Thank you for showing an interest in the Parthenon Marbles. If you have further queries about the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and would like to help, there are several different ways in which you can get involved with the campaign. We are extremely grateful to all those who have helped so far, no matter how small the contribution.
Write to your MP - You can write a letter to your local MP saying that you would like to see the British Government return the Marbles to Greece and asking them what they plan to do to help. British MPs must respond to every letter they receive from their constituents, so this is one of the most important things you can do.
If you would like to write your own letter, address it to your MP, and send it to:
House of Commons
If you do not know your MP's name you may try ringing the House of Commons or looking on their website for it.
The House of Commons web page can also locate your local MP for you simply by typing in your postcode. The web site address to do this is www.parliament.uk
If you are not based in the United Kingdom, you may contact your own politicians, or the British Consulate, in your residing country.
We are truly indebted to those who support our work and are grateful for all donations, no matter how small. If you would like to make a donation, please send a cheque or postal order (payable to "BCRPM") to:
Eddie O'Hara, BCRPM Chairman, Flat 2, 143 Olive Road, London NW2
The August 2008 Mori poll results:
69% of those familiar with the marbles debate support return, as
opposed to 19% who oppose it (50% of the 2,109 people asked had
knowledge of the marbles debate).
When asked - If there was a referendum on whether the Marbles
should be returned to Greece, how would you vote? The full 2,109 sample said the following:
Return to Greece - 47%
Keep them - 10%
Don't know - 16%
Would not vote - 27%
Since 2002 (the last time the research was conducted) there has
been a significant shift of +7%pts in favour of returning the Marbles to
Greece. At the same time, there has been a drop of 6%pts of those
wishing to retain the Marbles.
This is despite the fact that there is no greater awareness now of the issue than there was six years ago - highlighting a swing in public opinion amongst those who follow the debate.
A year after its opening, the new Acropolis Museum has received 2,010,641 visitors (*data valid as of 18 July 2010)