The Acropolis Museum, the renowned Greek museum that has showcased the country’s rich cultural heritage for 14 years, is preparing to celebrate its anniversary on June 20.
This milestone event will be tinged with a sense of nostalgia as it will be the first commemoration without the presence of the late Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, an esteemed figure who played a pivotal role in shaping the museum’s legacy.
Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, who served as president of the Board of Directors of the Organization for the Construction of the New Acropolis Museum from 2000 to 2019 and later as president of the Board of Directors of the Acropolis Museum from 2009 to 2022, dedicated his life to the excavation and unveiling of the archaeological wonders in the Dion region.
His deep affection for the people of Dion led him to actively support cultural events in the area, including the Olympus Festival and the Center of Arts and Culture of Dion.
To honor the late president’s contributions and commemorate the Acropolis Museum’s anniversary, a special tribute has been arranged.
On the evening of June 20, at the museum’s entrance courtyard, the Youth Orchestra of Dion will take center stage, offering visitors a captivating performance of Greek poetry set to music.
The orchestra, composed mainly of schoolchildren and students, will be led by the renowned conductor Nikos Patris. Accompanying them will be distinguished soloists Vassilis Lekkas, Gerasimos Andreatos, Zoe Papadopoulou, and Babis Velissarios. The event will be presented by the esteemed Greke presenter Alexis Kostalas.
Admission to the concert is free, providing an opportunity for everyone to participate in this poignant celebration.
In addition to the tribute concert, the Acropolis Museum will keep its exhibition areas open from 9 a.m. until midnight on June 20. Visitors can explore the museum’s displays, delving into Greece’s ancient past while appreciating the grandeur of the Acropolis.
The second-floor restaurant, offering unique night views of the Acropolis, will also be open during the same hours, providing a memorable dining experience.
The Acropolis Museum invites locals and tourists alike to join in commemorating this significant milestone and paying homage to the late Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, whose contributions have shaped the museum’s success.
As the museum celebrates its 14th anniversary, it remains committed to preserving Greece’s cultural heritage and providing a platform for artistic expressions that resonate with audiences worldwide.