Acropolis Restoration Project to be unveiled at architecture exhibition and lecture

Author: Karen Voss

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The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture will host a lecture and exhibition highlighting the Acropolis Restoration Project on Monday (March 1) at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium and gallery in Bond Hall. The events are free and open to the public.

Lena Lambrinou, an architect and archeologist with the Acropolis Restoration Service, will open the event with her lecture, “Preserving the Parthenon: Principles and Implementation.” Lambrinou will discuss the ongoing restoration efforts at the Parthenon, with emphasis on techniques for strengthening damaged parts of the building, reinstituting retrieved fragments, and incorporating new architectural elements where necessary. Lambrinou will also discuss her most recent work on the Parthenon’s north colonnade and plans for interventions on the west wall of the cella.

The concurrent exhibition “Photographs of the Athenian Acropolis: The Restoration Project” is a collection by chief Restoration Project photographer Socratis Mavrommatis that documents the interventions and transformations of the Acropolis monuments since 1975. The exhibit was inaugurated in 2002 at Athens’ renowned Benaki Museum, and has since traveled to Thessaloniki, Brussels, Paris, Rome and London. The North American tour was organized by the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University. The exhibition will be on display from March 1 through March 29 in the Bond Hall Gallery.

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Contact: Karen Voss, School of Architecture, 574-631-2872,