The Hellenic Heritage Foundation will be sponsoring a special exchange between the Acropolis Museum and the ROM from March 12th to September 25th, 2022.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and Canada, the Acropolis Museum, with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Hellenic Republic, will be lending Kore No. 670 to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
As the Lead Patron Sponsor of this initiative, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation is working closely with the ROM, the Acropolis Museum and the Consulate General of Greece in Toronto to also provide for educational programming around the visit which will include a podcast on the Kore and other initiatives designed to highlight her significance and importance.
“This remarkable figure of a maiden, or kore, is one of the most intricate and highly decorated statues from ancient Greece. This kore, named Kore 670, created between 520-510 BCE, is considered one of the most important sculptures from the Acropolis in Athens because of its fine detail and preserved colour. In many places the sculpture bears remnants of original paint, inviting us to re-examine our understanding of white marble sculptures and the appeal of colour in the Archaic Age.
This exquisite kore, which rarely leaves its home at the Acropolis Museum, will be on display on the main floor at ROM.”
- The Royal Ontario Museum