Acropolis upgrades and renovations showcased after digital renaissance of ancient Olympia “leads the way”
The improvements and renovations of the Acropolis were discussed at the 7th International Meeting for the Restoration of Acropolis Monuments, organized by the Acropolis Monuments Preservation Service (YSMA) and the Monuments Conservation Committee of the Acropolis (ESMA), in collaboration with the Ephoria of Antiquities and the Acropolis Museum.
The three-day meeting, which ended on Saturday, November 13, focused on ongoing repairs and restorations at the old Acropolis Museum.
Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said her ministry was focusing on renovating the old Acropolis Museum located at the ancient site. “It is the most important building in Athens – in the immediate vicinity and the conversation with the Parthenon,” she said. “This building is designed to host exhibitions, modern, innovative, of high standard, conventional and digital.
“The artificial intelligence digital renaissance program that we launched yesterday in ancient Olympia is leading the way.”
The Maison Koletti at 3 rue Polygnotou will also be renovated to serve as the Acropolis Works Documentation Center as part of the work of the National Strategic Reference Framework (CRSN 2014-2020). The project, budgeted at 3,300,000 euros, was included in the Ministry’s Public Investment Program in April 2021, and is in the final phase of selecting an entrepreneur. The documentation center will be named after the late architect Charalambos Bouras in honor of the chairman of the Acropolis Monuments Conservation Committee for many years. Mr. Bouras had devoted a large part of his life to the Acropolis.
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In addition to the Koletti mansion, the real estate currently held by the Ministry of Culture in Plaka will be restored. Adjacent to the mansion, the Dioskouron Street property will house the Odysseys Elytis archives, Ms. Mendoni said.
Restoration work on the Acropolis monuments will continue, at a cost of 10 million euros, and the implementing body of the Acropolis Monuments Preservation Service has joined the Recovery and Recovery Fund. resilience.
The Greek Secretary General of Culture, George Didaskalos, spoke of the importance of the restoration work carried out in accordance with the principles of the Venice Charter and international conventions and the upgrading of infrastructure. He said progress had been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic and gave an analysis of the work.