Restoration and Conservation

Bringing figures, ideas, back to life
Restoring a monument’s physical and conceptual dimensions

Video: Conserving the Caryatids. Source: Acropolis Museum. This video presents the cleaning of the Caryatids at the Acropolis Museum using laser technology. In 2012, the Acropolis Museum was awarded by the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) in Vienna the Keck Award for the conservation of the Caryatids. For more information, visit the Acropolis Museum press release pages (18 September 2012: ‘The Acropolis Museum receives the 2012 Keck Award’).

Since 1975, an ongoing, internationally acclaimed restoration and conservation programme has been taking place on the Acropolis. Comprising a number of projects that aim to stabilise, conserve and prolong the life of the buildings of the Athenian Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the programme is supported by the Greek state and the European Union. Take a moment to visit the official website of the Acropolis Restoration Service and read about the Acropolis Restoration Project.

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The Parthenon is a dynamic composition in space