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Nick Clegg - Britain's best option for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures?

Out of the candidates in the upcoming UK general election, Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats party has spoken out vociferously in the past in favour of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, as shown in this press release from 2002.

Embargo:    00.01, Wednesday 29th May, 2002

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SHOWS SUPPORT FOR THE RETURN OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES – RICHARD ALLAN MP

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The Elginism website is 5 years old

The Elginism website was set up in 2005 by the International Association's current treasurer, Matthew Taylor, with the aim of ccollating as many current articles relating to the Parthenon Sculptures & the campaign for their reunification in one single location.

This week, the website celebrates its fifth birthday. It now holds over 1500 articles about the issue, along with other related restitution cases.

You can read more about this story here.

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Parthenon frieze fragment returns to Palermo

The fragment from the Parthenon Frieze which was lent to Greece by the Palermo Museum has now been returned, despite initial hopes that the loan would be extended to become semi-permanent.

CULTURE: PARTHENON FRIEZE FRAGMENT RETURNS TO PALERMO

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Actor Pierce Brosnan supports Parthenon Marbles return

Pierce Brosnan has expressed support for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in an interview.

Interviewer: I have a question about the Parthenon Marbles which are now in the British Museum

Pierce: The Elgin Marbles?

Interviewer: The Parthenon, as we say…

Pierce: The Parthenon. They Should come back. They should come back. Sure. You should have them. They’re yours.

Read more about it here.

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New York lecture on the New Acropolis Museum

Dimitrios Pantermalis, the New Acropolis Museum's director, has given a lecture about the New Acropolis Museum in New York, to tie in with an exhibition there about the building.

Lecture on New Acropolis Museum in NY

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