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Mystery 17 Melina


Credits

General Supervision: Manuella Pavlidou
Curation – Museological & Museographic Study: Nikolaos Kaltsas (GR)
Texts & Captions: Fotis Apergis
Select Exhivits Drawn From:
Τhe private collection of George Pilihos

Information

Opening hours: Monday – Tuesday Closed, Wednesday – Friday: 17.00 – 21.00, Weekend: 12.00 – 20.00

It features original posters for famous films starring Melina Mercouri, photographs documenting her appearances at award ceremonies, her struggle against the Greek dictatorship, and her moments with loved ones, as well as film scenes, original costumes used in theatre productions still considered landmark works many decades later, her correspondence with prominent figures, and even her dressing room, complete with her personal effects.

The exhibition showcases the life’s work of the longest-serving Greek Minister of Culture to date: the institutional support she secured for the Greek Film Centre, for the establishment of Municipal and Regional Theatres, and for educational programmes promoting culture in schools; the founding of the European Capital of Culture initiative, which is still going strong today; and her announcement of plans for an archaeological park that revived the dream of connecting Athens’ archaeological sites. And, above all else, her campaign for the repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures; back in 1989, Melina Mercouri launched a new international competition for the design of the Acropolis Museum that is now a reality – a space ready to welcome the return of the Sculptures.

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People - Society
The first axis spans the evolution of society from Antiquity to the present in order to connect the strange with the familiar, to discover hidden aspects, memories and elements of cultural diversity. The thematic axis People | Society focuses on inclusion, the way that European society is shaped and, the ways in which we interact with each other, through the three themes/notions “Europe of Citizens”, “Europe, Daughter of Phoenix” and “Human Mysteries”.
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Mystery 137 Transition Towards Professional Solidarity

A series of discussions, workshops and events will be organised from 6 to 10 March by 2023 Eleusis, in collaboration with the Culture for Change network, regarding the future and the development of collective initiatives by professionals in the cultural sector.


Mystery 176 Cinema Days

2023 Eleusis organizes screenings of documentary works related to its artistic program, the city, as well as contemporary reflections on key and timeless issues. Always with a hidden ambition to transform Eleusis into a landmark of a unique cinematic experience.


Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology

2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture organises for the first time on 29 and 30 March, at the Elefsina Old Oil Mill Factory, the conference “Narrative Archaeology | Performance in archaeological sites and excavation of human experience.” This two-day meeting takes place in the framework of the composite art activity Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology, with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue between Arts and Archaeology.

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