International Meeting on the Restoration of the Erechtheion

Title

International Meeting on the Restoration of the Erechtheion

Description

Air pollution is threatening the survival of the great buildings of ancient Greece. Modern museum professionals and scientists are taking steps to understand and stop the deterioration process.

According to the official website on the restoration of the Athenian Acropolis, the International Meeting on the Restoration of the Erechtheion in August 1977 was the first meeting held where a proposal to restore and preserve the Athenian Acropolis, specifically the Erechtheion, was presented to the Greek government. The proposal noted the increasing rate of deterioration of the monuments on the Acropolis due to numerous factors as mentioned in the report; vandalism, war damage, explosions, tourist traffic, and air pollutants.

This image is the cover of the conference's report, which highlights the tasks that were to be done to restore and preserve the Erechtheion, including experiments already conducted and to be conducted as a means of proposing specific protective measures.

Creator

Ministry of Culture & Sciences and UNESCO

Source

International Meeting on the Restoration of the Erechtheion

Date

08-10 12 1977

Contributor

Rachel Thomason

Format

Print

Type

Text

Coverage

1900-1999

Files

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Citation

Ministry of Culture & Sciences and UNESCO, “International Meeting on the Restoration of the Erechtheion,” Disaster History Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/69.

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