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September 24, 2008

More on the Palermo fragment return

Posted at 1:16 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum, Similar cases

Further coverage of the return of the Palermo fragment from the Parthenon Sculptures. The move to repatriate the piece ties in with the opening of the Nostoi exhibition in the New Acropolis Museum, displaying looted artefacts that Italy has recovered in recent years.

It is also worth mentioning that two more fragments (both currently in the Vatican) are also expected to return to Athens shortly.

Sydney Morning Herald

Italy returns long lost Parthenon fragment to Greece
September 24, 2008 – 2:05AM

Italy has returned to Greece the ‘Palermo fragment’, a marble piece of the Athens Parthenon missing for nearly 200 years, officials said Tuesday.

The sculpted fragment of the ancient Greek hunt goddess Artemis, part of the eastern Parthenon frieze depicting the twelve gods of Olympus, had been in the collection of the Antonio Salinas Archaeological Museum of Palermo.
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September 23, 2008

Greek & Italian presidents meet

Posted at 12:59 pm in Elgin Marbles

Greek president Karolos Papoulias has met with his Italian counterpart. What is relevant about this though, is that for the first time in any English language press (it has previously been covered in the Greek media) it notes that the Palermo fragment of the Parthenon frieze is going to be returned.

Athens News Agency

Papoulias meets Italian president

President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Tuesday met with his visiting Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano.

Papoulias particularly thanked Napolitano for the gesture of the return of a fragment of the Parthenon frieze from Palermo, which he said acquired particular gravity at a time when Greece was seeking the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum.
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September 18, 2008

Nostoi exhibition at the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 12:38 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum, Similar cases

The Nostoi exhibition that has been on display in Italy is moving to the New Acropolis Museum. This exhibition shows looted artefacts that have been recovered by Italy in recent years. Greece & Italy have now agreed to work together in their attempts to retrieve looted artefacts from abroad.

Athens News Agency

Exhibition at Acropolis museum

The Culture ministry will be organising the “Nostoi” exhibition at the New Acropolis Museum in the framework of the Italian President’s visit to Athens.

The exhibition includes the “Nostoi Capolavori Ritrovati” exhibition which was organised by the Presidency of the Italian Republic and was initially presented in Rome (Palazzo del Quirinale, December 2, 2007-March 30, 2008) and then at the Palazzo Poli a Fontana di Trevi and focused on 74 repatriated antiquities from various Museums in the United States.
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August 16, 2008

Full moon late night opening for Acropolis

Posted at 12:53 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology

As in previous years, the Acropolis site will be open late during summer full moon evenings.

Athens News Agency

August Full Moon

The Culture Ministry will open 72 archaeological sites, monuments and museums all over the country on Saturday night, the night of the August Full Moon.

The development is taking place as part of efforts to familiarise the public with archaeological sites and with the country’s cultural heritage in general.
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July 12, 2008

KKE criticise plans for New Acropolis Museum management structure

Posted at 6:26 pm in Elgin Marbles, Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

Predictably (for any who follow Greek politics) the KKE (Greece’s Communist Party) has criticised plans that the New Acropolis Museum should be run any differently to every other museum in Greece – that is to say, they would prefer that there was never any progress, beyond the current self-serving culture of regular strike action that currently holds back development of the country’s museums.

For the New Acropolis Museum to be a truly world class museum though & achieve its goals, things have to change – conceptually is not the same as other Greek state run museums, so why should it have to operate in exactly the same way?

Athens News Agency

KKE rejects PM’s proposal


KKE leader meets archaeologists

In another development, KKE [The Communist Party of Greece] Secretary General Aleka Papariga met on Tuesday with the Greek Archaeologists Society saying afterwards that her party supported the archaeologists’ protest and stands by their side in light of the bill that will be tabled in Parliament and “which, in essence, passes a form of privatisation to the new museum which is being disengaged from the Acropolis.”

Papariga added that in general the sector of excavations and of archaeological monuments “is literally in danger from the most extreme privatisation because, unfortunately, archaeological treasure is also considered in Greece a means of obtaining wealth, a means of tourism and this is unacceptable.”

June 23, 2008

West Australia’s proposal for Elgin Marbles repatriation

Posted at 12:35 pm in Elgin Marbles

A proposal to reunite the Parthenon sculptures has been tabled in West Australia’s State Legislative Assembly. This follows on from last year’s expressions of support by both the Premier of New South Wales & by John Howard, Australia’s then Prime Minister.

Athens News Agency

Parthenon marbles repatriation

A proposal for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece was tabled in the State Legislative Assembly of Western Australia by governing Labor Party (ALP) member John Biase D’ Orazio.
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May 30, 2008

The New Acropolis Museum at Athens Airport

Posted at 10:33 pm in New Acropolis Museum

A new free exhibition has opened at Athen’s Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, to publicise the New Acropolis Museum. I actually stumbled on the exhibition by chance whilst passing through the airport before it officially opened. It tells enough to get visitors interested & to make them want to find out more, but unfortunately it is located in the area on an area where few people are likely to accidentally pass it. This is already the problem with the permanent exhibition about the archaeological finds made during the construction of the airport.

Athens News Agency

Exhibition on new Acropolis Museum

An exhibition on the construction and exhibits of the new Acropolis Museum was inaugurated at Athens international airport on Tuesday by Culture Minister Mihalis Liapis and Transport Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.

Entitled “The New Museum of the Acropolis – Soon a new destination” the exhibition gives visitors from every country a foretaste of the new museum that is expected to open its doors to the public in the autumn.
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May 24, 2008

Draft bill for the Foundation of the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 8:41 pm in New Acropolis Museum

As the creation of the physical manifestation of the New Acropolis Museum reaches its final stages, thought also has to go into the operational, management & legal size of a figurehead museum such as this. A draft bill has just been unveiled, which sets out the framework that will determine how the museum will actually exist & operate once it is properly opened. As it exists at present, the proposed bill with give the museum far more autonomy than any of the other state run museums (which means almost all of the museums – the only major ones in Athens that aren’t state owned are the Goulandris & the Benaki).

Kathimerini (English Edition)

Friday May 23, 2008 – Archive
Acropolis Museum unshackled

The New Acropolis Museum is to gain administrative and financial autonomy, according to a draft law which was heralded yesterday by Culture Minister Michalis Liapis and has provoked criticism from state archaeologists.

“The new museum will operate under the strict supervision of the ministry but its legal status will maintain the necessary distance from both the private and traditional state sector that its role demands,” Liapis told reporters.
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May 23, 2008

Athens’s New Acropolis Museum opens briefly

Posted at 8:27 pm in Elgin Marbles, Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

The mostly completed New Acropolis Museum was briefly opened to the public free of charge, as part of International Museum day. The Acropolis itself was also opened for free. I was in Athens once before when this day took place & was surprised that the gates were open on the Acropolis with nobody checking tickets – its great that they can have days like this, but it would be even better if they were publicicised more in advance rather than afterwards.

Athens News Agency

Acropolis Museum briefly opens

Culture Minister Mihalis Liapis toured the new Acropolis Museum on Sunday, on the occasion of the International Museum Day, where he expressed a hope that archaeological sites and museums will become part of citizens’ everyday routine.

According to figures released on Sunday, 4,000 people visited the museum and more than 5,500 entered the Acropolis-related archaeological sites.
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