Social Media and Parthenon Sculptures

 

Sydney, 12 November 2013

 

Social Media and Parthenon Sculptures

 

The Online Community to interact with experts from around the world and have their say via Facebook and Twitter. 

 

The Premier of NSW, The Hon Barry O’Farrell MP will officially open the International Colloquy: “Parthenon. An Icon of Global Citizenship” on Friday, the 15th of November 2013 at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.
 
“Colloquy” is the latin word for “speaking together” and the organisers of this event are trying to extend this conversation out of the limiting boundaries of a lecture hall. Using popular Social Media platforms like Facebook and Twitter we will try to include a larger number of participants on the four key workshop topics: EDUCATION, LITIGATION, ACTIVISM & ECONOMY. Participants will be able to follow the online conversation and discuss/comment in real time.
 
The event is hosted by the International Organising Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles Inc www.parthenonmarblesaustralia.org.au with the support of the American Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures www.parthenonmarblesusa.org  and the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles www.parthenonuk.com

 

Created over 2000 years ago, by the same people that introduced the concept of Democracy to humanity, the Parthenon immediately became an icon of global citizenship. Its influence continues in modern times as we see attempts to replicate its stature in famous buildings around the world. The temple of Athena has become a symbol of Eternal Perfection arising out of the marriage of Aesthetics and Science.  Speakers from a number of countries around the world will share their thoughts and expertise on the significance of the Parthenon as a monument of global significance and the importance of restoring its narrative via the reunification of its sculpture collection.
 
More information is available on the event’s website: www.parthenonmarblesaustralia.org.au/colloquy2013