Since its auspicious opening, the Acropolis Museum has always been on a mission – to let the world know that it is the most appropriate place to exhibit the Parthenon Marbles.
Now in it’s 10th year, 14.5 million local and international visitors have passed through its doors and enjoyed its exhibits. As a way of thanks, the museum is celebrating a decade worth of operation with a number of celebratory events.
Temporary exhibition ’CHISEL AND MEMORY. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments’
11.06.2019 — 31.10.2019
Since opening its doors ten years ago, the Acropolis Museum has highlighted the close relationship between the famous sculptures it displays and the monuments from which they originate. The exhibition of photographs of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work was initially organised by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service. The exhibition takes place in the ground floor Temporary Exhibition Gallery.
Entrance will be free.
Lecture “The true colors of the Parthenon sculptures: evidence for traces of oriqinal polychromy and its interpretation”
Thursday, 13 June 2O19, 7 p.m.
The Acropolis Museum will host a lecture of the Italian professor Giovanni Verri on the polychromy of the Parthenon sculptures, which has long been the subject of scholarly research and this debate has continued now for almost two centuries. Giovanni Verri is a Reader at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Ferrara in Italy, and an MA in Conservation of Wall Paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Throughout his career, he has endeavoured to develop scientific techniques for the analysis of colour, in particular on Greek and Roman antiquities. The lecture will take place in the ground floor Auditorium and entrance will be free.
Music concert ’Stavros Xarchakos – Instrumental’
Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9 p.m.
The Acropolis Museum is hosting a concert by great Greek composer Stavros Xarchakos and an orchestra of eight renowned Greek soloists. Stavros Xarchakos and the orchestra will take visitors on a musical journey comprising familiar compositions by Stavros Xarchakos, Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Markos Vamvakaris and Manos Hadjidakis. On this day the Museum will extend its opening hours until midnight. Entrance will be free from 8 pm onwards.
10-year Acropolis Museum Celebration
Thursday, 20 June 2019
Entrance to the exhibition areas will be free from 8am to 8pm.
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Friday, 21 June 2019
From Friday 21 June 2019, the archaeological excavation will be open to the public with the general admission fee ticket. The excavated area of 4,000 sq. meters includes a display of houses, workshops, baths and streets of an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that existed from the classical to the Byzantine years, in successive phases. This impressive archaeological site will soon be enriched with the most representative findings of the excavation. Architectural ruins will be organised in a unique exhibition set that sheds light on the everyday life of an ancient neighbourhood that existed at the foot of the Acropolis. On this day the Museum exhibition areas will be open from 8 am to 10 pm.