There was a meeting to discuss the repair of the Archaeological Museum in Kythera – between members of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism; representatives of Classical & Prehistoric and Byzantine Ephorates, Kythera’s Mayor, Mr Koukoulis, Helen Tzortzopoulos, Harry Tzortzopoulos (EU program expert) and Andreas Mariatos (architect), representing the Friends of Kytherian Museums organisation.
It was agreed that the Ministry would hand over architectural feasibility reports immediately, so that the final part of the feasibility study to repair the current museum building – the electrical engineering report could be completed. This could not be done without the architectural reports completed by the Ministry.
It was also agreed that Ministry representatives would contact the department responsible for town planning and rectify the incorrect zoning of the current museum building on the town plan.
The building is mistakenly zoned as a “P-Stathmos”, meaning that this technicality could block an EU, ESPA grant application from being submitted.
All attendees agreed to work together in completing the feasibility report for the repair of the building as soon as possible.
Harry Tzortzopoulos and Andreas Mariatos had completed their own detailed study regarding the repair of the building.
Detailed costings totalled 325,000 Euros as the “upper” limit to repair the building.
In other words, this is a maximum foreseeable cost to repair the 16m x 9m museum building.
We’ll report again at the beginning of Oct, checking if all undertakings were completed in September.