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17 Jul 2019

Ms. Lina Mendoni is the new Minister of Culture

With extensive experience under her belt, Mendoni, an archaeologist, has presided over the Central Archaeological Committee (ΚΑΣ), worked on dozens of excavations including the Amphipolis site, served as culture ministry secretary general, and supervised Olympic works, among others, in her long-standing career in culture.

Article on "gtp Headlines"

15 Jul 2019

What Happens When an Artwork Is Damaged beyond Repair

An article by Elene Goukassian  in Artsynet.

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15 Jul 2019

Protecting Sites from Space

Thanks to a 1-million-dollar TED prize, ordinary people can now use high-level satellite imagery to identify potential sites for exploration, without giving the coordinates over to looters. It is all done online, suitable for children through to adults.

ABC news

27 Jun 2019

Berlin Museums appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in legal battle over Nazi-looted $276 million treasure.

A legal battle that began in 2008 regarding the provenance of Germany’s famed Guelph Treasure may soon wind up in the United States Supreme Court after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected an appeal last week.

Article in Artsynet

27 Jun 2019

What now for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures?

On June 20, Greece and the world museum community celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inauguration of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Amidst all the euphoria, we should not forget the main reason why the museum was built – namely, to counter the British argument that the Greeks did not have a suitable museum for the Parthenon Sculptures even if they were ever returned to Athens.

Article in the Kathimerini

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-Aeschylus Eumenides, 172

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