Athens, Greece

Athens: Coexistence of Memory
and Modernity

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens.

Athens, Greece

Not being offered in 2018. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more information or would like to bring a group:

This 12 day visit of Athens will be a thoughtful exploration of the history of preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

The program aims to introduce the participants to the following subjects:

  • History and evolution of the city
  • Art and culture of the city over time
  • Conservation of the major archaeological monuments
  • The modern city and the archaeological areas
  • Modern urban development and architecture

The periods explored will be:

  • Archaic (before 5th Century BC)
  • Classical (5th Century BC)
  • Hellenist/Roman (4th Century BC to 5th Century AD)
  • Byzantine (5th to 12th Centuries)
  • Latin (1204-1458)
  • Ottoman (1458-1833)
  • Athens capital of Greece (19th Century)
  • Athens Metropolis (20th Century)

Course Structure

Daily lecture in the morning (8:30 am – noon – incl. 20 min. break) followed by visits to museums and archaeological sites (2:00 – 6:00 pm).

Athens Program Summer 2017 – Schedule


IIRPS Athens
International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies

203 Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
tel. 718 768 3508