Acropolis Museum celebrates 10th birthday with inauguration of walk-through excavation

The Acropolis Museum will celebrate its 10th anniversary with several events including a photography show, a lecture on ancient colours, a concert by Stavros Xarchakos and the opening of a walk-through excavation of an ancient Athenian neighbourhood. A [...]

Ministry of Culture registered itself as ex lege rightful owner of the Acropolis

The Ministry of Culture said on Tuesday it had registered itself as ex lege rightful owner of the Acropolis, putting to rest “the false issue” of whether property rights to ancient monuments have been turned over to foreign entities [...]

Ten Oscar nominations for Lanthimos’ period piece ‘The Favourite’

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ prophetically-name period comedy-drama “The Favourite” has once again lived up to its name, with no less than 10 nominations in this year’s Oscar race, including those for best picture, [...]

Photography exhibition on Philippi site to be held in New York

As the year 2019 begins, one of Greece’s most important historic and archaeological monuments, the archaeological site at Philippi, is preparing to “travel” to New York through an impressive photography exhibition entitled [...]

National Opera to receive 20-million-euro grant from SNF for programme abroad

Greece’s National Opera on Thursday announced that it will be the recipient of another major grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), amounting to 20 million euros, which will be used to help fund its programme beyond the country’s [...]

Lanthimos film wins Silver Lion at 75th Venice Film Festival

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has notched another international success with his film “The Favourite” at the 75th Vienna Film Festival, which came away with the Silver Lion Grand Jury prize and the Coppa Volpi Best Actress Award for one [...]

Athens’ Benaki Museum targeted in new incident of oil-spray vandalism

Yet another ‘oil spray’ attack on an Athens museum was reported on Monday, with signs of vandalism using a transparent, greasy substance found at the Benaki Museum following the first incident at the Byzantine and Christian Museum [...]

Acropolis Museum celebrates ninth ‘birthday’

The Acropolis Museum has received more than 1.66 million visitors over the past year, with a sharp rise in the number of foreigners visiting its collections, the museum’s curator Prof. Dimitris Pandermalis said in statements on Wednesday, [...]

Record number of films apply for Drama short film festival

A record number of 227 films applied to take part in Drama’s 41st Greek Short Film Festival set to take place in September, organisers said on Friday. “This increase in numbers reflects the existing and obviously urgent need of Greek [...]

Greek-Italian artistic directors platform at Acropolis Museum

The first Greek-Italian platform for the artistic directors of festivals and theatrical productions will be held in Athens on May 24-27, in the Acropolis Museum auditorium. It is the first time that, in the framework of a three-year collaboration [...]