One Million Raised for Winged Victory Restoration

According to an announcement by the Louvre Museum, it has managed to collect one million euros from private donations to restore one of its most famous exhibits, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, according to the news agency AFP.Approximately 6,700 individuals participated in the “Everybody Can Be Maecenas” campaign which began four months ago, according to the French museum.

To fund the ambitious restoration project, the Louvre had set itself the goal to collect one million euros from September 3 to December 31 2013, through private contributions, with a total estimated budget for the project of four million euros. The remaining three million will be generated through sponsorship.The contributions varied from 1 to 8,500 euros. The average was 134 euros and the most frequent amount given was 50 euros. The museum also said that people from other countries, especially Japan contributed to the fund.The famous Greek statue of the Winged Victory, which is now under restoration in a neighboring room will regain its place at the top of the main staircase, or Daru Staircase in early summer 2014. According to the museum the staircase renovation will not be complete before March 2015.

The Museums of France Center for Research and Restoration have managed to detect subtle traces of blue paint, invisible to the naked eye. ”These traces allow us to say that the statue was colorful, at least in part,” said a museum official. Work on the statue also revealed a curled lock of hair behind the neck, which was hidden beneath a modern 20th century piece of plaster.

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Demetrios Georgalas (A Surviving Globalization Consultant) was born in 1961 in Bern and grew up in Athens. In1985, graduated from Surrey University with a Tourism Management BSc (Hons). In 1998, graduated from LMTB under Freie Universitat Berlin, with a Diploma Lasers in Medicine. His professional career was started in the private sector and at the same time he created his first consulting company D+G Consultants Inc. Worked for major multinationals in Greece and abroad (FMCGs / Pharmaceuticals / Tourism). Demetrios Georgalas, having established also Travelling 2 Greece a destination management company, while with the D+G Consultants working in the areas of BTL and special marketing projects. He is activated except from Greece in the Balkans and in Turkey, consulting his clientele with new innovative proposals. Apart from his enterprising activities, he dabbles at blogging, travelling and cooking while he is married and has two children. In conclusion Demetrios Georgalas is an Athenian, Greek, Agnostic, Traveller, & Liberal he likes sci-fi, photography, blogging, travelling and cooking and if you like fascism or any kind of dogma, keep out! Δημήτρης Κ. Γεωργαλάς Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1961, σπούδασε Τουριστική Διαχείριση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στην Βιοτεχνολογία. Έχει εργαστεί σε μεγάλα τουριστικά γραφεία του εσωτερικού, και σε πολυεθνικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, στο χώρο των φαρμάκων, των ιατρικών μηχανημάτων και των FMCG’s. Από το 2001 είναι ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, με δραστηριότητα στην διαχείριση προορισμού, τον θεματικό τουρισμό και τις ειδικές ενέργειες marketing. Είναι παντρεμένος και πατέρας δυο παιδιών, διδάσκει ειδικά θέματα εξωτερικού εμπορίου και κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, σε επιχειρήσεις και οργανισμούς. Ασχολείται ενεργά με το διαδίκτυο από το 1993 με άμεση εμπλοκή στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα και στο «ιστολογείν». Φανατικός ταξιδευτής, ερασιτέχνης φωτογράφος, μαχόμενος αγνωστικός και φιλελεύθερος. Όραμά του μια Ευρωπαϊκή Ελλάδα.
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