Melina Mercouri exhibition goes on display in Elefsina

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Melina Mercouri, Greece’s longest serving Culture Minister, has been honoured with an exhibition in Elefsina, the European Capital of Culture for 2023.

Melina, was well known around the world as an embodiment of the Hellenic spirit through her presence as a stage and movie actress, a Greek patriot, activist and politician.

The exhibition will feature original posters of films Melina starred in, alongside photographs of her appearances at award ceremonies, and her struggle against the Greek dictatorship.

Melina Mercouri Exhibition Elefsina
The Melina Mercouri exhibition.

Visitors will get to see the original costumes used in theatre productions, her correspondence with famous figures and her personal dressing room.

Melina’s 1989 Parthenon Sculptures campaign, where she launched an international competition for the design of the Acropolis Museum that was built, will also be featured.

Source: Tornos News.

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