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September 7, 2023

European Museum Conference 2023 in Athens, Greece Conference

“Europe of Museums: New Definition, New Perspectives – Identity, Credibility, Sustainability”

Mark your calendars for the European Museum Conference, a dynamic event exploring the evolving role of museums in Europe. Organized by the ICOM Hellenic National Committee in partnership with esteemed institutions, this conference promises insightful discussions, engaging speakers, and exciting museum visits.

Key Details:

Dates: December 12-13, 2023
Location: Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
Organizer: ICOM Hellenic National Committee
Partners: ICOM Europe, ICOM France, ICOM Cyprus
Associated Partners: ICOM Belgium, ICOM Georgia, ICOM Germany, ICOM Italy, ICOM Moldova, ICOM Romania, ICOM CECA

Preliminary Program:

Monday, December 11 (ICOM-GR Headquarters):
17:00 – ICOM Europe Board Meeting
19:00 – Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, December 12 (The Acropolis Museum):
09:00 – Registration
09:45 – Opening Welcome Addresses
10:30 – Opening Speech by Nikos Stampolidis, Director General of the Acropolis Museum
11:00 – Coffee Break
11:30 – Session on Identity with Keynote Speech and Roundtable Discussion
14:00 – Light Lunch
15:30 – Guided Tour to the Acropolis Museum
19:00 – Dinner

Wednesday, December 13 (The Acropolis Museum):
9:30 – Session on Credibility with Keynote Speech and Roundtable Discussion
12:00 – Light Lunch
13:30 – Session on Sustainability with Keynote Speech and Roundtable Discussion
16:00 – Closing Session
17:30 – Guided Tour to the National Gallery
18:30 – Dinner

Thursday, December 14 (Museum Visits):
10:00 – Explore the National Archaeological Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, and Benaki Museum
14:00 – Lunch at the Benaki Museum
Departure of Participants

This project is supported by ICOM SAREC.

Stay tuned for more details and registration information as the conference approaches. We look forward to welcoming you to this gathering of museum professionals and enthusiasts.