New Director of Acropolis Museum, Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis, becomes a LEGO figure


Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis, the new Director General of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, has been immortalised in LEGO by Australian “Lego Classicist,” Pop-Artist and Historical Archivist, Liam D. Jensen.

Professor Stampolidis was elected through a seven-member committee constructed by the Chairman of the Museum and the Committee, Professor Dimitris Pantermalis, who is also a member of the Lego Classicist Family (LC Family).

Before this taking up this position, Professor Stampolidis has been the Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art since 1996, served as President at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete and is an alumni of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Bonn.y

Australian “Lego Classicist,” Pop-Artist and Historical Archivist, Liam D. Jensen.

Professor Stampolidis was personally requested to be inducted into the LC Family by Constantinos Vasiliadis, who is Senior Conservator of Antiquities at the Acropolis Museum and the Lego Classicists Ambassador to the Ancient Greek World.

His Lego portrait has a smiling face as opposed to the more “serious” face the Professor is known for, to represent the pure academic joy on his face when he is teaching his students.

Constantinos Vasiliadis with his Lego self at the Acropolis Museum. Photo supplied.

“It is so exciting to see such a fitting person being elected to be the Acropolis Museum’s first Director and I personally am very excited to see what amazing realities will be achieved there over the coming years,” Mr Jensen said.

“So, to Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis, welcome to the LC Family!”

The LC Family also includes specially custom-designed LEGO figures of Theodoros Kolokotronis (General of the Greek War of Independence), Alexandros Mavrokordatos (one of the first political leaders of independent Greece) and Lord Byron (a Philhellene), to mark the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution this year.

READ MORE: Greek Revolution heroes turned into LEGO figures to celebrate Greek National Day.




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