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UK Labor Leader Says He ‘Would Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece’ If Elected

In a surprise announcement, UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn told Greek newspaper Ta Nea that he would return the Parthenon sculpture, also known as the Elgin Marbles, to Greece if elected. “They were made in Greece, and that is where they were for thousands of years until they were taken by Lord Elgin. We should be engaged in…

Rodin and the Parthenon Marbles

tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2018/05/rodin-and-parthenon-marbles_15.html The news wires have been buzzing over the past eighteen months as pressure mounts on the world’s so-called ‘universal museums’ to return objects acquired during the colonial era. Even French president Emanuel Macron has stepped into the fray, vowing to return French museum collections of ethnographic material to their African countries of origin. Barely a…

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? | Effrosyni’s Blog

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? effrosinimoss.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/why-is-lord-elgin-an-abomination-to-the-greeks/ by Effrosyni Moschoudi To the Greeks, the name Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, is an abomination, the likes perhaps, of only Lucifer himself. Lord Elgin, as he is more famously known, is notorious in my country for his enormous blundering appetite that was coupled…

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? | Effrosyni's Blog

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? effrosinimoss.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/why-is-lord-elgin-an-abomination-to-the-greeks/ by Effrosyni Moschoudi To the Greeks, the name Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, is an abomination, the likes perhaps, of only Lucifer himself. Lord Elgin, as he is more famously known, is notorious in my country for his enormous blundering appetite that was coupled…

Lord Elgin and the misappropriated manuscripts, a forgotten history

In William St. Clair’s fascinating, and very well documented book Lord Elgin & The Marbles; the controversial history of the Parthenon sculptures (third revised edition, 1998) one can read an account about the illicit removal of ancient manuscripts: “Professor Carlyle had been attached to Lord Elgin’s Embassy by the government for the specific purpose of…

Russell Darnley – Analysing the British Museum’s historical revisionism in Elgin’s own words

2015-09-11 11:47 GMT+02:00 russell darnley <maxdarn@gmail.com>: The  Revisionist Position Current Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor is the architect of a revisionist rubber band theory of history. When all else fails and the arguments that the Greeks can’t look after the Parthenon Marbles, or have no place to keep them, can no longer be…

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 but the precedent any return would set for museums around the world. The British Museum…

Greece states (or does it not?) that it will drop ownership claims on Parthenon Marbles

In an interview with The Times, Greece’s Culture Minister, Pavlos Geroulanos, has indicated that he may be willing to set aside the issue of ownership, in order to facilitate serious talks with the British Museum about the reunification of the Elgin Marbles. Later reports from Greece have however indicated that this attribution was made in…

Julien Anfruns (director general of the International Council of Museums) defends the Athens friezes staying in the British Museum

Julien Anfruns defends the Athens friezes staying in the British Museum Saul Fernandez_One of the debates without any apparently immediate solution is the one proposing that big museums return the property extracted/taken (esquilmados) during the years during which artistic conscience did not exist.  One of the most noted cases in this area is the transfer…

Is Greece Losing its Elgin Marbles? The battle between antiquities-loving and antiquities-producing countries continues.

BY SUSAN EMERLING | AUGUST 21, 2009 The culture war between antiquities-importing countries and those whose soils harbor archaeological treasures has flared up again. This time, the battle isn’t over recently looted artifacts returned by a chastened American museum to their country of origin. Instead, it is over the June opening of Athens’ New Acropolis…

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2009/08/parthenon-sculptures-hitchens-and-cuno.html: The Parthenon sculptures: Hitchens and Cuno in debate

The Parthenon sculptures: Hitchens and Cuno in debate http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2009/08/parthenon-sculptures-hitchens-and-cuno.html At the end of July Christopher Hitchens and James Cuno were in debate over the Parthenon sculptures. Hitchens argues for the reunification of the sculptures that were intended to be seen as a unity. These would be displayed in the Acropolis Museum adjacent to the acropolis.…

Acropolis Museum row

This is going to be a very uncomfortable week for Britain. Greece’s Culture Minister, Antonis Samaras, has stoked up the pressure by rejecting what he claimed was an offer by the British Museum to loan some of the sculptures that were hacked from the Parthenon at the turn of the 19th Century. The British Museum…

Picking up the Parthenon pieces. Tom Flynn – www.artknows.co.uk

Picking up the Parthenon pieces FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009 On a recent visit to Stockholm I heard how the marvellously energetic Swedish Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles have on two previous occasions returned to Athens small fragments from the Parthenon that had been picked up as souvenirs by Swedish nationals during visits…

Athens home fit for the Elgin Marbles

  * A man has been arrested after tearing the head off a wax figure of Adolf Hitler at a newly opened branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/28f9bf36dd75996a?hl=en * Kwame Opoku: EVEN THE FRIENDS OF AFRICA CANNOT ENTIRELY AVOID THE PREJUDICES EMBEDDED IN EUROPEAN CULTURE ABOUT AFRICA AND AFRICANS: REVIEW OF AFRIKA – KUNST…

Parthenon marbles. Book review: Stealing Athena

  * Museum theft. PALM SPRINGS – After a lengthy investigation and a conviction, several Indian artifacts valued at $140,000 to $160,000 were returned Friday to their rightful owners. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/242cc8ea4a1bd8ab?hl=en * Museum theft Austria. Im Papiermachermuseum in Steyrermühl haben unbekannte Täter wertvolle Beute gemacht. Sie stahlen 40 Bleibarren, wie sie bei historischen Druckmaschinen Verwendung fanden.…

Stelios in bid to reunite Parthenon Marbles

* US, Boston. Police seek stolen painting “Madonna and Child,” that may be an original Reni was stolen from an Adin Street residence over an October weekend in 2006  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/5057cdfbea59f190?hl=en * Two Picassos stolen in Brazil  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/0f35e9751210af58?hl=en * Torah scroll theft in Missouri similar to Kenosha theft  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/5b70e89af14190e1?hl=en * LONDON, June 13 — http://www.trace.com, an…

Elgin (oops: PARTHENON) Marbles were made by Englishman, claims Oxford don

By Percy Flarge, Artnose Cultural Heritage correspondent full text with images: http://www.artnose.org/elgin.htm THE ELGIN MARBLES were made by an English sculptor and are therefore definitively English and should stay in Britain, according to new research by the renowned Oxford archaeologist Dr Rex Tooms. Dr Tooms’s research has uncovered fresh evidence that Pheidias, the Greek sculptor…

Greece is stepping up the pressure on Britain to return one of the ancient world's most valued treasures: the Elgin Marbles, sculptures removed from the Parthenon in the early 1800s and housed in the British Museum.

Greece to Britain: Hand over artwork By Jeffrey Stinson, USA TODAY LONDON — Greece announced earlier this month that, after years of delays, it would open its new Acropolis Museum in Athens in September. The modern structure would allow it to properly display and preserve the sculptures from the fifth century B.C.

Acropolis Museum an unfinished project: The opening of a Greek museum in September will exert pressure on Britain to return priceless artifacts plundered from Athens' ancient Acropolis

Located on a flat rock in the heart of Athens, the 5th-century BC structure is a beacon of antiquity that will soon be complemented by a modern museum at the southern foot of the Sacred Rock. According to Greece’s Minister of Culture Mihalis Liapis, the transfer of antiquities to the Acropolis Museum will be finished in…