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July 10, 2012

Greece raises Elgin Marbles at Portugal UNESCO conference on repatriation of disputed antiquities

Posted at 1:05 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

It is unclear whether this article refers to the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, or some other part of UNESCO. It appears to be a different event, although it contains similar representation on the Parthenon Marbles & why Greece thinks that they should be returned to Athens.

From:
Greek Reporter

UNESCO Conference on Antiquities Repatriation
By Marianna Tsatsou on June 27, 2012 in EU, news

UNESCO organized a conference on the protection, theft and repatriation of antiquities all over the world which was held on June 19-22 at its office in Porto, Portugal. Greece was among the participants of the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, and was represented by officials of foreign affairs, education and culture ministries.

During the four-day event, president of the Acropolis Museum D. Pantermalis and director general M. Andreadaki-Vlazaki presented Greece’s appeal to the British Museum for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, to be housed at the modern Acropolis Museum.
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June 16, 2012

New Acropolis Museum to celebrate third birthday on 20th June with musical performances & late opening

Posted at 3:33 pm in Events, New Acropolis Museum

On Wednesday 20th June, the New Acropolis Musuem will celebrate the third anniversary of its opening.

As part of the celebrations, the museum will have extended opening hours & there will be a series of musical performances within the exhibition spaces.

From:
Greek Reporter

Third Year Anniversary of the Opening of the New Acropolis Museum
By Areti Kotseli on June 15, 2012

The New Acropolis Museum in Athens celebrates its three years of existence with a series of events on its premises Wednesday, June 20th. Exhibition spaces will remain open to the public from 8.00 a.m. to midnight and general admission will be offered with a festive 3-Euro ticket.

Famous soloists and eminent musicians will be entertaining visitors in every exhibition space of the museum performing ancient music, music of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras and separate works of the 20th century.
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June 13, 2012

The New Acropolis Museum – a self-funded exemplar to other Greek museums

Posted at 5:47 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum is unusual for a Greek state owned museum – in that it keeps the money it receives from ticket sales & its shop etc – and uses these funds to entirely finance its running costs, ensuring that it does not at present require any aid from the cash starved Greek state.

You can find out more about this from this video on Bloomberg news.

June 2, 2012

AVAAZ petition for the Parthenon Marbles to be reunited in Athens – Help us get 1000 signatures

Posted at 12:53 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Two weeks ago, I posted a poll on the AVAAZ website, calling for a a commitment to be made by the start of the 2012 Olympics for the Parthenon Marbles to be reunified in Athens.

Thank you to those of you who have added your names so far. Already, we have had 318 signatures, but we need more – the aim is to get at least 1000, but the more support that we can show, the stronger our case will appear when the results of the petition are handed to those who are in a position to make a decision on this issue (i.e. the British Government & the British Museum).

So – if you have not yet signed the petition, then please go to the AVAAZ website & add your name to the list.

If you have already signed, then remember to post about the petition on Facebook and / or Twitter, to let as many of your friends know as possible. Email your friends too, if you think they support the campaign & ask them to forward it on to their friends too.

You can read the original information that I posted about the petition & the reasons behind it here.

The actual petition itself is on the AVAAZ website – you can visit the page here to sign it.

If you want a short link to the page that is easier to remember, then go to: http://bit.ly/parthenon-sculptures-petition

Live broadcast of the Intellegence Squared Parthenon Marbles debate at the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 12:37 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Events

The Intelligence Squared Debate in London on the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, is going to be streamed live to the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, for any Greeks (or others in the area at the time) who want to watch it.

The original article is in Greek. What follows is a rather poor attempt at converting it into English with Google Translate. Follow the link to read the original Greek text. And note that the times are different to the UK event, to allow for the different time zones.

There is also a poll on the page – so remember to visit the page to add your vote.

From:
Intelligence Squared Greece

EVENT INFO
Monday, June 11, 2012, 20.30 – 10.30 (20.20 close attendance)
Intelligence Squared Greece and the Acropolis Museum presents an exclusive live broadcast from London, the debate on the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens

Admission is free with pre-booked seats necessary.

Legally owned the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum? Would Greece be sure, if they returned to Athens? These two questions are central to a debate that lasts for more than 200 years. The views are changing, along with the conditions in both countries, but this issue remains unresolved. In a particularly critical period for Greece where the image of the country is often hit in the international media, but just before the Olympic Games in London, presents an Intelligence Squared debate on this timeless question. Whether the time has come to return the Marbles to Athens? Can this be a move to Greece friendship, or even the biggest tribute to our country? Or is the argument that Britain Greece does not have the resources they need maintenance of marbles and show them to a worldwide audience, be more true today than in the past?

* The debate will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Greek.

May 28, 2012

Why Greece deserves the return of the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 1:12 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

A response to last week’s article by Henry Porter about why the Elgin Marbles ought to be returned to Athens.

From:
Guardian

The Observer, Sunday 27 May 2012
Greece deserves its marbles

Henry Porter (“The Greeks gave us the Olympics. Let them have their marbles”) has the balanced view, which ought to be adopted by the British Museum. The new Acropolis Museum displays the fragments that remain in Greece magnificently, in the exact lay out of the Parthenon, giving a better understanding to the visitor than is possible in the BM. To have all the marbles united, even for a loan exhibition, would enhance that and give an opportunity for artistic completion unrivalled in 200 years. Further, Greek expert conservation continues in the museum visible to the visitor: at present, laser work is cleaning one of the caryatids and is displayed on a monitor.

It was appropriate that on the day of the Olympic flame hand-over ceremony, two of the previous “stops” on the way to the Panathenaic stadium were on the Acropolis and outside the new museum. Also, at the ceremony, thousands of balloons with the words “Greece can” on them were released; for this British philhellene, it was a moving tribute to Greek pride and dignity; is the BM not able to respond?

Tim Street

Northampton

May 17, 2012

Special events at the New Acropolis Museum for International Museum Day

Posted at 12:50 pm in New Acropolis Museum

As well as free admission tomorrow, there are also special events at the New Acropolis Museum (and a number of other sites in Athens), to celebrate International Museums Day.

From:
Kathimerini (English Edition)

Thursday May 17, 2012
Celebrating culture: International Museum Day

It has become a regular rendezvous for lovers of culture around the globe. International Museum Day, born of an initiative by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977, is celebrated annually around May 18. Each year the global event takes on a different theme and this year’s motto is “Museums in a Changing World: New Challanges, New Inspirations.”

Heralding International Museum Day is the European Night of Museums, which takes place in the form of all-day or all-night events. Originally introduced by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2005, the European Night of Museums is patronized by ICOM and UNESCO and will be celebrated on Saturday, May 17.
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May 11, 2012

Celebrating International Museum Day at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens

Posted at 1:15 pm in New Acropolis Museum

More coverage of the free admission to the New Acropolis Museum on 18th May for International Museums Day.

From:
Greek Reporter

Acropolis Museum Celebrates International Museum Day
By Marianna Tsatsou on May 10, 2012

There will be concerts and free entrance for everyone at the Acropolis Museum to celebrate the International Museum Day and the European Night of Museums.

Friday, May 18 at 11 pm, on the second floor of the Museum, Marios Strofalis will play solo piano. His recital will be dedicated to famous Greek composers Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis.
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May 10, 2012

Free entry to New Acropolis Museum for International Museums Day

Posted at 1:01 pm in Events, New Acropolis Museum

As happened in April for International Monuments Day, the New Acropolis Museum will have free admission on 18th May 2012, to celebrate International Museums Day.

You can read more about International Museums Day here.

May 1, 2012

How the Greek state manages to pay no subsidies to the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:01 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

In part, Greece’s financial crisis is connected to the huge size of the country’s state sector – many departments that in other countries are private operations receive large government subsidies. However, the New Acropolis Museum, whilst it is run by the Greek government, is managed independently – and surprisingly (to many) successfully. Perhaps other departments should take more note of the example it sets.

Perhaps more could also be made of this, when the British Museum re-iterates its regular point that the Elgin Marbles are seen there free of charge. Certainly, the museum is free to visit, but it is heavily funded by money from British tax payers – something that is starting to look increasingly problematic as all government spending in the UK is cut back.

From:
Bloomberg

Economic Lessons From the Greek Acropolis
By Marc Champion Apr 30, 2012 5:18 PM GMT

Greece is in the state it’s in because the government had its fingers in industries long since privatized elsewhere; it spent and borrowed recklessly; it failed to collect taxes; and it couldn’t pay when the music stopped on the global economy.

So you’d think the new Acropolis Museum, a project of great national pride that opened in 2009 as the crisis struck, would be in dire straits as the government cuts back under orders from its international creditors. Not so, because the museum takes zero funds from the state to fund its operations.
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April 24, 2012

Metope Of The Annunciation goes on display in the Acropolis Museum

Posted at 5:21 pm in Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum

The Metope Of The Annunciation, which was previously undergoing restoration after being removed from the Parthenon is to go on public display in the New Acropolis Museum.

From:
Greek Reporter

Metope Of The Annunciation To Be Exhibited At The Acropolis Museum
By Fani Toli on March 13, 2012

The 32nd metope of the Annunciation, that has been removed from the Parthenon temple atop the Athens Acropolis for conservation, will be exhibited at the Acropolis Museum of Athens on the 25th of March.

The 32nd metope from the southwestern side of the Parthenon, a Classical Era temple dedicated to the mythical goddess Athena, is known as the metope of the Annunciation because it was thought to resemble the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and it is the first time that it is being exhibited at the Acropolis museum.
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A new campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 4:50 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

More coverage of the new campaign / video about the return of the Elgin Marbles, by Ares Kalogeropoulos.

The original article has many images in it, which you need to see to fully appreciate what it is describing. You can view them in the original article here.

From:
Cyprus News Report

New Campaign For The Return Of The Parthenon Marbles To Athens
Tue, 06/03/2012 – 13:22 — Savvas Hadjigeorgiou

Conductor and photographer Ares Kalogeropoulos who lives and works in Oldenburg, Germany has launched a campaign aiming at bringing back to the spotlight the long-awaited return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece.

“Let’s do something that history will look at us with her most affectionate look.” said Kalogeropoulos about the campaign.

The imaginative campaign is entitled “You can steal a statue but you cannot steal my origin”, is widely circulating on the Internet and it’s getting positive reviews for its part in preserving the Greek cultural heritage.
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