New Acropolis Museum: Preparation

Category: New Acropolis Museum
Date 08.27.09 Author: TimWoodroof

Because the museum is so new, information about it is hard to come by. There are a few websites you can visit to become more familiar with the layout and design of the new museum:

www.theacropolismuseum.gr/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Acropolis_Museum

http://kopiaste.org/2009/07/the-new-acropolis-museum/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_oR7EmFnsQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z63hmjns11I

Fortunately, because these artifacts are ancient and have been on display in the old museum, almost any guidEast Pediment, north end detaile to Greece or Athens will have a little information on the statues and temples found on the Acropolis. Sadly, that’s all you’ll get most of the time—a “little.” One of my favorite guides to Athens (The Blue Guide) devotes less than one page to the entire collection. So here are a few “educational” links to help you familiarize yourself with the Acropolis Collection:

http://www.athensinfoguide.com/wtsmuseums/acropolismuseum.htm

http://greeceinfo.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/new-acropolis-museum-tour-of-the-permanent-collections/


For those who want a deeper historical understanding for the artifacts they’ll be seeing, let me recommend:

Donald Kagan. Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy. The Free Press, 1991.

http://www.amazon.com/Pericles-Athens-Birth-Democracy-Donald/dp/0684863952/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249401472&sr=8-1


Jeffrey Hurwit. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

http://www.amazon.com/Acropolis-Age-Pericles-Jeffrey-Hurwit/dp/0521527406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249401506&sr=1-1

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