The institution of European Cultural Capital talk by Mr Spyros Mercouris at Imperial College, London, 13 May 2013 18:30 pm
18 April International Monuments and Sites Day 2013 join the event at the Nicholson Museum & historian and archaeologist Ben Churcher
Do the Monuments of Greece have Universal Values for All Humankind?
18 April 2013
A World Heritage listing is a sought-after accolade for a country but there is more to this listing than a sign at the front gate to a site. What does a World Heritage listing entail and what are the obligations on those countries holding World Heritage sites?
On International Monuments and Sites Day 2013 it is appropriate to examine how Greece contributes to the World Heritage List -administered by UNESCO and ICCOMOS- The International Council on Monuments and Sites) by examining some of the World Heritage sites listed, or in the process of being listed, within Greece. These sites vary from obvious inclusions such as the Parthenon, through to more obscure sites such as Mystras in the Peloponnese. The lecture will examine a number of these sites to explore what aspects elevate them from being of national Greek value to that of international value to all humankind.
'The Parthenon [Elgin] Marbles - the Case for Reunification' - presentation by Eddie O'Hara at Oxford University 29 January 2013
On Tuesday 29th January 2013, Eddie O'Hara, Chairman for the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Mables (BCRPM) will be in Oxford, giving a presentation, 'The Parthenon [Elgin] Marbles - the Case for Reunification', to the Oxford University Classics Society at 15:30 pm.
This presentation is open to all and will take place in the 2nd floor lecture theatre of Radcliffe Humanities (formerly Radcliffe Infirmary). All those interested in classics, ancient Greece, or museology, should consider attending!
20 June 2012
THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY
Twelve hours of music in the Acropolis Museum
On Wednesday 20 June 2012, the Acropolis Museum will celebrate its third anniversary. The exhibition areas and restaurant will remain open from 8 am until midnight.On this occassion, admission will be reduced (3 euro) for all visitors.
From 11 am until 8 pm, visitors will be able to enjoy a great selection of music ensembles and distinguished soloists, performing ancient music of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras as well as seperate works of the 20th century. These musical events have been organised by the Music Ensemble and the Third Programme of Greek Radio.
At 8:30 pm the ERT Choir will present Dodecanese musical works by G. Constantinides and excerpts from compositions by Javier Busto and Lajos Bardos, the conductor will be Dimitris Bouzanis. This will take place on the ground floor lobby of the museum in view of the Hekatompedos pediment.
At 9:30 pm, the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra and the ERT Choir will perform works of Theodorakis, Hatzidakis, Papadimitriou and Xarchakos, conducted by Andreas Pylarinos. This will take place in the museum's entrance courtyard.
MissingSince1801 campaign launched at British Museum on third anniversary of the Acropolis Museum
LONDON 20 June 2012
The Acropolis Museum celebrated its third anniverary on Wednesday 20 June 2012. Members from three Committees - the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM), The American Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, Inc. (ACRPS), and The International Organizing Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles Inc. (IOC-A-RPM) met at the British Museum to launch the 'MissingSince1801' campaign. This campaign was created by Konstantine Vaxevaneris, Creative Director of ACRPS.
George Bizos SC joined the protest with Krister Kumlin from the Swedish Committee and Dr Elena Korka.
The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens - the IO2 debate took place on 11 June 2012 at Cadogan Hall in London.
As always in any debate on the plight of the fragmented Parthenon Sculptures, the vote to return the sculptures currently in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum to the join those in the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, was won by a majority vote. At last nights debate it was 384 for to 125 against.
Congratulations to all concerned!
In calling for the sculptures to be reunited in Athens, where they originated and where they still belong, we can put right a two hundred year old wrong. This magnanimous act on behalf of the British Museum would recognise that cultural diplomacy is alive and well and perhaps more importantly that in Britain we do appreciate that this peerless work of art is unnecessarily fragmented - mainly between two great museums, the British Museum in London and the Acropolis Museum in Athens. BCRPM
Classics at the Hay Festival
The Greeks 1 - Herodotus
Event 302 • Thursday 7 June 2012, 9am • Venue: Big Tent