International Association

Finland joins the international campaign for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

NEWS UPDATE
December 29th, 2008

Today it was announced that The Finnish Committee the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles (Parthenonin Veistosten Palauttamiskomitea Ry) has joined the International Association for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

The Chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, David Hill said he welcomed the addition of the organisation to the international campaign. The Executive of the Finnish committee includes:

President: Ole Norrback, ex Finnish ambassador at Athens

Vice President: Mika Kajava, Professor of classical languages

Secretary: Mika Rissanen, History teacher and non-fiction writer

Treasurer: Teodora Oker-Blom, Science library manager

The International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures now has seventeen members from sixteen countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. Contact details for the Finnish Committee can be found on their members page.

Switzerland joins the international campaign for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

NEWS UPDATE
December 15th, 2008

Today it was announced that The Swiss Committee the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (Comité Suisse pour le Retour des Marbres du Parthénon) has joined the International Association for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

The Chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, David Hill said he welcomed the addition of the organisation to the international campaign. The Executive of the Swiss committee includes:

President: Professor Dusan Sidjanski

Vice President: Me Olivier Vodoz

Secretary: Fabrizio Micalizzi

Treasurer: Michèle Lubicz-Davet

The International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures now has sixteen members from fifteen countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the USA. Contact details for the Swiss Committee can be found on their members page.

Marbles Reunited joins the international campaign for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

NEWS UPDATE

November 11th 2008

Today it was announced that British based Marbles Reunited campaign has joined the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

The Chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, David Hill said he welcomed the addition of such an esteemed group to the international campaign.

The Executive of Marbles Reunited includes:

Emeritus President: Eddie O'Hara MP.

Chair: Andrew George MP

Marbles Reunited is a British based campaign for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles. The official full name of the committee is: Marbles Reunited - Friends of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles. From 2001 until 2006, Marbles Reunited was known as Parthenon 2004.

The aims of Marbles Reunited are: "To promote by any lawful means the case for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. and to that end, to support The British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) in its lawful activities." Marbles Reunited runs their own campaign, but works closely with the BCRPM as required - the two organisations complement one another by targeting different aspects of the issue, with each having their own strengths & weaknesses.

Marbles Reunited is governed by a constitution & membership is open for a small annual subscription charge to anyone who supports the aims of the organisation. Marbles Reunited currently has over 60 members.

The addition of Marbles Reunited to the International Association brings the total number of members to fifteen.

Contact details for Marbles Reunited can be found on their member's page

What is the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures?

In November 2005, at a meeting was held in Greece attended by twelve national associations from around the world for the reunification of the Parthenon sculpures. At this meeting the decision was taken to form an International Association that was able to represent the shared views of the national organisations on an international level. Seventeen countries are currently represented in the International Committee:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Marbles Reunited (Britain)
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • USA

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