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Greece Bets on Contemporary Culture with €15m Boost

The Greek government will allocate 15 million euros in funds to enhance contemporary culture and support artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Culture at Home: Greece’s National Theater Streams Plays for Free Online

The National Theater of Greece is offering free online access to some of its performances, aiming to bring people closer to art amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands Stream Through Doors of Athens’ EMST Museum

Thousands of people visited the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens during the first three days of its operation.

EMST OPEN: Athens Welcomes Greece’s New Modern Art Museum

The much-awaited National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens will open to the public on February 28 with free admission for the whole month of March.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Greece – Egypt Join Forces Against Antiquities Smuggling

Greece and Egypt have agreed to boost efforts in the area of culture with a primary focus on jointly addressing the illegal trade of antiquities.

Chania Archaeological Museum Opening Set for Spring 2021

The Archaeological Museum of Chania will open to the public in the spring of 2021, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece Sees Promising Future with Flagship Interventions of Culture Ministry

Top priority projects of the Culture Ministry, including the restoration of the Tatoi Estate, will shape Greece's cultural landscape in the coming years, aaccording to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Delphi Forum Launches Campaign to Promote Greece’s Delphic Maxims

The Municipality of Athens and the Delphi Economic Forum will launch a campaign to promote Greece's Delphic maxims on occasion of the 5th Delphi Economic Forum to take place in March.

Spartan Museum to Open at UConn Campus in US

The establishment of a museum dedicated to Sparta at the University of Connecticut (UConn) was the focus of a meeting between Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and UConn Professor Ilias Tomazos.

St. George Lycabettus Hotel Opens its Rooms for Performance Art Exhibition

The St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel, located in Athens, this month will host an exhibition of contemporary art, titled “Performance Rooms2020”.

Underwater Research at Ancient Olous on Crete Offers Insight

Remnants of ancient buildings and parts of fortifications were uncovered during underwater excavations at the ancient city of Olous on Crete.

Greece and Cyprus Look to Expand Cultural Relations

Exchanging knowhow and best practices topped the agenda of talks between Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and her Cypriot counterpart Prodromos Prodromou.

Greece to Put Parthenon Marbles Issue Back on the Table After Brexit

With Britain’s departure from the EU, Greece will intensify its efforts to bring back the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Archaeological Treasures Unearthed at Akrotiri on Santorini

Archaeologists have come across new finds at the Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini.

Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone Shooting Short Film in Greece

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos and Hollywood's Emma Stone are currently working on a new short film production in Greece.

Corfu’s ‘Achilleion’ and Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace Explore Partnership Opportunities

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is looking to establish a partnership between Corfu’s "Achilleion" and Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace.

Exhibition at Athens Airport Presents the Hills ‘West of the Acropolis’

The Athens International Airport is hosting an exhibition that presents the area of the hills located west of the Acropolis site in the Greek capital.

Greece’s Rebetiko and the Blues ‘Meet’ in New NYU Course

The history of Greece’s rebetiko genre of music and its link to the American blues will be taught in a new class at New York University (NYU) starting in spring.

Greece and China Discuss New Partnerships in Culture

The potential of new partnerships between Greek and Chinese museums was recently discussed during a meeting of Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni with Chinese art experts.