The Acropolis Museum now takes pride in its new digital classroom - the first of its kind in Greece - complete with the latest in technology to make learning fun and effective presented at a special ceremony last week.
The Greek government is moving ahead with a series of political and diplomatic actions towards the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles which were illegally removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in the 1800s and have for almost two centuries resided in the British Museum.
The Greek government has changed plans in its quest for the return of the Parthenon Marbles after the country’s culture minister said on Tuesday, that a diplomatic campaign would be launched instead to negotiate with the British Museum.
Only 26 percent of Britons believe that the sculptures that once adorned the ancient Parthenon in Greece should remain in London's British Museum, according to a recent opinion poll conducted by international market UK research firm, YouGov.
The Greek Government has no plans for the time being to launch legal action against Britain to regain the Parthenon Marbles, Culture Minister Kostas Tasoulas said at a recent press conference held at the Acropolis Museum.
"Return (the marbles), Restore (Parthenon), Restart (history)" is the title of a new international campaign for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles launched by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.
The Acropolis Museum in Athens was placed in the third place on a list of the best 50 museums in the world after the Smithsonian Museum in Washington and the British Museum in London, according to the UK's Sunday Times newspaper.
“The permanent return of the Parthenon marbles to the new Acropolis Museum remains the steadfast demand of the Greek state and of the Culture Ministry,” a Culture and Tourism Ministry spokesman told the Greek media last month while rejecting a report of UK newspaper “The Times”...
Το Σάββατο 20 Ιουνίου 2009, 33 χρόνια μετά τον πρώτο διαγωνισμό για την ανάθεση του έργου, το νέο Μουσείο της Ακρόπολης, το πολιτιστικό όραμα αρκετών Ελλήνων αλλά και ξένων που εμπράκτως έχουν αγωνιστεί για το όραμα αυτό, άνοιξε τις πύ...