CONF: Restoring the Acropolis of Athens

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Restoring the Acropolis of Athens – a study day at the British Museum

Friday 8 October 2010, 09.30–17.00

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

£40, Members and concessions £25, includes tea/coffee and buffet lunch

Since its formation in 1975, the Acropolis Restoration Service has studied, conserved, dismantled and restored the world famous monuments of the ancient Acropolis of Athens. The various stages of this colossal task have been meticulously presented and recorded in a series of conferences in Athens and their accompanying publications. Now that the current phase of restoration is in sight of completion, Professor Charalambos Bouras, President of the Service, and prominent members of his team have kindly agreed to share with a British Museum audience their unique experience and knowledge of the
Acropolis buildings.

PROGRAMME

09.30–10.00 Registration in the Clore Education Centre Foyer

10.00–10.10 Welcome by Dr Andrew Burnett, Deputy Director of the British Museum

10.10–10.20 Opening address by Dr Lina Mendoni, Secretary General, Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism

10.20–11.05 Professor Charalambos Bouras, President of the ESMA: 35 years’ restoration works on the Acropolis

11.05–11.20 Coffee

11.20–12.00 Mrs Maria Ioannidou, Director of the Acropolis Restoration Service: Research and technology in the Acropolis restoration project

12.00–12.30 Mrs Evi Papaconstantinou, Chief Conservator of the Acropolis Restoration Service: The surface conservation of the Acropolis monuments

12.20–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.00 Mrs Dionysia Michalopoulou, Civil Engineer in charge of the restoration of the temple of Athena Nike: The Athena Nike restoration project

14.00–14.30 Dr Tasos Tanoulas, Architect in charge of the restoration of the Propylaia: The Propylaia restoration project

14.30–15.00 Mr Nikos Toganides, Architect in charge of the restoration of the Parthenon: The Parthenon restoration project

15.00–15.30 Mrs Lena Lambrinou, Architect, Parthenon Restoration Project: Interventions past and present on the north side of the Parthenon

15.30–15.45 Tea

15.45–16.15 Professor Fani Mallouchou-Tufano, Member of the ESMA: The restoration of the Erechtheion

Programme subject to change.

Tickets are available online, from the Ticket Desk in the Great Court, or via phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181. For further information and online bookings, see http://blmcmsweb/BritishMuseum/whats_on/events_calendar/october_2010/restoring_the_acropolis.aspx

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