Parthenon Marbles

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“The Parthenon Sculptures are a product of theft and therefore, Greece will never recognise ownership and possession by the British Museum” Lina Mendoni, Greek Minister of Culture World Culture Day 2020 – the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in cooperation with the International Committees for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures, opened a new chapter […]

The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet is described as “stolen Iraqi property” in a civil complaint filed Monday. Federal authorities say the tablet was illegally imported into the US and they want the rare artifact returned to Iraq. The artifact was sold to a US craft store for $1.6 million in an auction for display in the […]

A recent opinion was published by Molly Roberts, Editorial Writer, Washington Post. A well written article which deserves attention. The author among other well-made points, writes: “The problem Bruce’s beneficiaries have now run into is that those one-time “barbarians” have transformed into the rightful inheritors of Hellas. Greece is today revered as the cradle of […]

Ancient Greek Elgin Marbles are on display at the British Museum in London, removed from the Parthenon by Elgin early 1800s, which has sparked a long-running dispute between Greece and Britain. Now the Greek efforts are intensified with the upcoming Brexit. The 27 EU countries hardened their positions and among other clauses, the Draft Brexit […]

Guidance on restitution and repatriation for UK museums. It seems there is some movement by the UK government and the Arts Council England, soliciting “new guidance for the UK museum sector on the restitution and repatriation of cultural objects“. The following solicitation has been posted on 10-Jan-2020 to Contracts Finding by  The Arts Council England […]

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