CULTURE


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CULTURE

A copy of the Charioteer of Delphi, also known as Heniokhos, was unveiled on Tuesday at the metro station of Qatar’s Hamad International Airport by Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni. The replica was donated by Greece to Qatar.

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NEWS

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni will visit Qatar from April 3 to 5 at the invitation of her Qatari counterpart Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, to discuss the widening of cultural relations between the two countries.


[InTime News]
1821 ANNIVERSARY

During the reopening of the National Gallery last Wednesday, the prime minister poignantly said: “The National Gallery has never been a simple depository for artistic creations”

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1821 ANNIVERSARY

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrived at the National Gallery on Wednesday evening during celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence in Athens.


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1821 ANNIVERSARY

The small boat, with its group of twenty or so British tourists and school kids, was leaning into the wind across choppy waters. Gerald, our teacher and guide, was telling us two stories at once and they were becoming occasionally confused.

Like every other industry, the art world is in a digital pivot right now – and people are logging on to creatively browse. [Ka Young Lee/The New York Times]
CULTURE

Whether you are accustomed to building your social calendar around must-see art fairs or are still confused why an event named after the Swiss city of Basel sets Miami alight each year, the past year saw a seismic shift for the art world’s aficionados and casual observers alike. With the rise of the online art […]

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ARCHAEOLOGY

A man wearing a protective face mask exits the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill, after archaeological sites open across Greece, following the easing of measures against the coronavirus disease, in Athens. [Louiza Vradi/Reuters]



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CULTURE

The final touches are being put on the National Gallery ahead of its partial relaunch for the March 25 anniversary of Greece’s 1821 War of Independence with an exhibition on the historic event.

A handout photo made available by the Greek Prime Minister's office shows Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (C) guiding by National Gallery Director Marina Lampraki-Plaka (2-R) and Culture minister Lina Mendoni (R), at the  National Gallery, in Athens, Greece, 20 March 2021. [Dimitris Papamitsos/EPA/Handout
1821 ANNIVERSARY

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the new, expanded building of the National Gallery in Athens on Saturday, to inspect progress in the extensive overhaul that has more than doubled its space compared to the old building.


Actors are seen during a rehearsal of ‘The Free Besieged’ at the Greek National Theater in Athens, earlier this month. ‘In the most difficult times in the life of the Greek nation, throughout centuries of oppressive occupation, the aspiration for independence never subsided,’ the authors say. [AP]
1821 ANNIVERSARY

Freedom, “ελευθερία” is a most noble value. Since ancient times, more so in the last 200 years since its War of Independence started, it is Greece’s greatest contribution to the European spirit, the spirit of the free world.