Greek Professor of Architecture, Manolis Korres, has been awarded the highly prestigious Feltrinelli International Prize for his for his contribution in the field of archeology and restorations. Dr. Korres is the foremost scholar on the archaeology of the Athenian Acropolis. He was chief architect of the Acropolis Restoration Project, and in that position he directed the study of the construction techniques and materials used on its historic buildings. Dr. Korres worked on the Acropolis Restoration Project for more than 20 years and has published over 11 books and 100 articles on the subject. He holds a doctorate in architecture and engineering from the Freie Universität Berlin and is now a professor at the National Technical University of Athens. 1
The Chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures (IARPS) wrote an article for the Sydney Morning Herald explaining why the UNESCO mediation process could change Britain's stance to the matter of reunification of the Parthenon sculptures. Will Britain risk estranging fellow member states by refusing to participate in the mediation which it was previously party to signing?
Dutch museums have identified several pieces of looted art and have set up a website in an effort to find their rightful owners. In the case of the Parthenon Sculptures no such website is necessary and yet the British Museum refuses to even acknowledge the situation. How long can they continue to turn a blind eye?
One of the looted paintings was identified as a Matisse
The English author and journalist, Henry Porter gave a very powerful speech in Brussels last week during the round-table discussion. In his speech he very eloquently touched on the lack of arguments the British Museum has for keeping the Parthenon Sculptures in the UK. He spoke of various facts which once considered very simply point to the logical conclusion: that the Parthenon Sculptures should be returned to Greece where they will be reunited with the sculptures in the Acropolis Museum.
On the occasion of the Hungarian Presidency in the Visegrad Group (2013–2014) and the National Day of Hungary, the Acropolis Museum presents the Edan Duo duet, on the second floor balcony, on Friday 25 October 2013, at 7 p.m., with an original program dedicated to renowned Hungarian and international music composers. Famous classical works by Ferencz Liszt and Jenö Hubay will be presented, as well as contemporary Hungarian music by György Kurtág. The program also includes widely-known melodies from the Hungarian dances of Johannes Brahms and the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 by Ferencz Liszt.
The Edan Duo comprises of two outstanding soloists, the violinist Édua...
A colloquy titled “The Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles: a European concern”, took place on the 15th October and was held at the European Parliament in Brussels. The discussion was organised by the Swiss Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles, under the chairmanship of Prof. Dusan Sidjanski in collaboration with European parliamentarian Rodi Kratsa. The aim was to motivate European actors to actively promote the...
Marbles Reunited met with other members of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures in Athens on Sunday 4th October 2013.The meeting was held at the Acropolis Museum.
During the meeting Mr Panos Panagiotopoulos, the Greek Minister of Culture, addressed the delegates and thanked them for their support. He spoke of the UNESCO mediation process, which has been initiated following a recent letter sent to members of the British government and the Director of the British Museum. Mr Panagiotopoulos expressed his hopes that the International Association and its members will continue to support these efforts. A detailed account of the minister's speech can be found here...