Knossos archaeological sites to be integrated as open museum
|Knossos Palace, South Propylon [Credit: TANN]|
Hellenic Minister of Culture and Tourism replied positively to the Cretans’ request. Mayor of Heraklion Yannis Kourakis, along with members of the city council and the President and Managing Director of the Company “Unification of Archaeological Sites and Urban Renewal S.A.” Dora Galanis, visited Knossos to examine the possibility of an open museum.
|Area Map of Knossos [Credit: Pendlebury, 1936]|
An open museum is not a park or a building housing the exhibition. The entire city becomes part of the museum, which is why Greek officials also discussed reforming the local buildings as well.
Author: Marianna Tsatsou | Source: Greek Reporter [April 27, 2012]