importance of the antiquities within their walls, one that will be attended by heads of state and government, noted international figures and broadcast on television throughout the world, Culture Minister Antonis Samaras said on Wednesday.

The inauguration ceremony will be accompanied by a week of events in the city of Athens, which will be suitably decorated and spruced up to welcome the big day.

Samaras stressed that the unveiling of the exhibits will use “unexpected” methods, with the new technologies used to showcase the antiquities acting as the “artistic event” of the evening.

Security during the five days of events is being covered by Greece’s interior ministry, while a cruise of the Saronic Gulf has been organised for the day after the inauguration ceremony for the heads of state and government attending.

The ministry has set admission to the museum at one euro throughout 2009, in honour of the Greek taxpayers that funded its construction, while from 2010 the admission price will rise to 5 euros.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Possibly related articles

Tags: , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Vassilis Gatzoulis said,

    06.17.09 at 8:39 pm

    What time will the live broadcast of the Museum openting ceremonies start?

RSS feed for comments on this post

Leave a Comment

We want to hear your views. Be as critical or controversial as you like, but please don't get personal or offensive. Remember this is for feedback and constructive discussion!
Comments may be edited or removed if they do not meet these guidelines. Repeat offenders will be blocked from posting further comments. Any comment deemed libellous by Elginism's editors will be removed.
The commenting system uses some automatic spam detection and occasionally comments do not appear instantly - please do not repost comments if they do not show up straight away