Royal Ontario Museum Director to present lecture at Acropolis museum


The Acropolis Museum has announced the presentation of a lecture by Mr. Josh Basseches, Director & CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), titled “ROM Immortal: Transforming Museum Experiences for the 21st Century” in the Museum auditorium on Wednesday 29 June.

The lecture will be held in English with simultaneous translation in Greek.

Entrance to the lecture is free and open to all.

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America. Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum is home to a world-class collection of 13 million art objects and natural history specimens. As Canada’s preeminent field research institute and international leader in new and original findings, ROM play

On the day of its birthday, 20 June 2022, the Acropolis Museum commenced a new exhibition program "Των Αθήνηθεν άθλων Panathenaic amphorae from Toronto, Canada back to their birthplace" with two exquisite vessels from the Royal Ontario Museum. This was part of a cultural exchange taking place simultaneously with the presentation “From Athens to Toronto: A Greek Masterpiece Revealed” at the Royal Ontario Museum where the Acropolis Kore 670 has been on display since March 2022.

The presentation of the two Panathenaic amphorae from Toronto, took place recently in a ceremony in the emblematic Parthenon Gallery, presence of the Minister of Culture and Sports, Mrs. Lina Mendoni, the Secretary General of Culture, Mr. George Didaskalou, the Ambassador of Canada, Mr. Marc Allen, the Acropolis Museum President of the Board of Directors, Prof. Dimitris Pandermalis, the General Director of the Acropolis Museum, Prof. Nikos Stampolidis and the Curator of Greek, Etruscan, Roman & Byzantine Collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, Mr. Paul Denis.