New European museums and permanent displays


Athens
The new Acropolis Museum
After five years of construction, the much anticipated new Acropolis Museum, designed by Bernard Tschumi in collaboration with the local Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, is also scheduled to open on June 20. Although the museum will not have the Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles, as the Greeks had hoped, it will hold four thousand antiquities in a gleaming modern facility almost ten times the size of the old museum and located only about three hundred yards from the Acropolis.

Acropolis Museum, Athens · opens June 20 · www.newacropolismuseum.gr

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[Compiled by Bill Stern, Executive Director at the Museum of California Design, Los Angeles. Originally published in "Curator's Eye" in Modern Magazi

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