Dimitrios Pandermalis

Architecture for the Ages: The New Acropolis Museum of Athens with Dimitrios Pandermalis

Copresented with the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture Initiative

The Acropolis Museum of Athens is a dazzling combination of modernist architecture and archaeological treasures, designed with the intent to reclaim the so-called Elgin Marbles, taken from Greece by a British lord in the 1800s. Museum President Dimitrios Pandermalis discusses the museum’s transformation as well as hotly debated issues of artifact repatriation. He is a professor emeritus of classical archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a former Greek parliamentarian.

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