Investigations on the polychromy of Parthenon sculptures © Katarzyna Węgłowska

The true colors of the Parthenon sculptures: evidence for traces of original polychromy and its interpretation

Thursday, 13 June, 2019

The Acropolis Museum will host a lecture of the Italian professor Giovanni Verri on the polychromy of the Parthenon sculptures, which has long been the subject of scholarly research and this debate has continued now for almost two centuries.

Giovanni Verri is a Reader at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Ferrara in Italy, and an MA in Conservation of Wall Paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Throughout his career, he has endeavored to develop scientific techniques for the analysis of color, in particular on Greek and Roman antiquities.

The lecture will take place in the ground floor Auditorium and entrance will be free. Language: English
Start time: 19:00