20 June 2012 THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY

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.

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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.