The Acropolis Museum

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Acropolis Museum

The sculptures of the Parthenon, as well as of other buildings of the Athenian Acropolis, have been divided for two hundred years – more than half of the Parthenon sculptures are displayed in London. But the monument can only be complete when all of its parts are back together again. In 2009 the new Acropolis Museum opened to the public, offering the optimal museum space for the exhibition of all the Acropolis sculptures in direct view of the actual monument. The museum is celebrated as a state-of-the-art space to host, preserve, and present the sculptures of the Acropolis, standing, at the same time, as a tangible argument for the reunification of the Acropolis sculptures in Athens.

The Acropolis Museum is a purpose-built museum just a 5-minute walk from the actual archaeological site of the Acropolis. On the basis of its design, it offers the best physical, museological, and conceptual conditions for the display of all the Acropolis sculptures in their original archaeological and historical context. Reuniting the Acropolis sculptures in Athens is not about ownership or prestige. It is about reuniting the constituent artistic components of a masterpiece, piecing back together a story to allow the physical dimension and thematic content of the Acropolis to be discovered, read and studied.

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