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Books

If you are interested in reading more on the subject of the Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles, we highly recommend the following books:

 

The Universal Museum: A valid model for the 21st century? 

by Tom Flynn, 2012

The Universal Museum    The concept of the Universal Museum is at the heart of current debates about cultural property. Art historian Dr Tom Flynn has written a brief history of the concept of the Universal Museum, tracing its roots back to the European Enlightenment. His essay questions the viability of these vast collections in an increasingly 'globalised' world. Many universal museums are struggling to respond to developing nations seeking to recover the material evidence of their past, much of which was appropriated during the imperial age. The case of the Parthenon Marbles is examined in detail. To buy a copy email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit

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The Parthenon Marbles: The case for the Reunification, Christopher Hitchens, 2008

Controversial and well known author Christopher Hitchen's book is one of the most complete single tomes on the subject. It is thorough, well researched and cleverly argued, recounting the history of these precious sculptures and making the case for their return to Greece. It aims to draw out the artistic, moral, legal and political perspectives of the argument.

Don't miss the  latest edition of this book 'The Parthenon Marbles, the Case for Reunification'. This third edition  is dedicated to architect James Cubitt and opens with a new and powerful preface by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. Christopher Hitchens has also added a thought provoking introduction. The third edition was launched in  in May 2008, in London. This was organised by the BCRPM at Chatham House.

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LORD ELGIN AND THE MARBLES, William St Clair, 1998

Based on a detailed study of both original records and recent discoveries, this text offers an historical account of the extraordinary circumstances in which the Elgin Marbles were acquired, of the tremendous impact which they made on modern appreciation of Greek art, and of the bitter reaction of Napoleon, Byron, and many others. Further, it is widely accepted as the definitive work on 'the cleaning' of the Marbles. William St. Clair is a fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge."

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The Return of Cultural Treasures, DR Jeanetter Greenfield, 2007 (3rd Ed.)

In this important and pioneering work, Jeanette Greenfield analyses and discusses the historical, legal and political issues surrounding a wide cross-section of cases. This second edition brings the story up to date, with new material on art treasures and museums in Russia after the break-up of the Soviet Union, the claims to the Vatican of the Hebrew Manuscripts, and the saga of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Thinking about the Elgin Marbles, John Merryman, 2000

This book begins with a critical re-examination of the rival Greek and British claims to the Elgin Marbles. The case study identifies the questions that still dominate the growing international debate about cultural property policy and are explored in subsequent essays. The author examines in particular the law and policy relating to cultural property export controls and the evolution and development of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on the Return of Stolen and Illegally Exported Cultural Property.

This book does not support the aims of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles. However, we feel it is important to provide a counter view.

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Web Sites

We also recommend visiting the following web sites which will provide you with more information on the Parthenon Marbles:

The Melina Merkouri Foundation
The MELINA MERCOURI FOUNDATION, adopting the fundamental ideas of the policy that Melina Mercouri planned and implemented when she was Minister of Culture, aspires to contribute to the promotion and dissemination of Greek culture in Greece and abroad.

 


www.uk.digiserve.com/mentor/marbles - This site, run by Ian Swindale, first took the cause for the return of the Parthenon Marbles on to the Internet. The site has a significant amount of information on the subject together with a gallery of pictures, and a guestbook for visitor comments.                                                                                

Guardian Special Report - A special report on the Parthenon Marbles by the Guardian newspaper. This also includes an interactive online guide.

UNESCO - With considerable information on the Parthenon as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and annual reports on the progress of restitution of cultural property.

The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Restoration Project

 Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism 

European Commission - European Capitals of Culture




Committees

 

American Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, Inc

Honorary Chairmen: the Hon. Michael S Dukanis andDr Stephen G. Miller

President & Legal Advisor: Michael J. Reppas

Address: 7850 NW 146th Street , Suite 501, Miami Lakes, FL 33016

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Tel +305 822 8422

Website: www.parthenonsculpturesusa.org

 

Brazilian Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

Contact: Tereza Virgínia Ribeiro Barbosa

Address: Faculdade de Letras, Gabinete 3051, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Presidente Antônio Carlos 6627, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, CEP- 31270 010

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Website: www.esculturasdopartenonbr.gr.eu.org

 

Canadian Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles

Chair: Steve Ashton

Tel: + +1 204 945 4067

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Website: www.parthenoncanada.ca

 

Chilian Committee for the Return of the Marbles

Chair: Mr. Gabriel Valdes Subercaseaux, senator

Address: San Crescente 551, Las Condes, Santiago- Chile

Tel: + 00562 2806700/005632504263, Fax: + 00562 2349211/005622326860

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Website: www.grecia.cl

 

Cypriot Committee for the Return of the Marbles

Chair: Mrs Anna Marangou, archaeologist

Address: 16, Messologiou Str., 1100 Nicosia - Cyprus

Tel: +35 72 2774769, Fax: +35 72 2775299

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Finnish Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Sculptures (Parthenonin veistosten palauttamiskomitea ry)

President: Ole Norrback Vice-President: Mika Kajava

Secretary: Mika Rissanen Treasurer: Teodora Oker-Blom

Address: Penttilankatu 26 D, FIN – 45120, Kouvola, Finland

Tel: + 358 (0)50 5914 250

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Website: http://parthenon.fi/

 

French Committee for the Return of the Marbles

Chair: Prof. Hélène Ahrweiler

Vice- Chair: Mrs Donatelli Andreani

Address: 434 Avenue du Prado, 13008 Marseille, France

Tel/Fax: +33 491762213

 

German Committee for the Return of the Marbles

Chair: Mr. Reinhard Stupperich, professor

Address: Europäisches Zentrum für wissenschaftliche, ökumenische und kulturelle Zusammenarbeit e.V., Postfach 11 02 35, D-97029 Würzburg - Germany

Tel: + 49 9311 6929

Fax: + 49 9311 5678

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International Organising Committee-AUSTRALIA-For the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles, Inc

Founder and Chairman: Emanuel J Comino AM

Secretary: Gina Choutis

Address: PO Box 177, Kogarah NSW 1485 (Sydney) Australia

52 Carlton Crescent, Kogarah Bay NSW 2217 (Sydney) Australia

Tel: +61 (2) 9588 4144, Fax: +61 (2) 9588 4188

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Website: www.parthenonmarblesaustralia.org.au

 

International Organising Committee (New Zealand) for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

President: Mr.Gerald O' Brien

Seretary: Mrs Neove Christoforou

Address: PO Box 14011, Kilbirnie,Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Tel: + 64 43801236, Fax: + 64 4385328

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International Committee Head Quarters (Australians) for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

President: Mr. David Hill

Address: 107 Clovelly Road, Randwick 2031, New South Wales, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9399 99020412 197 375

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Website: www.parthenonaustralia.com & www.parthenoninternational.org

 

Italian Committee for the Return of the Marbles

Chair: Mrs Antonia Sofikitou, professor

Address: Communita Ellenica Siciliana "TRINACRIA", Corso Vittorio Emmanuele 48 90133 Palermo - Italia

Tel: +39 91 425225/8574873, Fax: +39 91 308996/8574873

 

Marbles Reunited

Chair: Andrew George

Campaign Manager:Maria Pullinger Koutsikou

Address: 2nd Floor, 21 New Row, London WC2N 4LE

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Website: www.marblesreunited.org

 

 

Russian Committee for the Return of the Marbles

Chair: Mr.Nikolai Nikogosian Vice Chair: Mr David Sarkissian

Address: ul. Molostovykh,16-kor.3, kv.59, 111558, Moscow - Russia

Tel: +70 95 2035206 / +70 95 2919993, Fax: +70 95 2344604

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Website: www.Parthenon.ru

 

Serbian Committtee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Chair: Mr. Diogenis D. Valavanidis

Address: Kneginje Zorke 64 –IV, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

Tel:+38 163 8351634/247353, Fax: +38 163 3446240

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Website: www.parthenonserbia.org.vu

 

Spanish Committee for the Return of the Marbles

Chair: Ìr. Alfonso Martinez Diez, professor

Address: San Maximo 31, 28041 Madrid - Spain

Tel: +34 60 7546229, Fax: +34 91 5003185

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Swedish Committee for Return of the Marbles

Chair: Mr Krister Kumlin, former Ambassador in Greece

Address: Sandhamnsgatan 36, 11528 Stockholm - Sweden

Tel: + 46 8 6603039, Fax: + 46 8 6616593

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Website: www.svenskaparthenon.se

 

Swiss Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles (Comité Suisse pour le Retourdes Marbres du Parthénon)

President: Professor Dusan Sidjanski

Advisor to the Presidency: Fabrizio Micalizzi

Secretary and Treasurer: Patricia van Gene

Address: 40 Rue le Corbusier, 1208 Geneva, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0)22 710 6600

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Website: www.parthenon-suisse.ch