The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens - London debate 11 June 2012

 

The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens - the IO2 debate took place on 11 June 2012 at Cadogan Hall in London.

http://hitchfry.intelligencesquared.com/

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. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18373312

http://www.leftfootforward.org/2012/06/stephen-fry-parthenon-marbles/

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Congratulations to all concerned!

http://artinfo.com

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