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March 15, 2012

Older photos – transfer of the first sculptures to the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:54 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

I’ve been going through my older photos of the New Acropolis Museum & uploading some more of them to Flickr.

Here are some from October 2007, when the first sculptures were craned down from the Acropolis to the New Acropolis Museum by a relay of three cranes.

March 13, 2012

International colloquy in London on the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 2:11 pm in Elgin Marbles, Events

The British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles is organising (with the help of two other committees), a symposium in London to discuss the repatriation of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.

ADVANCE NOTICE – INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUY ON THE REUNIFICATION OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES
LONDON HELLENIC CENTRE, 19-20 JUNE 2012

This conference will be presented jointly by:

  • The British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles
  • The American Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures and
  • The International Organising Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles (inc).

It is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the opening of the Acropolis Museum (www.theacropolismuseum.gr) and the occasion of the London Olympics which will start one month later.
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January 31, 2012

A reintroduction to the New Acropolis Museum two years on

Posted at 1:57 pm in New Acropolis Museum

Two years on from the opening of the New Acropolis Museum, it is still the most popular attraction in Athens, but ticket prices are rising, as the initial subsidies are gradually removed. The museum has been a resounding success story for Greece – advertising an entirely different image of the country from the typical sun washed beaches of the islands, or the protests associated with the financial crisis.

From:
Kathimerini (English edition)

Tuesday June 21, 2011
The Acropolis Museum: A reintroduction
Despite chaos in the surrounding area, organizers are busy preparing its birthday celebrations
By Iota Sykka

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, as the country was aboil with developing news on the political front, so was the area connecting Amalias Avenue with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, as the double-parked tour coaches waiting for their passengers to come out of the Acropolis Museum were hiding the traffic lights.

The entire pedestrian area was in a state of absolute Greek pandemonium. The sightseeing train was packed with visitors, as were the nearby cafes next to the souvenir shops selling poor-quality copies of treasured antiquities. Street musicians contributed to the noise as well, while drivers flouted the no-car law up and down the pedestrianized walkway. Two years ago, when the city was feverish with the museum’s inauguration, such a state of affairs would have been unthinkable.
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January 24, 2012

Thursday evening concerts at the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 9:20 am in Events, New Acropolis Museum

Music concerts are going to be held in the New Acropolis Museum every Thursday evening in February.

From:
Athens News

Manos Hatzidakis musical soirees at Acropolis Museum
23 Jan 2012

Musical soirees featuring the work of Greek composers Manos Hatzidakis are to be held at the Acropolis Museum on Thursday evenings throughout February, as part of the museum’s “One Day at the Acropolis Museum” programme.

The performances, organised in collaboration with the Athens municipality’s Technopolis organisation, will take place at 5p.m. on February 2, 9, 16 and 23, on the second-floor terrace of the museum, with a view of the Archaic Sculpture gallery. (AMNA/Athens News)

November 29, 2011

Photo exhibition of New Acropolis Museum in Serbia

Posted at 2:00 pm in New Acropolis Museum

A photo exhibition about the New Acropolis Museum is going on display at the Centre of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Belgrade.

From:
Greek Reporter

New Acropolis Museum Photo Exhibition Hosted in Belgrade
Posted on 15 April 2011 by Marianna Kourti

A photo exhibition for the new Acropolis Museum is hosted at the Centre of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Belgrade. With the exhibition, the Centre participates in events which are organized in the Serbian capital for “Museum Nights” on the 14th of May. The photos present the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, the place where the new Museum was built, external faces of the building and its surroundings with the findings, which came to light during the excavation in the place where the Museum was constructed. The exhibition, which is organized with the cooperation of the Acropolis Museum and the Committee for Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments, will last until the 14th of May.

November 28, 2011

The New Acropolis Museum as an all day experience

Posted at 2:05 pm in New Acropolis Museum

On certain days, the New Acropolis Museum is aiming to put on special events, to encourage families to spend their entire days there.

From:
Kathimerini (English Edition)

Wednesday April 13, 2011 (20:54)
Acropolis Museum invites visitors for an all-day experience

The Acropolis Museum is launching a new initiative starting on the weekend of April 16 and 17, inviting visitors, and families especially, to spend the day there indulging in a series of activities.

These include archaeology-themed games for the entire family, a screening on the history of the Acropolis, the opportunity to watch restorers work on sculptural artifacts and presentations based on the exhibits. Other perks in the “Day at the Acropolis Museum” pack include a special menu at the restaurant and a discount on items purchased at the gift shops.
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The New Acropolis Museum is Greece’s most popular tourist site

Posted at 2:02 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

The official figures for 2010 show that the New Acropolis Museum was the most popular site for tourists visiting Greece. The British Museum might claim that more people see the Elgin Marbles in London (a fact that is open to some debate), however in the case of the New Acropolis Museum, the figures are for those people purely wanting to see the marbles – not general figures for a museum, which may include the Duveen Gallery, amongst numerous other elements.

From:
Agence France Presse

Acropolis Museum is Greece’s top site: official data
(AFP) – Apr 11, 2011

ATHENS — The Acropolis Museum was Greece’s top tourist draw in 2010, eclipsing for the first time the ancient Athens citadel whose sculptures it showcases, official data showed on Monday.

Over 1.3 million people queued to visit the country’s newest museum between January and December last year, the Greek statistics authority (Esa) said.
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November 10, 2011

The New Acropolis Museum as a “shining example of history and modernity in balance”

Posted at 1:51 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum represents a new generation of museums – it would be radical anywhere, but especially in Greece, against the context of many relatively old fashioned state owned museums (although the privately owned institutions in Athens also represent a much more modern approach).

From:
eTurboNews

Insights into Tourism Branding
Museums: Must-see centers of meaning in a destination
By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group/eTN | Mar 16, 2011

SEEING BEYOND THE SURFACE
They are places that make places make sense. Within their secure walls stand items that act as records of the past. History and culture are held tightly together in cases of glass, collections of frames, and viewing areas sectioned off with velvet ropes. Visitors are invited in and then carefully kept at arms length so as to protect all things precious. Voices are turned down in volume, whispers of conversation filling the air. They are places built for seeing, exploring, learning, and musing. They are museums.

In positions of pride in destinations around the globe are museums. Standing tall in city centers, tucked away in tiny towns, and even carefully moved from location to location through new mobile methods, museums represent homes of history of people, places, and periods of time. Historical jewel boxes of all that a destination holds dear, museums contain pieces of the past that can often not be explained in words – they must be seen and felt to be understood. Whether ancient artifacts or modern pieces of medical marvel, museums are centers of living history.
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February 17, 2011

Late opening on Fridays for New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 2:25 pm in New Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum is now going to be open until 10pm every Friday.

From:
Athens News Agency

01/19/2011
Acropolis Museum open until 10 p.m. on Fridays

(ANA-MPA) — Starting on Jan. 28 this year, the New Acropolis Museum will henceforth stay open until 10 p.m. on Friday evenings so that visitors can tour the exhibits while also viewing the floodlit Acropolis — opposite the museum — at night.

At the same time, the museum will also begin a programme for the conservation and restoration of the Caryatid sculptures – structural columns holding up the temple’s porch that were carved to look like young women – from the Erechtheum.
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February 14, 2011

E-Book about the artefacts in the Acropolis Museum

Posted at 2:08 pm in New Acropolis Museum

There is an e-book available free of charge from the Latsis Foundation to read online, about the artefacts in the Acropolis Museum.

See the book here.

January 27, 2011

Dimitrios Pantermalis – Monuments have rights in the same way as people

Posted at 1:54 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum president, Dimitrios Pantermalis, has given an interview with a Chinese newspaper, talking about the issues of reunifying disputed cultural artefacts. Interstingly, this follows not long after an interview by Greek Ministry of Culture Acting Deputy General Director of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, also published in the Chinese media.

From:
Xinhua

Monuments have rights like people: Greek museum president
English.news.cn 2010-12-31 20:49:45
ATHENS, Dec. 31 (Xinhua)

Monuments have rights of their own to reunite just as humans do, a Greek professor says.

In an interview with Xinhua on Tuesday, Dimitris Pantermalis, president of the New Acropolis Museum, focused on the reunification issue of the Parthenon marbles.
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January 23, 2011

World heritage, cultural property, the Parthenon & the Elgin marbles – followup to Athens conference

Posted at 3:04 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

A followup to the conference on the return of and protection of cultural property, held in Athens in December. Interestingly, the final paragraph suggests that new initiatives for the return of the Parthenon Marbles are finally being explored by the Greek government.

From:
SAE

SAE
“World Cultural Heritage, the Parthenon and its Marbles are not tradable”
Athens, 13.12.2010

The institutional framework for cultural heritage, in terms of international ethics, protection, legal practice, diplomatic approach, international collaboration efforts and other relevant issues, the main focus being on the issue of the Parthenon Marbles, were discussed during the international conference organized on Friday at the New Acropolis Museum by the Foundation for International Legal Studies – I. Krispis, the Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Acropolis Museum and the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE).
“The return of all those masterpieces that constitute our cultural heritage is now more imperative than ever” stressed in his message Minister of the State, Harris Pamboukis, indicating that “the course towards reclaiming and diplomatic pressure is difficult and time consuming, however our cultural treasures have a new modern home, the New Acropolis Museum, located in their place of origin. The argument is irrefutable”.

The message of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demetris Dollis, responsible for Greeks Abroad was also on the same wavelength, who is currently on an official visit in Australia.
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