MUSEUM


Visitors look at the Parthenon Sculptures collection at the British Museum in London, in a photo taken last year. [EPA]
PARTHENON SCULPTURES

The fragments of the Parthenon sculptures that are exhibited in the British Museum have made headlines again, after an interview with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in which he expressed his objection to the sculptures’ repatriation.

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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.


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ANNIVERSARY

While their country faced a deep financial crisis from early 2009 to late 2018, an increasing number of Greek historians started seeking out the truths buried in their history and the milestone that is the 1821 Greek War of Independence.


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ARCHAEOLOGY

“The General Assembly of the Association of Greek Archaeologists has unanimously rejected the conversion of state-run museums into legal entities governed by public law (NPDD), for ideological, legal, political and practical reasons.”

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HISTORY

The progress of the project to create a Holocaust museum in western Thessaloniki was discussed on Monday by Regional Governor of Central Macedonia Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Mayor Konstantinos Zervos and the president of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, David Saltiel.



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EXHIBITION

The Rhodes Museum of Modern Greek Art’s recent relaunch has put the spotlight on what is arguably one of the best collections of its kind in the country. 

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MUSEUM

Given our ever-growing familiarity with digital cultural experiences, the Acropolis Museum’s newly launched virtual edition is a welcome development. Visitors will be surprised by the original point of view.

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SOCIETY

The Region of Thessaly was honored with a European award in the promotion of innovative alternative tourist products with added value for the economy and culture for the work of the Underwater Museum of Peristera on the Aegean island of Alonissos.


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WHAT'S ON

The Museum of Cycladic Art (cycladic.gr) has created a wonderful selection of gift items for its online store this holiday season, including good-luck pendants, ornaments, design utensils, jewelry, tasteful souvenirs and also high-quality art books.

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WHAT'S ON

The Benaki Museum (benaki.org) has prepared a series of interesting videos that provide a chronology of Greek history from Neolithic to modern times, stemming from its collections.