MUSEUM


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WHAT'S ON

The Athens Concert Hall presents the first-ever European appearance by a New York-based Stefanos Chytiris (drums), Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone) and Elias Stemeseder (piano).

This photo released by Archeological Museum Antonino Salinas Jan 5, shows a fragment exposed in the Museum, in Palermo, Italy, belonging to a draped figure on the east side of the Parthenon frieze, the temple built between 449 and 438BC on the Acropolis of Athens. [AP]
CULTURE

A fragment of the Parthenon frieze sent to Greece on an eight-year loan from Italy, will go on display at the Acropolis Museum on Monday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with Britain’s Telegraph newspaper last week. 


A part of the east frieze, the upper part of a youth’s head, finds its place. [Paris Tavitian/Acropolis Museum]
CULTURE

In what can be seen as a symbolic act supporting the campaign for the return of the Parthenon sculptures, fragments were transferred from the National Archaeological Museum to the Acropolis Museum on Monday, following a request made by the Acropolis Museum General Director.

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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (front) and Culture Minister Lina Mendoni (right), listen to Acropolis Museum Director Nikolaos Stampolidis (left), as the chairman of its board, Dimitris Pantermalis (2nd right), looks on, during an event marking the museum’s acquisition of 10 Parthenon Sculpture fragments from the National Archaeological Museum, on Monday.


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CULTURE

Ten fragments of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon will be transferred to the Acropolis Museum from the warehouse of the National Archaeological Museum, where they have been kept until now, after the approval of the Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers his speech during celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris Friday. [AP]
NEWS

The obligation that the UK return the Parthenon Marbles to Athens was raised by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Friday as he spoke at an event in Paris celebrating UNESCO’s 75th anniversary.

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CULTURE

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis raised the issue of the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece in his speech at the event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Friday.




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The emblematic building of the former Xenia hotel in the northern Greek town of Kastoria, abandoned for almost three decades, will be transformed into a museum space to meet the needs of the nearby Byzantine Museum.

'Endless Column III,' a 2017 work by Hank Willis Thomas, on display in the exhibition space, which is called OOF, in London on August. 1. A new gallery at the stadium of Tottenham Hotspur, a top London club, is presenting contemporary works to visitors, with mixed results. [Alex Ingram/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Annie Lawrence, 8, was looking excited Sunday afternoon. She was about to see Tottenham Hotspur, the soccer team she supports, play its first game of the English Premier League season – but her exhilaration wasn’t entirely because of the impending game.