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Photographic action “The Acropolis: Focusing on the restoration”

Acropolis: Focusing on the restoration

A few months ago, the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments (ESMA) invited photographers from all around the world to send in their images that portray, directly or indirectly, the interventions in the monuments.

Since its establishment in 1975, the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments (ESMA), has been unceasingly working for the restoration of monuments considered internationally as being part of the World Cultural Heritage.

Within these 45 years the restoration of the Erechtheion, the Propylaia and the temple of Athena Nike have been completed; at the same time large projects have been carried out on the Parthenon. These days the interventions focus on the pediment of the west side of the Parthenon, the walls of the Parthenon cella, and also on the Acropolis circuit walls.

The result of the photographic action is an impressive, colourful and timeless “mosaic”.

In the digital exhibition, the personal narrations intermingle with the history of the restoration and the personal experience blends into collective memory.

YSMA sincerely thanks everyone who participated in the photographic action and invites everyone to enjoy the photographs of the exhibition.

*Image by Nick Bourdaniotis/Bourdo Photography (Copyright)

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