The Onassis Cultural Center in New York is organising an exhibition & a lecture about the Parthenon Marbles & the New Acropolis Museum.
Onassis Cultural Center
March 6, 2003 – April 9, 2003
THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM IN ATHENS: DESIGN & ORIGINAL EXHIBITS FROM THE ACROPOLIS COLLECTION
Beginning on March 6, 2003, the Onassis Cultural Center will present The New Acropolis Museum, a multi-media exhibition on the new museum designed by Bernard Tschumi. The Museum is being built to house all the archaeological findings from the Acropolis, and it is expected that the building structure and the gallery for the Parthenon marbles will be completed in time for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The exhibition will include architectural drawings and renderings of the building, models, and examine the conservation technology that will be used in the Museum. Also included in the exhibition will be original finds from the Acropolis that will ultimately be housed in the Museum. The exhibition will remain on view until mid-April.
The New Acropolis Museum exhibition will give visitors an opportunity to sense the scale and proportions of the new building, and will include architectural models, designs, images, and a 3-D interactive walk-through of the building. In presenting Tschumi’s models and renderings, the exhibition shows how he created a building in harmony with the authentic Acropolis environment, which facilitates a direct relationship between the new institution’s exhibitions and the famous monuments from which they originate.
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