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Kwame opoku – Will Western Museums Ever Be Able To Face The True Histories Of Their Illegal Acquisitions?

modernghana.com/news/917763/will-western-museums-ever-be-able-to-face-the-true-histories.html 24 February 2019 Members of the nefarious British Punitive Expedition of 1897 posing proudly with looted Benin artefacts. One of the remarkable facts about Western museums is their endemic hostile reaction at anyone who dares to raise the issue…

Kwame Opoku – 19 FURTHER COMMENTS ON SARR-SAVOY REPORT ON RESTITUTION.

Kwame Opoku – 19 FURTHER COMMENTS ON SARR-SAVOY REPORT ON RESTITUTION.   ‘’Cultural heritage constitutes an inalienable part of a people’s sense of self and of community, functioning as a link between the past, the present and the future; it…

Kwame Opoku – Miracles, Reverses, And Hope In Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts

modernghana.com/news/906639/miracles-reverses-and-hope-in-restitution-of-looted-africa.html Head of an Oba, Benin, Nigeria, now in Bristol Museum, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain. ‘’African art, like any great art, some would say, in any case more than any other, and for a long time if not…

Kwame Opoku – France Marches To Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts: What About Austria, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, And The United States Of America?

Royal statues, Dahomey, Republic of Benin, now in Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France. Left, King Glélé, half-lion, half- man. Centre, King Ghézo, half-bird, half-man. Right, King Béhanzin, half-shark, half-man. To be returned soon to Republic of Benin. I ask…

Kwame Opoku – WILL BELGIUM HEAR THE CALL FOR RESTITUTION OF LOOTED AFRICAN ARTEFACTS? ARE WESTERN MUSEUMS THE LAST BASTIONS OF COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM?

WILL BELGIUM HEAR THE CALL FOR RESTITUTION OF LOOTED AFRICAN ARTEFACTS? ARE WESTERN MUSEUMS THE LAST BASTIONS OF COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM? Where does the museum stand in relation to colonisation? The principle of colonisation as a system of governance is…

Kwame Opoku -Nigeria To Borrow Looted Nigerian Artefacts From Successors Of Looters: Neo-Colonialist Cultural Imperialism At Work

Nigeria To Borrow Looted Nigerian Artefacts From Successors Of Looters: Neo-Colonialist Cultural Imperialism At Work. modernghana.com/news/896559/nigeria-to-borrow-looted-nigerian-artefacts-from-successors.html British soldiers of the infamous Punitive Expedition of 1897 proudly posing with looted Benin artefacts. “…I cannot accept that a large part of cultural…

Dr. Kwame Opoku – GERMANY STILL REFUSES TO APOLOGISE FOR GENOCIDE OF HERERO AND NAMA IN NAMIBIA

GERMANY STILL REFUSES TO APOLOGISE FOR GENOCIDE OF HERERO AND NAMA IN NAMIBIA  ‘’Luschan also asked a Lieutenant Ralf Zürn, stationed in Okahandja, South-West Africa, just after the massacre of the Hereros by the German colonialists begun: “If you are…

Kwame Opoku – Germany Issues English Version of Guidelines on Dealing with Collections from Colonial Contexts

Germany Issues English Version of Guidelines on Dealing with Collections from Colonial Contexts. ‘The vicissitudes of history have nevertheless robbed many peoples of a priceless portion of this inheritance in which their enduring identity finds its embodiment… The peoples who…

Kwame Opoku – LOOTED ASANTE (GHANA) GOLD IN WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON: RETURN STOLEN ITEMS TO MANHYIA PALACE, KUMASI.

LOOTED ASANTE (GHANA) GOLD IN WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON: RETURN STOLEN ITEMS TO MANHYIA PALACE, KUMASI. “The town burnt furiously, all these three days of rain failing in any way to impede the progress of the devouring element. The thick thatched…

Kwame Opoku – LOOTED ETHIOPIAN TABOT CONCEALED PERMANENTLY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON. IS THERE SOMEWHERE A MINIMUM SENSE OF SHAME?

toncremers.nl/LOOTED ETHIOPIAN TABOT CONCEALED PERMANENTLY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.html   Questions of restitution of looted artefacts often take us to strange places and directions but the report of the concealed looted Ethiopian tabot took us to a place many would have…

Kwame Opoku – GERMANY’S ANSWER TO MACRON ON RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS: GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING COLONIAL ARTEFACTS?

“When I now look at the source and history of individual collections and objects in the Übersee-Museum Bremen which I represent here and try to trace back, then I must say that abysses will be opened up; not that the…

Kwame Opoku – ‘WE WILL RETURN LOOTED AND STOLEN OBJECTS’: PARZINGER’S MIRACULOUS CHANGE OR CULTIVATED MISUNDERSTANDING?

‘The vicissitudes of history have nevertheless robbed many peoples of a priceless portion of this inheritance in which their enduring identity finds its embodiment… The peoples who were victims of this plunder, sometimes for hundreds of years, have not only…

Kwame Opoku – MACGREGOR’S DEFENCE OF HUMBOLDT FORUM: POST-OAUGADOUGOU SHADOW-BOXING

“There was a dim grandeur about it all, and also these seemed to a fate. Here was this head centre of iniquity, spared by us from its suitable end of burning for the sake of holding the new seat of…

Kwame Opoku – LOAN OF LOOTED ETHIOPIAN TREASURES TO ETHIOPIA: MUST EUROPEANS ALWAYS WIN?

‘From this scene I strolled away to the northern gate, to where the dead body of the late Master of Magdala lay, on his canvas stretcher. I found a mob of officers and men, rudely jostling each other in the…

Kwame Opoku – OBVIOUSLY LOOTED: BENIN BRONZES IN MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, HAMBURG, GERMANY.

‘Hamburg was the place where the first Benin bronzes arrived towards the end of the 19th century and Hamburg could again play a leading role by allowing the first bronzes to leave here on the way back to their original country.…

Kwame Opoku – AUCTION OF BENIN COMMEMORATIVE HEAD IN WÜRZBURG, GERMANY.

toncremers.nl/algo.html AUCTION OF BENIN COMMEMORATIVE HEAD IN WÜRZBURG, GERMANY. Benin commemorative head on auction in Wurzburg, Germany. Following our recent article on the coming auction of a Benin commemorative head in Würzburg, Germany, we have received confirmation that only the…

Kwame Opoku – LOOT IN LOOT – BENIN HEAD OF OBA IN NAZI LOOTED JEWISH ART COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED

toncremers.nl/LOOT%20IN%20LOOT.html LOOT IN LOOT – BENIN HEAD OF OBA IN NAZI LOOTED JEWISH ART COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED ‘These Benin works stand among the highest heights of European casting. Benvenuto Cell could not have made a better cast himself, nor…

Kwame Opoku – PARZINGER’S MISCONCEPTIONS AND MISREPRESENTATIONS ABOUT RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS

toncremers.nl/PARZINGERS%20MISCONCEPTIONS.html PARZINGER’S MISCONCEPTIONS AND MISREPRESENTATIONS ABOUT RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS “The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, must also not be postponed with…

Kwame Opoku – Dutch Colonial History Re-awakened by Museum Re-organization

toncremers.nl/DUTCH%20COLONIAL%20HISTORY%20RE-AWAKENED.html Dutch Colonial History Re-awakened by Museum Re-organization Bust of Maurits in Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands. We reproduce below an article from The Guardian concerning discussions of the Dutch colonial past prompted by the removal of the bust of the founder of…

Kwame Opoku – PARZINGER’S CRI DE COEUR: GENUINE PLEA FOR UN/UNESCO ASSISTANCE OR CALCULATION TO DELAY RESTITUTION OF ARTEFACTS?

toncremers.nl/PARZINGER’S%20CRI%20DE%20COEUR%202.html Truth must be repeated constantly, because error is being repeatedly preached round about all the time, and not just by a few, but by the masses. In the periodicals and encyclopaedias, in schools and universities, everywhere error prevails, being…

Kwame Opoku – MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY AS ALLY IN QUEST FOR RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS?

toncremers.nl/Kwame_Opoku_QUAI_BRANLY%20.html If events continue at this rate and in this manner, I could become a firm believer in miracles, by the end of the year. First, there was the historical Ouagadougou Declaration by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, that African artefacts should…

Kwame Opoku – Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return Of Looted Artefacts: A Season Of Miracles?

modernghana.com/news/825786/nigeria-demands-unconditional-return-of-looted-artefacts-a.html Figure of a seated male. One of the looted Nigerian Nok terracotta bought by the French, now in the possession of the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France, with a dubious post factum consent of the Nigerian government. ‘It…

Kwame Opoku – HUMBOLDT FORUM AND SELECTIVE AMNESIA: RESEARCH INSTEAD OF RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS.

toncremers.nl/HUMBOLDT%20FORUM%20AND%20INVENTIVE%20PURPOSEFUL%20AMNESIA.html  “It is especially difficult to procure an object without at least employing some force. I believe that half of your museum consists of stolen objects.” (1) Richard Kandt, Resident of the German Empire in Ruanda, wrote in 1897 to Felix…

Kwame Opoku – WE WILL SHOW YOU LOOTED BENIN BRONZES BUT WILL NOT GIVE THEM BACK: SECOND DEFEAT AND PERMANENT HUMILIATION FOR BENIN?

WE WILL SHOW YOU LOOTED BENIN BRONZES BUT WILL NOT GIVE THEM BACK:  SECOND DEFEAT AND PERMANENT HUMILIATION FOR BENIN? “There was a dim grandeur about it all, and also these seemed to a fate. Here was this head center of…

Kwame Opoku – HAVE GERMANS FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THEIR EXTERMINATION WARS AGAINST THE HERERO, NAMA, SAN AND DAMARA AS GENOCIDE?

For a long time, successive German governments have sought to avoid taking responsibility for the genocide of the Herero and Nama of South-West Africa, now Namibia, in 1904-1908. We have in previous articles examined the various untenable arguments that were…

Kwame opoku – Can Modern Technology Help Resolve Disputes On Restitution Of Cultural Artefacts?

Afdrukken PDF E-mail 70%80%90%100%110%120%130%Grootte TekstAfbeeldingen Verwijderen Undo Can Modern Technology Help Resolve Disputes On Restitution Of Cultural Artefacts? modernghana.com/news/600073/1/can-modern-technology-help-reso.html There is no doubt that modern technology can contribute a great deal to arts and education generally in spreading knowledge about…

Kwame Opoku – CAN MODERN TECHNOLOGY HELP RESOLVE DISPUTES ON RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS?

museum-security.org/Opoku_modern_technology_and_restitution.htm CAN MODERN TECHNOLOGY HELP RESOLVE DISPUTES ON RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS? The Parthenon Sculpture of the river god Ilissios that the British Museum sent on a controversial loan to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. There is no…

Kwame Opoku – A SEASON OF “MIRACLES’’? BOSTON MUSEUM RETURNS LOOTED NIGERIAN ARTEFACTS

A SEASON OF “MIRACLES’’? BOSTON MUSEUM RETURNS LOOTED NIGERIAN ARTEFACTS “It is indeed unfortunate that so much Nok material has been looted over time to supply the international market. Properly excavated, such pieces might have shed valuable light on the Nok culture.” Ekpo Eyo. (1) When I…

Kwame Opoku: Oba of Benin never endorsed donation of artefacts to foreign museum

Oba of Benin never endorsed donation of artefacts to foreign museum museum-security.org/Kwame_opoku_interview_with_akenzua.htm WILL OTHER HOLDERS OF BENIN BRONZES ALSO RETURN THE LOOTED ARTEFACTS?-INTERVIEW WITH PRINCE EDUN AKENZUA, BROTHER OF OBA OF BENIN.   Members of the notorious British Punitive Expedition…

Kwame Opoku – COLOMBIAN OBJECTIONS TO LENDING ARTEFACTS FOR EXHIBITION HONOURING GERMAN ETHNOLOGIST: LESSONS FOR NIGERIANS AND OTHER AFRICANS

A recent article entitled “Colombia calls off exhibition of sculptures in face of protests”, reprinted by the Museum Security Network, seems to me to contain some lessons which may be useful for Nigerians and other Africans, often faced with requests to…

Dr. Kwame Opoku – GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM BERLIN

GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM BERLIN museum-security.org/opoku_germans_debate_ligitimacy_benin_artifacts.htm GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY AND LEGALITY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM, BERLIN.   The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections,  directly or indirectly, possess thanks…

Dr.Kwame Opoku – NEWLY DISCOVERED NOK SCULPTURES EXHIBITED FOR THE FIST TIME, NOT IN NIGERIA BUT IN GERMANY

NEWLY DISCOVERED NOK SCULPTURES EXHIBITED FOR THE FIST TIME, NOT IN NIGERIA BUT IN GERMANY museum-security.org/NEWLY_DISCOVERED_NOK_SCULPTURES_EXHIBITED_FOR_THE_FIST_TIME.htm NEWLY DISCOVERED NOK SCULPTURES EXHIBITED FOR THE FIRST TIME, NOT IN NIGERIA BUT IN GERMANY.   Nok sculpture, male figure with shell on his…

Kwame Opoku – ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM, VIENNA CHANGES NAME TO WORLD MUSEUM, VIENNA: WHAT IS IN A NAME?

WHAT IS IN A NAME http://www.museum-security.org/kwame_opoku/ethnology_museum_vienna_changes_name_to_world_museum.html May 12, 2013 ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM, VIENNA CHANGES NAME TO WORLD MUSEUM, VIENNA: WHAT IS IN A NAME?       “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name…

Kwame Opoku – BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS

BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/BENIN_PLAN_OF_ACTION(2)_WILL_THIS_MISERABLE_PROJECT_BE_THE_LAST_WORD_ON_THE_LOOTED_BENIN_ARTEFACTS.htm March 11, 2013 “BENIN PLAN OF ACTION” (2): WILL THIS MISERABLE PROJECT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS? “There…

Kwame Opoku – RESPECT AND DISRESPECT IN RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS

RESPECT AND DISRESPECT IN RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_respect_and_disrespect_in_restitution.htm February 22, 2013 RESPECT AND DISRESPECT IN RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS              ÒCulture is the soul of a nation. The illicit removal or destruction of cultural…

Kwame Opoku – NIGERIA REACTS TO DONATION OF LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

NIGERIA REACTS TO DONATION OF LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_nigeria_benin.htm July 19, 2012 NIGERIA REACTS TO DONATION OF LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON. “The exhibition is showcasing some of the works…

Kwame Opoku – DAMAGE TO NOK SCULPTURE IN PRIVATE WESTERN COLLECTION. WILL OTHER AFRICAN ARTEFACTS END IN THIS WAY?

It would be interesting to see whether the issue of the legality of the possession/control of the Nok artefacts would be raised in the course of this case http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_damaged_nok.htm May 1, 2012 DAMAGE TO NOK SCULPTURE IN PRIVATE WESTERN COLLECTION.…

Kwame Opoku – ANOTHER AUCTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS BY VIENNA AUCTION HOUSE, DOROTHEUM: BETTER PROVENANCES?

ANOTHER AUCTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS BY http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_dorotheum_march2012.htm March 28, 2012 ANOTHER AUCTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS BY VIENNA AUCTION HOUSE, DOROTHEUM: BETTER PROVENANCES? Memorial Head, Benin, Nigeria. , Austrian Collection The artefacts in this second auction raise the same problems as…

Kwame Opoku – MacGregors New Defence for Illegal Detention of Artefacts of Others

MacGregors New Defence for Illegal Detention of Artefacts of Others http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_macgregor1.htm March 25, 2012 Travelling Exhibition as Alternative to Restitution? Comments on Suggestion by Director of the British Museum. The Director of the British Museum has indeed a fertile mind…

Kwame Opoku – TURKISH DECISION NOT TO LOAN ARTIFACTS TO MUSEUMS WITH WHICH IT HAS DISPUTES OVER

TURKISH DECISION NOT TO LOAN ARTIFACTS TO MUSEUMS WITH WHICH IT HAS DISPUTES OVER http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_turkey_march2012.htm March 11, 2012 TURKISH DECISION TO STOP ARTEFACTS LOANS TO MUSEUMS HOLDING CONTESTED TURKISH ARTEFACTS: AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHER STATES? The decision by the Turkish…

Kwame Opoku – FRANCO-NIGERIAN AGREEMENT ON LOOTED/STOLEN NOK SCULPTURE

  museum-security.orghttp://www.museum-security.org/opoku_nok_july2011.htm FRANCO-NIGERIAN AGREEMENT ON LOOTED/STOLEN NOK SCULPTURE REVISITING LOOTED NIGERIAN NOK TERRACOTTA  SCULPTURES IN LOUVRE / MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY, PARIS “His attitude is dishonourable. I regret that Nigeria was weak enough to accept to sign an agreement in order…

Kwame Opoku – AUCTION OF AFRICAN ART BY DOROTHEUM, VIENNA: BUT WHAT ARE THE PROVENANCES OF THE ARTEFACTS

museum-security.orghttp://www.museum-security.org/opoku_dorotheum.htm AUCTION OF AFRICAN ART BY DOROTHEUM, VIENNA: BUT WHAT ARE THE PROVENANCES OF THE ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_dorotheum.htm AUCTION OF AFRICAN ART BY DOROTHEUM, VIENNA: BUT WHAT ARE THE PROVENANCES OF THE ARTEFACTS? Mask. Guro. Cte dIvoire Dorotheum, an auction house…

Kwame Opoku – COMPROMISE ON THE RESTITUTION OF BENIN BRONZES? COMMENTS ON ARTICLE BY PROF. JOHN PICTON ON RESTITUTION OF BENIN ARTEFACTS

read full formatted text including images: http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_benin_picton.pdf Queen-Mother Idia, Benin, Nigeria. Hip-mask that Galway’s descendants attempted to auction at Sotheby’s but had to be withdrawn because of protests by Nigerians. I read with interest and sometimes, with astonishment the article by…

Kwame Opoku comments on Greece states (or does it not?) that it will drop ownership claims on Parthenon Marbles- CAN ONE CONTINUE FOREVER OFFERING WEAK AND BASELESS ARGUMENTS?

Dr. Kwame Opoku Comments on: Greece states (or does it not?) that it will drop ownership claims on Parthenon Marbles CAN ONE CONTINUE FOREVER OFFERING WEAK AND BASELESS ARGUMENTS? “At issue, however, is not only the legality of the purchase…

Kwame Opoku – WHEN WILL BRITAIN RETURN LOOTED GOLDEN GHANAIAN ARTEFACTS? A HISTORY OF BRITISH LOOTING OF MORE THAN 100 OBJECTS

“Gold gleams throughout the Ashanti story: one wonders in retrospect whether the punitive expedition would have been quite so dedicated if the major product of Ashanti had been anything else but the potent lure.”  Russell Chamberlin. (1) Gold mask, 20…

Kwame Opoku – REFLECTIONS ON THE ABORTIVE QUEEN-MOTHER IDIA MASK AUCTION: TACTICAL WITHDRAWAL OR DECISION OF PRINCIPLE?

“The men and women of these countries have the right to recover these cultural assets which are part of their being”. (Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow, Former Director-General of UNESCO). read full text and view images at: http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_idia_mask_sale_cancellation.htm The cancellation notice of the…

Kwame Opoku – THEY ARE SELLING QUEEN-MOTHER IDIA MASK AND WE ARE ALL QUIET

Various media, including the Art Newspaper www.theartnewspaper.com, and the Financial Times http://www.ft.com/cms have reported that Sotheby’s, the auction house in London, will be auctioning a re-discovered masterpiece of Benin art, the ivory pendant of Queen-Mother Idia, on 17th February 2011…

Kwame Opoku – DO AFRICAN SCULPTURES EVER DIE? COMMENTS ON THE EXHIBITION “ODE AU GRAND ART AFRICAIN : LES STATUES MEURENT AUSSI”, PARIS

« L’art africain comme tout grand art, me dira-t-on, en tout cas plus que tout autre, et depuis si longtemps si ce n’est depuis toujours, est d’abord dans l’homme, dans l’émotion de l’homme transmise aux choses par l’homme et sa…

Kwame Opoku – REFLECTIONS ON THE CAIRO CONFERENCE ON RESTITUTION: ENCOURAGING BEGINNING

REFLECTIONS ON THE CAIRO CONFERENCE ON RESTITUTION: ENCOURAGING BEGINNING read full text at: http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_cairo_conference.htm The Conference on International Cooperation for the Protection and Repatriation of Cultural Heritage, 7-8 April 2010, Cairo, Egypt, ended with demands for the return of certain cultural…

savingantiquities: A Closer Look at China's Intentions: Reacting to the New York Times (plus response by Dr. Kwame Opoku)

A Closer Look at China’s Intentions: Reacting to the New York Times On December 17th, the New York Times published an article regarding China’s ongoing international mission to survey and examine Chinese antiquities taken from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace (or…

Kwame Opoku – NEFERTITI, IDIA, TIYE AND OTHERS REVISITED: NEFERTITI IN SPLENDID ISOLATION?

NEFERTITI, IDIA, TIYE AND OTHERS REVISITED: NEFERTITI IN SPLENDID ISOLATION? “The history of the bust of Nefertiti shows very clearly how hollow it can sound when Germans and other Europeans refer to legal principles in relation to the “Third World.”…

Kwame Opoku: IS ICOM BECOMING AN INSTRUMENT OF THE SO-CALLED UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS? COMMENTS ON STATEMENT BY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF ICOM THAT PARTHENON/ELGIN MARBLES SHOULD STAY IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM

IS ICOM BECOMING AN INSTRUMENT OF THE SO-CALLED UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS? COMMENTS ON STATEMENT BY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF ICOM THAT PARTHENON/ELGIN MARBLES SHOULD STAY IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM Those who have been following discussions on questions of restitution and preservation of cultural…