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International Conference on the Repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures

Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands organizes The International Conference: “ACROPOLIS – A Unique World Heritage Monument - The Return of the Marbles”. The conference is under the aegis of Melina Mercouri Foundation, the World Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations UNESCO (WFUCA), the European Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations of UNESCO (EFUCA) and the Greek Section of ICOMOS. It occurs on Monday, October 6, 2014 in “ATHINAIS” Cultural Center at Kerameikos. Mr Pandelis Kapsis, reporter and ex-Minister will coordinate. The aim of the conference is to strengthen the awareness of the local community about the cultural importance of the return of the Parthenon's sculptures.

The Conference will be introduced by the Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) and President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands Mr Ioannis Maronitis.

There will be presented in world premiere the "Ode on the Return of the Parthenon Marbles" by musician composer Mr. Zorze Katris with the accompaniment of the Choir of the Municipality of Athens. It is a Symphonic Anthem based on the relation of mathematics of Pythagoras and the ancient alphabet. Narration by Mr Kolasis Vyron.

The conference constituted with Art Exhibition. Graduate students and artists of the Fine Arts Department of the University of Western Macedonia, artists - members of the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands and also students from elementary and secondary education will participate. Curator of the exhibition, Mr Stathis Androutsakis.

Prominent personalities in the field of culture, diplomacy and academia from Greece and abroad, members of the European parliament and Greek, researchers, and journalists from the British and Greek press will also attend.

More than 15 embassies are going to support the Conference with their presence. Among others, there are going to attend Ambassadors and Representatives of the following countries : Finland , Ukraine , Turkey , Slovakia , India , Venezuela , Chile , Romania , Hungary , Pakistan , Peru , Philippines , Libya etc


“ACROPOLIS – A Unique World Heritage Monument - The Return of the Marbles”
Monday October 6, 2014
Opening: 5:30 PM (registration 4:45 - 05:15pm)

Cultural Center "ATHINAIS"
Kastorias 34-36, Botanikos, Athens, 104-47
Metro Station Kerameikos


Certificates of attendance will be provided

Organized by:
Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands -
PR & Communication: Mrs Founti Antonia & Mrs Chrisouli Angeliki
Cultural Manager: Mrs Economidou Cleopatra
Tel: 2104967757 - 2104979797 Fax: 2104944564
Addr: Petrou Ralli 210 & Theseus 1, Nikea,18454

Source: The Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Islands [October 02, 2014]

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