2012 Archived News

The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens, IQ2 debate

12 June 2012

The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens - the Intelligence2 debate took place on 11 June 2012 at Cadogan Hall in London.


As always in any debate on the plight of the fragmented Parthenon Sculptures, the vote to return the sculptures currently in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum to the join those in the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, was won by a majority vote. At last nights debate it was  384 for to 125 against.



Congratulations to all concerned!


In calling for the sculptures to be reunited in Athens, where they originated and where they still belong, we can put right a two hundred year old wrong. This magnanimous act on behalf of the British Museum would recognise that cultural diplomacy is alive and well and perhaps more importantly that in Britain we do appreciate that this peerless work of art is unnecessarily fragmented - mainly between two great museums, the British Museum in London and the Acropolis Museum in Athens.  BCRPM