The building of the old Acropolis Museum, being restored with funds of 3.5 million euros through the 2014-2020 Attica Regional Development Plan (PEP Attica), was visited by Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni and Regional Governor of Attica George Patoulis. During their visit, they were given updates by representatives of the contractor on the project which is going ahead and concerns the reopening of the space with new uses.
The Minister and Regional Governor were accompanied by Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture G. Didaskalos, Head of the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities E. Kountouris and Head of the Directorate of Studies and Execution of Projects of Museums and Cultural Buildings K. Frisiras.
The project was included in the PEP Attica plan by the 3632/11-05-2018 Inclusion Decision, with a total cost of €3,560,079.78. The main building of the old Acropolis Museum is expected to be handed over in two years from now, repaired, upgraded and fully equipped. According to the planning, it will host exhibitions as well as housing a conservation workshop open to public viewing. The second building of the old Museum complex is being restored to operate as a museum storeroom.