Photographs of the Athenian Acropolis - The Restoration Project
The Restoration Project is a remarkable collection of photographs portraying the interventions and transformations of Acropolis monuments since 1975 taken by Socratis Mavrommatis, chief photographer of the Acropolis Restoration Service. As an exhibition that opened in Athens at the renowned Benaki Museum in October 2002, it has since traveled to Thessaloniki, Brussels, Paris, Rome and London. An international tour continues to Berlin, Beijing, and Sydney.
Fairfield University's Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery was most fortunate to have been the first North American venue for these photographs from September 15-December 5, 2004. The Acropolis Restoration Service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Fairfield University are proud to be able to offer a traveling exhibition of these photographs to academic institutions within the United States.
Supplementary educational materials accompany the exhibition, including two documentary films produced by S. Mavrommatis: The People behind the Monuments (48 mins.) and The Parthenon West Frieze - the Cleaning and Restoration (9 mins.), and an interactive CD-ROM on the Parthenon Frieze. There is also a fully-illustrated catalogue which borrowing institutions may offer for sale.