Reflections of values 

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The Acropolis as a case study 

This section places the management of the Acropolis as a cultural resource in the context of a number of frames of reference. Shifting the focus away from the monument as an example of engineering and aesthetics, as an asset, how has it been managed What values does it reflect?

Restoration and Conservation

Restoring a monument’s physical and conceptual dimensions

Since 1975, an internationally acclaimed restoration and conservation programme has been taking place on the Acropolis. It comprises a number of projects that aim to stabilise, conserve and prolong the life of the buildings of the Athenian Acropolis, including the Parthenon.

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Conservation of the Caryatids. Cleaning of the Caryatids at the Acropolis Museum using laser technology. Source: Acropolis Museum. 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. More information is available on the Acropolis Museum press release page (18 September 2012: ‘The Acropolis Museum receives the 2012 Keck Award’).

The Diario de Avisos Foundation has chosen to award the TERRA Award to the Acropolis Restoration Service for the conservation and restoration works carried out on the Acropolis monuments.

The Terra Award

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