UNESCO Conference on Antiquities Repatriation


“During the four-day event, president of the Acropolis Museum D. Pantermalis and director general M. Andreadaki-Vlazaki presented Greece’s appeal to the British Museum for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, to be housed at the modern Acropolis Museum.

According to an announcement published by the Ministry of Culture, representative of the British side was Mrs Bauer who “repeated the already known arguments of the British Museum, that marbles are under supervision and management of the Museum which is the only legal administrator of the marbles, according to the Brits.” However, Mrs Bauer “appeared positive on Greek suggestion to present in 3D the frieze of the temple, parts of which are displayed in both Athens and London.””

See entire article at: http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/06/27/unesco-conference-on-antiquities-repatriation/

Comment: The British Museum appears to be maintaining its stance on “virtual repatriation” whereby sending photographs and other images of cultural objects is the only permissible type of repatriation for the Parthenon Marbles (Elgin Marbles).