A Year Of Cultural Events Dedicated To Melina Mercouri
- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 30 January 2020
The Greek Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni has declared 2020 as the 'Year of Melina Mercouri' in memory of the famed Greek actress that served as the country's first-ever female Minister of Culture, promoted 'cultural diplomacy,' and instigated the efforts for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.
Among others, some of the events that will mark the 100th anniversary since the birth of Melina Mercouri are a theater awards ceremony, full moon screenings of her films, and an exhibition showcasing the Parthenon Marbles in Paris.
'Melina was known for her spontaneity, faith, and vision,' said Mendoni, adding that 'the year dedicated to Melina begins on January 29, with an international workshop on the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles at the Acropolis Museum commemorating Melina's efforts for the realization of a vision that we all believe will gain the momentum and become a reality.'
The 'Year of Melina Mercouri' is co-organized by the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Melina Mercouri Foundation.
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