The atmosphere at the event to mark the creation of the Seferis Office and the Roderick Beaton Reading Room at the Greek Embassy in London last Monday afternoon was wonderful and worthy of Greek-British friendship.
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens saw its visitor numbers shoot up 69.9% in the first half of the year and 40% in the high season between April and October compared to last year, according to its general director.
A Ministry of Culture summons ordering the Association of Greek Archaeologists (SEA) to vacate the downtown Athens premises it has occupied for four decades expires on Tuesday, with the association saying it has no intention of moving until its appeal against the eviction has been heard.
Lord Vaizey, chair of the Parthenon Project, which is dedicated to the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, is unwavering in his belief: The recent incident of antiquities theft from the British Museum in London, where the 2,500-year-old sculptures are currently displayed, will have no impact on the ongoing negotiations.
The weaknesses, but also the opportunities for cooperation between culture and tourism, considering that Greece is not in the top 10 of the most popular cultural tourism destinations, was the topic of a workshop titled “Culture and Tourism: One Step Closer,” which took place on September 19, organized by the Ephorate […]
Biographies on her tumultuous life, but also novels, poetry collections and plays that refer to her directly or tacitly; children’s books, graphic novels and programs from performances inspired by her; posters too, such as from her only film (Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Medea”), and catalogues from exhibitions of her costumes; there are […]
Archaeologists Gioulika Christakopoulou of the Achaean Ephorate of Antiquities and Helene Simoni of the University of Patras have every reason to be happy these days, despite the massive workload facing them.
The growth potential of the cultural field, the big projects and reforms that need to be accelerated, but also the philosophy of approaching culture as a whole that comprises both heritage and modern creative forces were highlighted by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni on Tuesday as she took back the portfolio from the caretaker government’s Giorgos Koumendakis.
Companion animals will not be allowed on the Acropolis Hill in Athens, an ancient citadel located on a rock above the city and one of Greece’s most visited ancient sites, but they will be allowed in other prominent open-air archaeological sites under conditions, according to an expert ruling on Thursday.
Pets are allowed on public transport, ferries and planes, but as the presence of companion animals in daily life has increased, one more question has arisen, particularly in view of the tourist season: Should they be allowed in archaeological sites? And if so, under what conditions?