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Marbles >>

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| May 28 | 2024

By Rebecca Mead

The British Museum’s Blockbuster Scandals

While facing renewed accusations of cultural theft, the institution announced that it had been the victim of actual theft—from someone on the inside.

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| April 03 | 2024

By Athanasios Katsikidis

Intervju med Professor Paul Cartledge

Sculptures must be ‘reunited with their brothers and sisters’

“Any holders of Parthenon Sculptures outside Greece should return them forthwith to Athens, where they can be reunited with their brothers and sisters,” the distinguished historian of the University of Cambridge, Dr Paul Cartledge, stated in an interview with Kathimerini. Vice chairman of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures and a 50-year scholar of ancient Greek history, he congratulates the tireless struggle of the Greeks for the return of their stolen antiquities, while stressing the favorable climate in the UK for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.

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| APRIL | 2024

Dr Nicholas Cullinan OBE has been appointed as the new Director of the British Museum.

Nicholas has successfully run the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) since April 2015. During his time at the NPG, Nicholas led the most significant transformation in the Gallery’s history, with a complete re-presentation of the Collection and major redevelopment of the building, increasing public space by a fifth. Before that he worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Tate Modern in London as a curator, bringing an international perspective to his approach. Nicholas takes over from interim director Mark Jones and will take up his role in the summer.


| Mars 22 | 2024

Latest News from the Parthenon Project

Welcome to our newsletter, where we share the latest updates from the Parthenon Project’s ongoing campaign for a cultural partnership between the UK and Greece.

The Parthenon Project takes Paris!

This month, the founder of our campaign, John Lefas, took the stage at a roundtable discussion on the ‘Parthenon Marbles: New Perspectives on the Repatriation Debate’ at the University Paris-Panthéon-Assis in Paris. The event, organised by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the European Hellenic Foundation, provided a platform for John to unveil our proposal for a win-win solution for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

John articulated our vision for a Foundation that would serve as the cornerstone for the cultural partnership between Greece and the UK. As part of our proposal, the Parthenon Sculptures would be permanently returned to Athens, and rotating exhibitions of Greek artworks would be displayed in the British Museum’s Duveen Gallery, to be repurposed as the Hellenic Gallery.

The event included other experts in the field, including Ms. Catharine Tati, Research Associate Professor at the CNRS–CERSA, University Paris-Panthéon-Assas, and Mr. Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Transforming the Duveen Gallery into the Hellenic Gallery?

In January, the British Museum made waves with its plans to renovate a third of its galleries, including the Duveen Gallery. As we are well aware, the current state of the British Museum’s infrastructure poses challenges, with the Parthenon Sculptures housed in the aging Duveen Gallery even experiencing the occasional rain shower...

But amidst these clouds, there is a silver lining! The upcoming redesign of the Duveen Gallery presents an exciting chance for the Parthenon Project to present a formal proposal, outlining our vision for a refreshed Hellenic Gallery showcasing new blockbuster Greek artefacts. Speaking of reimagining the Duveen Gallery...

In an exclusive interview with Ta Nea, John Lefas discussed our campaign’s vision for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures in Athens. Highlighting the golden opportunity presented by the international competition launched by the British Museum, John painted a vivid picture: “the British Museum will move dynamically towards the future museum model by upgrading London’s cultural scene, while Greece will have a ‘Greek’ museum in the heart of London that will promote its culture, brand and tourism”.
This is what we call “a real win-win”!
John elaborated on the pillars of our proposal: a cultural partnership agreement between Greece and the UK, ensuring the permanent return of the Sculptures to Greece, and the display of never-before-seen artefacts from Greece in the British Museum. The vehicle behind this initiative? A “transnational foundation, managed equally by representatives of the two countries, which would provide funding for the implementation of cooperation, grant scholarships and develop educational and cultural activities.”

As John put it, “Patience, perseverance and delicate diplomatic handling are required. We want a good deal, not an imperfect deal.”

With an abundance of optimism fuelling our campaign, we eagerly anticipate the emergence of an ambitious agreement over the next two years – a deal that will leave a lasting legacy, benefiting Greece, Britain, and generations to come.

So, what next for our campaign?

Our focus as a campaign for the coming months is to continue building support for our cultural partnership and our Foundation – which would unlock exciting cultural and educational opportunities for future generations, in a collaborative approach which would see young people and museums supported in both the UK and Greece, inspiring the classicists of tomorrow.

As friends and allies, there should be nothing stopping both sides from adopting this deal – and it’s clear the UK public are well and truly supportive of our approach for a way forward, which acknowledges history, but doesn’t allow that history to constrain us from finding a solution that delivers for Greek and British people, young and old.


| Feb 05 | 2024

By Nico Efstathiou

In London, the return of the Parthenon Sculptures seems all but inevitable

LONDON – On a cold January morning, Room 18 of the British Museum was bustling with energy as the crowd was marveling at the astonishing collection of Greek sculptures adorning its walls. Amidst the deferential excitement, it was impossible not to discern a murmur among the audience. “Beautiful as they may be, I don’t think they will be here for too long,” a father told his two young kids as they passed the friezes depicting a procession of Athenians. “And honestly, for good reason.” ...

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| DEC 27 | 2023

By Helena Smith

Greece would offer major treasures to UK for Parthenon marbles, minister says

Culture minister Lina Mendoni pledges to ‘fill the void’ at British Museum should ancient sculptures be returned to Athens

Greece is prepared to part with some of its greatest treasures to “fill the void” at the British Museum if the Parthenon marbles were reunited in Athens, the country’s culture minister has said.

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| DEC 22 | 2023

By Giannis Andritsopoulos

Mystik kring samtal om ett återlämnande av Parthenonfriserna till Grekland; BM:s George Osborne och den grekiska utrikesministern i förhandlingar tidigare i veckan.

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| DEC 02 | 2023

By Giannis Andritsopoulos

Osborne continues talks with Greek officials despite Sunak snubbing Greece’s PM

British Museum chair George Osborne met with Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis in London this week, just hours before Rishi Sunak snubbed Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea can reveal.

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| NOV 28 | 2023

By Lemma Shehadi

Greece calls for return of Elgin Marbles to ‘motherland’ as Sunak scraps talks

Greek leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis says dividing artefacts between London and Athens is like cutting Mona Lisa in half

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| NOV 26 | 2023

By Jessica Murray

Greek PM bemoans lack of progress on return of Parthenon marbles

Kyriakos Mitsotakis to raise issue of ‘reunification’ of sculptures when he meets Rishi Sunak this week

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| Linkedin | & Ta Nea |

| Sep 16 | 2023

By Yannis Andritsopoulos

Stolen artefacts scandal may delay Parthenon Marbles’ return, but talks could still lead to a deal

Läs artikeln från Ta Nea på Linkedin >>


| Sep 13 | 2023

By Elisabet Andersson

Stöldskandal skakar British Museum

Tusentals föremål har stulits från British Museum och skandalen sätter frågan om repatriering av föremål i nytt ljus.
– British Museums argument har försvagats, säger antikvetaren Paul Cartledge som kämpar för att Parthenonfrisen ska återbördas till Aten.

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| Sep 02 | 2023

By Jane Clinton

Sir Mark Jones has been named as interim director of the BM. His appointment is subject to the approval of the prime minister.
Former head of V&A has suggested Parthenon marbles could be shared with Greece.

Read more from The Guardian >>


| 31 Juli | 2023

Av Owe Nilsson

Regeringen väntar på regeringens besked om stulna kulturföremål

I över 50 år har tidigare koloniserade länder kämpat för att återfå sina stulna kulturföremål. De har länge bemötts med ovilja från museerna i väst. Sent omsider har det skett en omsvängning, även i Sverige. Nu ligger två ärenden på regeringens bord för återlämning, bland annat de berömda Beninföremålen som alla i över hundra år vetat är stöldgods. Men kulturministern Parisa Liljestrand (M) vill inte ge något besked om beslutet.

Läs artikeln i DN >>


| 28 Juli | 2023

British Museum director to step down next year after eight years in charge

Read the article >>


| 18 Juni | 2023

Bill Nye, Simon Carrow and other great actors at an event in support of the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

The event was organised on Sunday afternoon by the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) on the occasion of the upcoming 14th anniversary of the opening of the Acropolis Museum (20 June).

London, Thanasis Gavos, SKAI NEWS

| GREECE | Parthenon Project |

| May | 2023

Ett pågående projekt för att återbörda Parthenonfriserna till Grekland.

Parthenon Project >>

Read more from Greek City Times >>

Read more from The Guardian >>


| 3 May | 2023

Greece looks to Vienna for new boost on Parthenon Sculptures

Museums in Austria and Greece are discussing the potential return to Athens of two ancient Greek sculptures, a move which could have a knock-on effect for the fate of the British Museum’s Parthenon Sculptures. The talks announced by Austria’s foreign minister on Tuesday concern two small pieces of the 2,500-year-old marble works from the Acropolis. If a deal for their return is struck, it would be Greece’s third in a few months with the handful of European museums that own little bits of the Parthenon Sculptures. That could increase pressure on the British Museum to return its own, much larger collection, among the global debate on cultural restitution.


| SVERIGE | Den Svenska Parthenonkommittén |

| 26-28 april | 2023

Styrelsemedlemmar ur Den svenska Parthenonkommittén reser till London för möten med företrädare för British Museum och The British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles. Ett studiebesök i Duveen Gallery var en självklarhet för de tillresta svenskarna.

Besök British Museums hemsida >>


| March 13 | 2023

By Aubrey Allegretti in San Diego

No plans to return Parthenon marbles to Greece, says Rishi Sunak

PM says British Museum collection is funded by taxpayers and protected by law

Read the article >>


| March 12 | 2023

Artefact ‘swap’ could bring an end to Elgin Marbles saga

Treasures that have never left Greece, such as the Mask of Agamemnon or the Kritios Boy statue, may go to the British Museum in exchange

Read the article >>


| March 12 | 2023

Parthenon Marbles return possible without ownership accord, campaigners say

- The return of the British Museum's Parthenon Marbles to Greece is possible even if the two sides cannot come to an agreement over who owns the sculptures, a campaign group working to resolve the long-standing dispute said on Sunday.

Read the article >>


| Jan 11 | 2023

By Jo Lawson-Tancred

Dispelling Rumors, Greece Has Rejected the British Museum’s Offer to Return the Parthenon Marbles as a Long-Term Loan

Greek officials say the U.K. institution does not own the sculptures and therefore has no right to loan them out.

Read the article >>


| Jan 11 | 2023

By Katie Razzall
Culture and media editor, BBC News

Parthenon Sculptures belong in UK, says Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan

BBC >>


| Jan 4 | 2023

By Esther Addley and Helena Smith

British Museum in talks with Greece over return of Parthenon marbles

Greek ministers say secret talks have been under way for more than a year

The British Museum has confirmed for the first time that it is involved in “constructive discussions” with Greece over the return of some of the Parthenon marbles.

Read the article >>


| Dec 21 | 2022

Påven Franciskus återlämnar Parthenonfragment till Grekland. De tre fragmenten har fram till nu förvarats och visats i Vatikanmuseet.



| Dec 3 | 2022

By Yannis Andritspoulos
London Correspondent for Ta NEA

Exclusive: Head of British Museum held secret talks with Greek PM, officials to agree deal for Parthenon Marbles’ return.

George Osborne, the chair of the British Museum, has been holding secret talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over the last 13 months to negotiate the possible return of the Parthenon Marbles, Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea can exclusively reveal.

Read the article >>


| DECEMBER | 2022

Nedan följer IARPS newsletter för december med den senaste utvecklingen i återföreningsfrågan.

A lot of “fake” news circulates this week. It started with the announcement from Bloomberg last Tuesday:
Elgin Marbles May Return to Greece in Exchange Deal With UK - Bloomberg >>
taken over by Greek and foreign newspapers.

The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports declined on Wednesday to confirm the Bloomberg report that the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum are close to an agreement on a gradual return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece.

Greece Denies Report British Museum Will Return Parthenon Marbles - The National Herald: The National Herald >>
According to Bloomberg such an agreement would foresee that a part of the Parthenon Sculptures would be sent by the British Museum to Athens gradually and by rotation, as part of an cultural .
A rather disturbing article was published yesterday in Efsyn >>

A press communication was released yesterday, late in the afternoon, by the Greek Ministry of Culture, repeating the longstanding official stance of the Greek government that Greece does not recognise the jurisdiction, the possession and the ownership of the Parthenon Sculptures by the British Museum as they were stolen.


| Oct 13 | 2022

By Katie Razzall
Culture editor

A former Conservative culture minister will chair a new body aiming to return the so-called Elgin Marbles to Greece, the BBC can reveal.

Lord Vaizey, culture minister from 2010-2016, says he is confident "a deal is within reach".

Read the article >>


| OKTOBER | 2022

IARPS - International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Read the Newsletter >>


| SEPTEMBER | 2022

IARPS - International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Read the Newsletter >>


| Sept 27 | 2022

By Jo Lawson-Tancred

A New U.K. Law Gives Museums Unprecedented Power to Deaccession Art and Repatriate Objects in Their Collections

The law could be a breakthrough for old restitution cases, but they remain at the museum's discretion.

Read the article >>

| Athens | IARPS |

| Sept 16 | 2022

IARPS General Assembly
Held at the Acropolis Museum on Thursday, September 16, 2022, at 10 am until 4 pm.

Present: 17 committees: Australia (2), Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK (2), USA. 27 representatives.

Excused: Italy and New Zealand.

The President welcomes the members, including 2 new committees (Luxembourg and Russia) and the new chair of Finland. We keep a moment of silence in memory of Professor Dimitrios Pantermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum, who passed away 2 days earlier, on September 14, and of Eleni Cubitt (BCRPM).

| GREAT BRITAIN | The Guardian |

| July 31 | 2022

British Museum calls for ‘Parthenon partnership’ with Greece over marbles

Deputy director says institution seeks ‘dynamic and positive conversation’ over sculptures taken from Athens in 19th century

Read the article >>


| JULY | 2022

IARPS - International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Read the Newsletter July 2022>>

| GREECE | ekathimerini.com |

| June 15 | 2022

British Museum suggests a ‘sharing arrangement’ of Parthenon sculptures

Read the article >>


| May | 2022

IARPS - International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Read the Newsletter >>

| GREAT BRITAIN | The Guardian |

| May 24 | 2022

Greece rebuts British Museum claim Parthenon marbles were ‘removed from rubble’

Museum’s deputy director had told Unesco meeting contested treasures ‘were not all hacked’ from Greek temple

Read the article >>

| SVERIGE | Sveriges Televison |

| 19 Maj | 2022

Nobelstiftelsen lämnar tillbaka ca 3000 år gammal ring till Grekland.

Följ länken för att se inslaget >>

| GREECE | Kathimerini |

| May | 2022

"Greece and the United Kingdom have agreed to hold formal talks that may pave the way for the return of the Parthenon sculptures that are currently on display at the British Museum in London, the United Nations’ cultural organization has confirmed."...

Read the article >>

| GREECE | Kathimerini |

| May | 2022

Italy sets precedent with permanent return of Parthenon ‘Fagan fragment’ The “Fagan fragment” from the Antonino Salinas Museum in Palermo, which returned to Greece in January to be exhibited at Athens’ Acropolis Museum for eight years,...


| NY USA | Cardozo Law |

| April | 2022

Conference on the Parthenon Sculptures in New York April 2022

The Parthenon marbles Case and the Universal Museum Myth: Policies and Politics

Arranged by:
The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, the FAME Center and the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic

Thursday, April 28
9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Follow the link >>


| Mars | 2022

Nyhetsbrev från IARPS - Internationella Kommittén för ett Återförenande av Partenonskulpturerna

Läs Nyhetsbrevet >>


| 19 Jan | 2022

Written by Alice Saville

The heat is on for the British Museum to give back the Parthenon Marbles

The campaign now has the unexpected support of the Times newspaper

The Parthenon Marbles (also known as the Elgin Marbles or the Parthenon Sculptures) must be the UK’s most discussed rocks. Currently housed in the British Museum, these beautiful stone carvings are at the centre of a massive diplomatic row that stretches back decades and has gathered pace in the past few weeks. The Greek government has been demanding their return since the early ’80s, so that they can be displayed as their makers intended, outside ancient Athens temple the Parthenon. But so far, the British Museum has been reluctant to release its grasp on one of its most prized exhibits.


| GREAT BRITAIN | The Guardian |

| 18 Jan | 2022

By Helena Smith in Athens

Greece to step up Parthenon marbles pressure amid signs tide is turning

Campaign for British Museum to return antiquities boosted by support from the Times newspaper

Greece has vowed to intensify its campaign for the reunification of the Parthenon sculptures amid “optimistic” signs that British public opinion has shifted markedly in favour of returning the prized “Elgin” marbles to Athens.


| GREAT BRITAIN | The Times |

| 11 Jan | 2022

Leading article

The Times view on the Elgin Marbles: Uniting Greece’s Heritage

The case for returning the Elgin Marbles to Athens has become compelling


| GREECE | Greek City Times |

| 03 Dec | 2021

ITALY to return piece of Parthenon Sculpture to Greece in rolling loan agreement

The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that Italy will return a fragment of the Parthenon Sculptures, which has been on loan as part of a cultural exchange.

At a November 30 meeting of the Central Archaeological Council, journalists were informed that the transaction would be initiated at its next meeting, scheduled to take place before the end of 2021.


| GREECE | Ekathimerini |

| 25 Nov | 2021

By Janet Suzman

New momentum for return of Parthenon Marbles

Sometimes fairy tales come true: I never thought to see the stunning coverage given to the Parthenon Marbles by two leading right-wing newspapers, the Mail and the Telegraph.


| GREAT BRITAIN | The Guardian |

| 23 Nov | 2021

By Simon Jenkins

Give the Parthenon marbles back to Greece – tech advances mean there are no more excuses

Artefacts can now be replicated with microscopic accuracy. Will the British Museum, and our prime minister, see sense?



| 16 Nov | 2021

Greklands premiärminister kräver att landet ska få tillbaka Parthenonskulpturerna - konst som ursprungligen funnits i Parthenontemplet på Akropolisklippan, från British Museum - den här gången i utbyte mot andra kulturskatter. Samtal i London idag mellan de båda premiärministrarna Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis och Mr Boris Johnson.

Sveriges radio rapporterar >>

| GREECE | Ekathemerini |

| Oct 1 | 2021

UNESCO ups pressure for return of Parthenon sculptures, minister says.

| GREAT BRITAIN | The Telegraph |

| Aug 14 | 2021

British Museum's leaking roof proves Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece, say officials.

Heavy rainfall caused leaking in the gallery where the statues are displayed, prompting concerns from Greek officials

Läs artikeln >> (Kräver Log in)

| GREECE | Ta Nea/Linkedin |

| March 20 | 2021

Author Victoria Hislop joins Parthenon Marbles campaign after reading PM Johnson’s interview in Ta Nea
By Yannis Andritsopoulos, London Correspondent for the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea (iandritsopoulos@gmail.com)
When Victoria Hislop read Boris Johnson’s interview with Greek newspaper Ta Nea a few days ago, she became furious.
The award-winning British author says it prompted her to grab her phone, send an email and join the campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Läs artikeln >>

| AUSTRALIEN | The Sydney Morning Herald |

| Mars | 2021

EU stöder Grekland i strävandena efter att återfå Parthenonfriserna

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| GREECE | The Ministry of Culture and sport |

| March 13 | 2021

Statement by the Minister of Culture and Sports on the issue of the Parthenon Sculptures

Upon careful review of the statements made by U.K. Prime Minister, Mr. Boris Johnson, it is clear that he has not been properly informed by the competent state services of his country, of the new historical data regarding Greece’s occupation by the Ottomans, that show that there has was never a legitimate acquisition of the Parthenon Sculptures by Lord Elgin and, therefore neither has the British Museum ever acquired the Sculptures in a legitimate manner. The Ministry of Culture and Sports can provide the necessary documentary evidence that can inform the British people that the British Museum possesses the Sculptures illegally.
For Greece, the British Museum does not have legitimate ownership or possession of the Sculptures. The Parthenon, as a symbol of UNESCO and Western Civilisation, reflects universal values. We are all obliged to work towards this direction.

By Dr Lina Mendoni, Minister of Culture and Sports

| GREECE | Ta Nea |

| Mars | 12

Exclusive: Johnson douses Greek hopes for return of Parthenon Marbles

By Yannis Andritsopoulos, London Correspondent for the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea (iandritsopoulos@gmail.com)

Boris Johnson has dashed Greece’s hopes of getting the Parthenon Marbles back, saying that the 2,500-year-old cultural treasures are “legally owned by the British Museum’s Trustees.”

In an exclusive interview with the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea, the British prime minister dismissed calls, including from his Greek counterpart, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, for the sculptures to be returned to Athens.

Läs artikeln >>

| GREAT BRITAIN | Daily News |

| FEB | 2021

The British Museum should return the Elgin Marbles (pictured) to Greece and make Africa
the 'absolute core of the museum', Sir Antony Gormley has said

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| FEB | 2021

First-ever campaigner confident of Parthenon Marbles return after more than 40 years of striving

By Yannis Andritsopoulos, London Correspondent for the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea

"My boy, do not ever stop the campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to our country."
This affectionate exhortation came from the mouth of a tearful - but always dazzling - Melina Mercouri. She was one of the most emblematic figures of contemporary Greece and her words are unforgettable despite being made nearly 40 years ago.

"I made a promise. I looked at her and replied:
'I will continue to fight for the return of the Parthenon Marbles until the UK promises to send them back or until the day I die’," says Emanuel Comino.

Läs artikeln >>


Let’s welcome 2021 with hope and faith

The celebrations in 2020 of the “Melina Mercouri year” passed by, as well as the commemoration of “2500 years since the battles of the Thermopylae and Salamis”, and they did not receive the echo they ought to receive. I must say, 2500 years since Thermopylae and Salamis can better be commemorated in 2021 as there does not exist something like a year zero!, together with the commemorations of 200 years since the outbreak of the War of Independence.

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports launched on January 1 a digital exhibition “Proving History”: Se video >>

There is also a presentation of it on You Tube by the Minister Lina Mendoni: Se video >>


AUG | 2020

DEN RYSKA PARTHENONKOMMITTÉN har låtit göra en videofilm om Parthenonfrågan som Ni kan se här på siten.
Filmen har skapats av IVAN LYSAKOV.
Medverkande: IRINA KOROBIN, ordförande i den ryska kommittén

Se video >>

|Sveriges Radio | SVERIGE |

Juli 13 | 2020

Ett radioprogram om Parthenontemplet av Mattias Berg sändes måndagen den 13 juli kl 18.14 i P1 Kultur.
Medverkande var bl.a: Christina von Arbin, Alexandra Pascalidou och Jenny Wallensten

För att lyssna >>



June 15 | 2020

Nya Akropolismuseet i Aten öppnar igen den 15 juni 2020 (efter stängningen i 3 månader pga Covid-19-restriktioner)

Den 20 juni firar museet 11-årsjubileum med pompa och ståt. Befinner du dig i Aten denna dag blir ditt besök på museet säkert en oförglömlig upplevelse!

Nya Akropolismuseets hemsida >>

The Acropolis Museum has been awarded with more than twenty international Excellence and Honorary Awards.


April 08 | 2020

Brittiska Parthenonkommitténs mångåriga sekreterare Eleni Cubitt är död

"Eleni was undoubtedly the Grand old lady of the Parthenon movement, an early inspirational figure, always encouraging, always positive in supporting our cause. We will miss her, and warmly welcome the idea of a special salute on behalf of IARPS members."
Krister Kumlin, Svenska Parthenonkommitténs ordförande

“Imagine how wonderful it would be to create unity for the sculptures from the Parthenon and be able to celebrate this unity, whilst we still can.”
Eleni Cubitt

Läs den Internationella Parthenonkommitténs minnesord över Mrs Eleni Cubitt >>


March 29 | 2020

The British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles announces:

Classicist, Dame Mary Beard has been appointed as a trustee of the British Museum and will take up the role for an initial period of four years on Monday 30 March 2020.

Kathimerini | GREECE

Nov 13 | 2019

Kinesiskt statsbesök i Grekland

Vid ett besök på Nya Akropolismuseet i Aten uttalar Kinas president Xi Jinping sitt stöd för Greklands strävanden att återbörda Parthenonfriserna till Grekland.

Wrapping up Athens visit, Xi says China will support Greece for return of Parthenon Marbles

Read the article >>

Livrustkammaren| STOCKHOLM

Tisdag 22 oktober 2019 kl. 15.00
Livrustkammaren, Hörsalen
Slottsbacken 3, Stockholm

«Konflikthantering – kulturdiplomati»

Ove Bring
“Begreppet ´cultural diplomacy´ och frågan om återlämnande av kulturföremål”

Christina von Arbin
“Svenska Parthenonkommittén”

Staffan Rosén
”Korea: Konflikter – kulturens roll”

Peter Wallensteen
“Konflikthantering – idag och imorgon”

Frågestund och rundabordssamtal

Konsert kl. 17.15 (slut ca 18.00)>

Se fullständigt program >>


12 Oct | 2019 |

By Yannis Andritsopoulos, London Correspondent for Ta Nea, Greece's daily newspaper

Queen Elizabeth responds to request to ‘return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece’

An Australian woman who wrote to Queen Elizabeth requesting her to help return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece has received a reply from Buckingham Palace.

Read the article >>

SVERIGE | Dagens Nyheter

4 okt | 2019 |

Av Maria Schottenius

Bra att Skolverket backar om antiken – men ge eleverna fler historietimmar

Antiken blir kvar i grundskolan. Utmärkt, men svenska elever borde få fler historietimmar. Är det rimligt att man har dubbelt så mycket slöjd som historia?

Läs artikeln >>

Den Svenska Parthenon-kommittén

4 okt | 2019 |

Svenska Parthenonkommittén tar ställning i frågan om ett slopande av undervisningen i antikens historia på högstadiet:

Till Utbildningsminister Anna Ekström
Till Kulturminister Amanda Lind
Ministern för högre Utbildning Matilda Ernkrans

Vi har förstått att Skolverket bedömt det nödvändigt att skära ned historieundervisningen i skolan. Verket avser föreslå regeringen att härvid i första hand ta bort basundervisningen i antikens historia. Frågan har väckt debatt i media.

Den Svenska Parthenon-kommittén vill till regeringen framföra vår oro över förslaget. Vi anser att tidig kunskap om antikens betydelse för förståelsen av dagens samhälle vara alltför viktig för att tanklöst kastas överbord. Demokrati är inte bara något enstaka ord vi ärvt från grekiskan. Det är en antikens vision som skapat dagens Europa. Ett svenskt beslut att skära ner antikundervisningen skulle mötas med förvåning och vantro i EU-kretsen.
För att parafrasera en sentida filosof: Skolverkets förslag är värre än ett brott, det är en dumhet. I förhoppning om att regeringen skall lämna förslaget utan avseende tecknar vi med vänliga hälsningar

Krister Kumlin,fd ambassadör
Ordförande i Svenska Parthenon-kommittén

SVERIGE | Dagens Nyheter

4 okt | 2019 |

Av Stefan Amirell

Världen blir obegriplig när andra kulturer förminskas

Det är inte bara Grekland och Rom som ryker om Skolverket får som de vill. Även större delen av världens historia försvinner i grundskolan. Det förminskar de ungas bild av andra kulturer, skriver historikern Stefan Amirell.

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SVERIGE | Svenska Dagbladet

2 okt | 2019 |

Av Anders Rydell

Utan antiken blir vår värld rotlös

Antikens formspråk genomsyrar det mesta i vår samtid. Från ett känt klädmärkes aktuella höstkollektion till debatten om Nobelcentret i Stockholm. Utan den historiska linjen blir vi rotlösa, skriver Anders Rydell.

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SVERIGE | Dagens Nyheter

26 sept | 2019 |

Av Maria Schottenius

Det är rena vansinnet att stryka antiken ur läroplanen

Skolverket föreslår att antikens historia tas bort från Grundskolan.

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GREAT BRITAIN | The Guardian

Aug 31 | 2019 |

By Helena Smith in Athens

Greece offers sculpture swap in bid for Parthenon marbles

Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis makes pitch for pragmatic deal to end historic battle over Elgin treasures

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LONDON och NEW YORK | The Art Newspaper

Aug 27th | 2019 |


Greece in talks with Louvre to borrow Parthenon frieze as part of 'temporary exchange'

Move reignites debate over British Museum’s position on sculptures brought to Britain by Lord Elgin

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Aug 26th | 2019 |

By Anthee Carassava, Athens

France sends its Parthenon marble back to Greece

A marble piece of the Parthenon, displayed at the Louvre for more than 200 years, will be lent to Athens in exchange for unseen ancient Greek treasures that have never left the country, according to officials.

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June 12 | 2019 |

Nya Akropolismuseet firar 10 års-jubileum 2009-2019

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GREECE | The Observer

June 08 | 2019 |

Daily lives of ancient Greeks revealed in Acropolis museum’s huge archaeological dig

By Helena Smith

Museum’s new exhibition space is an excavation site with villas, workshops and bathhouses

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June 05 | 2019 |

By Nicki Psychari

Swedish ambassador says "return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is a question of moral principle"

Kirster Kumlin, retired ambassador and chair of the Swedish Parthenon Committee, was in Athens last April to speak at the International Conference for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures that was co-organised by the Presidency of the Hellenic Republic, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures and the Acropolis Museum, where it was also hosted.

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June 08 | 2019 |

Historic Decision Made to Rebuild Part of the Parthenon

By Tasos Kokkinidis

The Greek Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided on Wednesday that a part of the Parthenon, now in ruins on the Athens Acropolis, is to be rebuilt using mostly materials which are now lying on the ground.

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April 17 | 2019 |

International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Meeting in Athens of the IARPS Executive Board with H.E. Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic


11 feb | 2019 |

Britain should the return the Parthenon marbles to their home in Athens in order for the surviving sculptures to be reunited, Miller tells NE.

By Kostis Geropoulos
Energy & Russian Affairs Editor, New Europe

ANCIENT NEMEA, GREECE – Britain should return the Parthenon marbles to their home in Athens in order for the surviving sculptures to be reunited, Stephen Miller, the renowned American Classical Archaeologist from the University of California at Berkeley told New Europe.

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29 jan | 2019 |

Let's not lose our marbles over the British Museum boss's remarks

By Jonathan Jones

Hartwig Fischer said that removing the Parthenon marbles from Greece was a ‘creative act’ – but there is a logic to this provocative view that shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand

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28 Jan | 2019 |

British Museum chief: taking the Parthenon marbles was 'creative'

By Mark Brown

Museum director sparks anger by saying removing sculptures from Greece was ‘a creative act’.

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GREECE | Greek Reporter

22 December | 2018 |

Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece?
UN Supports Greek Resolution

By Nick Kampouris

Following the discussion of a draft resolution brought to the United Nation’s General Assembly by Greece, the body adopted without a vote a resolution for the ”return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin” on December 13.

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Switzerland | La Croix

10 December | 2018 |

Les gilets jaunes et les "Ergastines"

La chronique de Metin Arditi

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5 September | 2018 |

How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain

By Dominic Selwood

The Parthenon Sculptures have been the subject of debate for more than 200 years. With Theresa May scurrying around the EU trying to deliver Brexit, Greece is quite right to probe the possibility of bringing the treasures home

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29 Aug | 2018 |

Ms Lydia Koniordou has been removed as Culture Minister in the Greek Government. The new minister – the fourth culture minister under the Tsipras Government - is MYRSINI ZORBA.


26 Juni | 2018 |

Greklands premiärminister ALEXIS TSIPRAS på besök i LONDON begär tillbaka Parthenonskulpturerna

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April Maj Juni | 2017 |

Marta Minujín’s The Parthenon of Books is taking shape in Kassel

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April 4 | 2017 |

Parthenon Marbles part of Brexit Deal for major concessions

The Parthenon Marbles could be apart of the Brexit deal between UK and the European Union. In the mind of Geoffrey Robertson, the Marbles “are, of course, priceless, and a UK offer to return them should be accepted in return for major concessions.” Geoffrey who? Geoffrey Robertson is head of the UK law firm Head of Doughty Street Chambers Greece briefly had hired to claim the Parthenon Marbles back.

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Jan | 2017 |

Comité Suisse pour le Retour des Marbres du Parthénon
The Swiss Committée for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles has produced a video about The Parhenon Marbles

Whatch on FACEBOOK>>


Nov 28 | 2016 |

Archaeologists May Have Identified 2nd Tomb at World-Famous Amphipolis Site

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Nov 18 | 2016 |

American president BARAK OBAMA visits the Acropolis while in Greece

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GREAT BRITAIN | Hightile Books Limited

Nov 15 | 2016 |


'The Mortgage on the Elgin Marbles' by O.M. Lewis.
This book will be of interest to everyone calling for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

'The Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Bill' is before The House of Commons. The second reading is on the 20 January 2017 (see www.parliament.uk/business/bills-and-legislation).
'The Mortgage on the Elgin Marbles' fundamentally changes the 200 year Parthenon Sculptures debate.

The book is available as an eBook on Amazon and in paperback on order from Amazon and shortly from Waterstones in the UK.

'The Mortgage on the Elgin Marbles' O.M. Lewis (London: Hightile Books Limited, 2016) - FROM THE BACK COVER:

Lord Elgin did not pay anything for the Elgin Marbles. Neither did he pay for the hundreds of workmen and other costs to remove the sculptures from the Parthenon. The British government provided the money that Elgin used to obtain the marbles. The Admiralty transported them to England in H.M. Ships without charge.
The government then seized the Elgin Marbles for a debt due to the Crown by Elgin. When Elgin sold the marbles to the British Museum in 1816 they were subject to a mortgage. The mortgage, dated 4 December 1815, has gone under the radar in the two hundred-year Elgin Marbles debate.

On the bicentenary of the British Museum's acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, 'The Mortgage on the Elgin Marbles' is a disturbing expose that rocks the marbles. The book fundamentally changes the 200 year Elgin Marbles debate.

* "... we should not place in our museum a monument of our disgrace" Hugh Hammersley, House of Commons Elgin Marbles debate, 7 June 1816.

* O.M. Lewis was a partner with a London law firm for twenty-five years. He is the author of 'China's Art for Arms: Finding the Missing Imperial Treasures' (2016).


Sept 15 | 2016 |

Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles: breaking the deadlock?

15 September at 19:00–21:00 Université de Genève – Uni Bastions

As part of the British Parliament’s vote bicentennial deciding to entrust the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum, the Swiss Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles is pleased to invite you to the conference at the Law Centre of the art of the University of Geneva and the European Centre culture: “The reunification of the Parthenon marbles and the role of cultural diplomacy in breaking the deadlock – Will we have to wait another 200 years?” by Dr. Tom Flynn, Course director, RICS-Accredited MA in Art Appraisal, Kingston University The conference will be held at the University of Geneva, Uni Bastions, in room B106 on Thursday 15 September at 19h. We hope you will be numerous to attend this conference and look forward to meeting you on this occasion.


July 20 | 2016 |

European Court of Human Rights Throws Out First Legal Bid to Return the Elgin Marbles to Greece [video]

By Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi

MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them.
Just when it seemed that these 2,500-year-old marbles might actually be returned to their home in Athens, the European Court of Human Rights has thrown out the first ever legal motion to force the UK to return the sculptures to Greece, brought about by the Athenians’ Association.

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GREAT BRITAIN | Independant

July 11 | 2016 |

MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece
200 years after the UK decided to buy them

By Ian Johnston

Campaigners say allowing the reunification of the sculptures kept in London with those still in Athens could be a diplomatic coup for the UK as it negotiates Brexit

A cross-party group of MPs has launched a fresh bid to return the so-called Elgin Marbles to Greece on the 200th anniversary of the British Government’s decision to buy them — a move that campaigners said could help the UK secure a better deal

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EUROPE | Newsweek

May 09 | 2016 |

Greece Looks To Forge New Alliances To Win Back Elgin Marbles

By Elisabeth Perlman

The Greek government is not giving up in its quest to reclaim the Elgin marbles from the British Museum, where they have resided for almost two centuries.

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GREAT BRITAIN | The Guardian

May 08 | 2016 |

Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK

By Helena Smith

As 200th anniversary of artefacts’ removal approaches, Greek culture minister says government will appeal to courts and the likes of UN Greece has not abandoned the idea of resorting to international justice to repatriate the Parthenon marbles and is investigating new ways in which it might bring a claim against the British Museum.

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Sverige | Sveriges Television

29 mars | 2016 |

Missade du SVT:s program Kobra igår den 29 mars om repatriering av kulturföremål? Ingen fara, du kan se det på SVT Play 85 dagar framåt från detta datum - till den 23 juni 2016.

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GREECE | Athens News Agency

18 Feb | 2016 |

Private citizens' accociation sues Britain at European Court of Human Rights for Parthenon Marbles

A private citizen’s group called the “Athenians’ Association” said on Thursday they filed a lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights against the United Kingdom over the removal of the Parthenon Marbles by Lord Elgin in the 19th century, the association said in a press conference in Plaka on Thursday.

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The historical “Athenians’ Association” (Syllogos ton Athinaion), which celebrated 120 years of existence this year (1895-2015), instituted proceedings at the European Court of Human Rights against the United Kingdom regarding the Acropolis Sculptures. The natives of the Greek capital set out the array of violations to their human rights regarding the cultural treasures of their city, characterised by Paul the Apostle as the «devotions of the Athenians». Indeed, this is the sole case worldwide of a UNESCO World Heritage Monument (1987) being despoiled through the removal of structural elements, such as the metopes and sculptures of the Parthenon.

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GREAT BRITAIN | The Art Newspaper

21 Jan | 2016 |

Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year.

By Anny Shaw

Move could allow cultural heritage experts to set up Blue Shield headquarters in London

Members of the House of Lords and leading cultural heritage experts are again calling on the government to ratify the Hague Convention seven months after it agreed to sign the international agreement. If parliament swiftly ratifies the treaty’s two protocols before any of the other five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the UK will also be in a position to set up a headquarters in London for the Blue Shield, the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross.

During a debate in the House of Lords on 14 January, Baroness Andrews said there was a “growing sense of urgency” to sign the convention following “grotesque failures in Iraq” and “the increasing barbarity in Syria”. She added: “The events of the past six months have, I believe, changed the game.”

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GREAT BRITAIN | The Independent

19 Jan | 2016 |

By Jon Stone

YANIS VAROUFAKIS has hit out at George Osborne after the Chancellor made a joke about a contentious marble sculpture taken from Greece to Britain in the 19th century. Varoufakis reminds British Chancellor that Elgin stole the Parthenon Marbles.

During an exchange with shadow chancellor John McDonnell in the House of Commons Mr Osborne referenced the fact that Mr Varoufakis would be speaking at a series of events organised by Labour.

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GREECE | The Mentor Project

Jan | 2016 |

200 year anniversary of the Removal of the Parthenon Marbles.

Mentor is a unique animation film, which aims to bring to life the least known aspects of the Elgin case through the eyes of Benjamin Keat, a philhellenic British traveler, who reacts violently to the decision of the acclaimed British Diplomat Lord Elgin to remove the sculptures from the Parthenon temple.

As the completion of 200 years from the sale of the Parthenon sculptures to the British Government is in 2016, we feel that the film is now even more relevant and that it is a story that has never been told in this way to the world. Especially the medium of animation is very important as it will allow us to showcase the Parthenon in the way it was 200 years ago and in a way it will never be.

The project has received financing from the Greek Film Centre and the private broadcaster OTE TV, but the financial situation and the ongoing crisis in Greece have made it nearly impossible to raise the needed amount from Greek financiers only.

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GREECE | Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands

Dec | 2015 |

The new brochure that we designed and translated in 5 languages about the return of the Parthenon marbles. This brochure was given to all the 195 participants of International Conference of UNESCO in Paris, on 3-18 November 2015 by the President of Unesco Pireus and Islands, mr Ioannis Maronitis.

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GB | The Guardian

Oct | 2015 |

Getty Villa Displays Unseen Early 19th Century Watercolors of Greece


USA | The American Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Oct 8 | 2015 |

Official Report


"Unifying the Cause to Unify the Parthenon"

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www | Youtube

oct | 2015 |

Two stars, a lord and the Parthenon marbles

Summary: Pavlos Tsimas, journalist, presents a documentary film in three parts on the Parthenon sculptures.
Language: English and Greek

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Watch fhe film on Youtube - Part II >>

Watch fhe film on Youtube - Part III >>

Watch also Parthenon marbles and Lord Elgin (in Greek) >>

United Kingdom | The Times

May 18 | 2015 |

Greece snubs Clooney advice over Marbles

Greece yesterday ruled out taking Britain to court for the return of the Elgin Marbles, snubbing the high-profile lawyer Amal Clooney who was ...


| International Museum Day |

May 18 | 2015 |

Students at Tabula Rasa School of Arts, created a film for The International Museum Day. They dedicated the film to the one Greek sculpture of Karyatids that is kept in the British Museum in London.

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United Kingdom | The Guardian

May 13 | 2015 |

By Helen Smith

Greece drops option of legal action in British Museum Parthenon marbles row

Greece has ruled out taking legal action in its battle to reclaim the Parthenon marbles from Britain. The unexpected move abruptly ends the legal battle in one of the world’s most bitter cultural disputes.


United Kingdom | London

April 17 | 2015 |

Neil MacGregor retires as Director of the British Museum.

Greece has ruled out taking legal action in its battle to reclaim the Parthenon marbles from Britain. The unexpected move abruptly ends the legal battle in one of the world’s most bitter cultural disputes.


Sverige | Uppsala

Mars 31 | 2015 |

Fru Birgit Wiger Angner avled den 31 mars 2015.
Birgit W A var en sann vän av den Svenska Parthenonkommittén i dess strävan att återförena Parthenonfriserna till Aten. Som en gest donerade Birgit 2006 ett fragment från Erechtheiontemplet på Akropolis till det grekiska folket. Fragmentet hade funnits i familjen i 110 år. Svenska Parthenonkommittén beklagar djupt förlusten av denna modiga medmänniska. Birgit blev 97 år.

USA | Australia | United Kingdom

March 29 | 2015 |

Third International Colloquy for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Athens

- Press Release for July 27-28, 2015

Event in Athens Greece

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Invitation to Submit Papers >>

United Kingdom | British Museum

March 26 | 2015 |


The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal

I write on behalf of the Trustees of the British Museum, who at their meeting of 19th March 2015 considered the request put forward by the Greek Government that they should enter into a process of mediation, facilitated by UNESCO, on the subject of the Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum. After full and careful consideration, we have decided respectfully to decline this request. We believe that the more constructive way forward, on which we have already embarked, is to collaborate directly with other museums and cultural institutions, not just in Greece but across the world.

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United Kingdom | BBC

March 09 | 2015 |

Elgin Marbles: Commons motion urges return to Greece

A parliamentary move to expedite the return of the Elgin Marbles from the UK to Greece will be made later.

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USA | The Washington Post

March 03 | 2015 |

Shipping magnate foots the bill for Amal Clooney to represent Greece

By Daniela Deane

LONDON — Greece is broke, correct? That’s why it needed bailing out by the rest of Europe.

But then, the cash-strapped Greek government hires the high-profile and expensive London law firm that employs Amal Clooney, American actor George Clooney’s glamorous new bride, to represent it in its never-ending quest to get the Elgin Marbles back from the British Museum. With no public tender.

What’s missing from this picture? A Greek shipping magnate, of course.

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Northern Ireland | Belfast Telegraph

Februari 27 | 2015 |

Marbles back at British Museum

A section of the Elgin Marbles loaned to Russia last year has returned to the British Museum to take centre stage in a new exhibition.

The sculpture of the river god, Ilissos, will go on show away from the other marbles.

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GREAT BRITAIN | The Guardian

Februari 15| 2015 |

Let's end the row over the Parthenon marbles – with a new kind of museum

Paul Mason Guardian Art & Design

Technologies such as virtual reality and 3D printing could make the physical location of ancient artefacts less important

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GREECE | Greek Reporter

Februari 13| 2015 |

Greece to Follow Different Strategy on Parthenon Marbles Repatriation

By Philip Chrysopoulos

The new Greek government is considering a different strategy for claiming the Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum and will likely stop cooperating with Amal Alamuddin-Clooney and her law firm.

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SVERIGE | Sveriges Radio

Februari 03| 2015 |

Sveriges radio P1, programmet OBS sändes kl 13.20 den 3/2

Striden om kulturskatterna

Konstvetaren Linda Fagerström berättar om British museums samling av statyer från Grekland. Konst eller koloniala troféer?

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Januari 31| 2015 |

Curtains for the new Mrs Clooney? Amal's law firm could be ditched as advisor on Elgin Marbles as Greece's new left-wing government reviews contracts

By Flora Drury For Mailonline

Amal Clooney could find herself with one less high profile case to fight after Greece's new culture minister revealed they were reconsidering how to win back the Elgin Marbles.

Aristides Baltas revealed they were looking at the 'strategy' behind his country's attempts to get the 5th century BC statues returned - and were willing to 'tweak' it if necessary.

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GREECE | ansamed.info

Januari 26| 2015 |

Greece: architecture contest to redesign Acropolis access

Greek culture ministry is set to announce an international architecture contest inviting contestants to present proposals that will make access to the Acropolis more functional and friendlier for disabled visitors and improve the aesthetics of the surrounding area, Greek Travel Pages (Gtp) website reports.


GREECE | Greek Reporter

Januari 19| 2015 |

Greeks Hold Candlelight Vigil for Parthenon Marbles

by Philip Chrysopoulos

Despite the rain, hundreds of Greeks gathered outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday to hold a candlelight vigil asking Britain for the return of the Parthenon sculptures. Video on the page of the article

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SVERIGE | Sveriges Radio

Januari 15| 2015 |

Vetenskapsradion Historia kl 13:35

Dragkampen om kulturskatterna

Striden om Parthenonfrisen från Akropolis har stått i 180 år och än idag hoppas Grekland att British Museum skall släppa ifrån sig kulturskatten. Hör om folkrättsprofessorn Ove Brings aktuella bok "PARTHENONSYNDROMET" som skildrar vår tids växande fixering vid att ställa krav på att återbörda och återlämna bortrövade eller bortförda kulturföremål.
Programledare: Tobias Svanelid

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USA | Greek Reporter

January 12| 2015 |

Exclusive Video: George Clooney Talks Parthenon Marbles from the Golden Globes

By Anastasios Papapostolou

George Clooney stressed the need for the Parthenon Marbles to be reunited and return home to Greece from the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

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