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The masters of tradition

This exhibition at the Acropolis Museum highlights the contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments.

The masters of tradition

This exhibition at the Acropolis Museum highlights the contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments.

The large scale black-and-white photographs seen at the hall of the periodic exhibitions on the ground floor of the Acropolis Museum draw a mental picture of the Sacred Rock. Marble craftsmen and workers appear to be “balancing” on massive scaffolding in order to manoeuvre and conserve the ancient marbles. The photography exhibition “Chisel and Memory. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments”, which takes place as part of the celebrations commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Acropolis Museum, underlines the importance of the human factor in the specialised restoration work of the Acropolis. (Until 31/10, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Metro: Acropolis, +30 2109000900, Acropolis Museum)

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