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January 15, 2004

New campaign to Reunite the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 1:56 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

The high profile London launch of the Marbles Reunited campaign has been covered both in the UK & abroad. Hopefully, it will help to rapidly bring about reunification of all the surviving Parthenon sculptures in Athens.

From:
The Straits Times (Singapore)

Britain urged to return Parthenon marbles

LONDON – Activists launched a fresh bid on Wednesday to persuade the British Museum to return the ancient sculptures known as the Parthenon marbles to Greece, saying even a loan would be a huge step forward.

The activists, whose group is called Marbles Reunited, said Greece had suggested that the museum retain ownership of and control over the works but display them on long-term loan at a new museum being built at the Acropolis in Athens.
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Cook rediscovers his ethics

Posted at 1:53 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

Robin Cooks support for the return of the Elgin Marbles has stirred up controversy – but he is seen once more as someone who stands for his own principles.

From:
Financial Times

Observer – UK
Published: January 15 2004 20:42 | Last Updated: January 15 2004 20:42
Cook finds his marbles

Three years after leaving the Foreign Office, Robin Cook seems to be rediscovering his ethics. First he resigned over the Iraq war. Now he’s taken an interest in the Elgin marbles, whose return to Greece he never contemplated while he was in a position to deliver them as part of his “ethical foreign policy”.

Cook is already a hero in Greece, one of Europe’s most anti-American countries, for his anti-war stance. Observer hears he embraced the marbles at a recent meeting in Athens of the party of European Socialists, of which he is president.
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January 14, 2004

Why Greece should be trusted to look after the Elgin Marbles

Posted at 2:41 pm in Elgin Marbles, Greece Archaeology, Marbles Reunited

Following the London launch of the Marbles Reunited campaign. the present Lord Elgin is stating that the Greeks can not be trusted to protect their heritage. This view is not only xenophobic, suggesting that only the British are capable of looking after such artefacts, but also ignores the reasons behind things that have happened in the past, merely focusing on a biased synopsis of the results & then making predictions on the future from this.

From:
The Scotsman

Wed 14 Jan 2004
10:36am (UK)
Greece Too Untrustworthy for Marbles – Lord Elgin
By Jamie Lyons, Political Correspondent, PA News

Greece cannot be trusted to look after the Elgin marbles, a descendant of the man who brought them to Britain claimed today.

The current Lord Elgin said the Greeks had failed to protect the famous artefacts from pollution and should not be given the rest back.
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Marbles Reunited campaign will not alter government position

Posted at 2:38 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited, New Acropolis Museum

The British Government has stated that their stance on the issue of the Elgin Marbles will not be altered by the launch today of the Marbles Reunited campaign in London.

From:
The Scotsman

Wed 14 Jan 2004
3:56pm (UK)
Elgin Marbles: UK Unmoved by Latest Appeal
By Anita Singh and Jamie Lyons, PA News

A new campaign to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece was launched today but was met with indifference by the British Government.

Organisers of the Marbles Reunited campaign want to see the 2,500-year-old treasures returned in time for this year’s Olympic Games in Athens.
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Athens Olympics may hasten resolution of Elgin Marbles return

Posted at 2:35 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

Campaigners suggest that the Olympics in Athens later this year may well act as a catalyst to help speed the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.

From:
Reuters

Games may force move on Elgin Marbles
Wed 14 January, 2004 18:06
By Peter Apps

LONDON (Reuters) – This summer’s Olympics in Athens will deliver a huge boost to efforts to persuade Britain to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece, campaigners say.

Public support in Britain for the sculptures to be returned is growing anyway, a poll showed this week, and August’s games can only intensify the pressure at a time when Britain is also aiming to gain support for its own Olympic bid.
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New Elgin Marbles reunification campaign launches in London

Posted at 2:25 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

More coverage of the launch of the Marbles Reunited campaign in London today. One of the main points of this campaign is that it unites the various existing organisations in the UK fighting for the return of the marbles under one common name.

From:
BBC News

Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 January, 2004, 09:06 GMT
Elgin marbles campaign launches

A campaign to return the Elgin marbles to Greece is launched on Wednesday.

Run by umbrella organisation Marbles Reunited, it is based on research suggesting three out of every four British people want them returned.
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Robin Cook supports the campaign to return the Elgin Marbles

Posted at 2:00 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

One of the key features of the launch of Marbles Reunited was the strong expresion of support for the issue by Robin Cook MP.

From:
Macedonian Press Agency

WEDNESDAY, 14 JANUARY 2004
ROBIN COOK IN FAVOR OF THE RETURN OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES
London, 14 January 2004 (16:56 UTC+2)

British former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook in an article signed by him and published on London’s newspaper “Evening Standard” calls on the British government to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

The article is published in view of the opinion poll publicized today according to which, 80% of the British agree with the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
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Marbles Reunited campaign calls for return of Parthenon Sculptures

Posted at 1:46 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited, New Acropolis Museum

The Marbles Reunited campaign, launched today in London, sets out a clear agenda for why the marbles should be reunified in Athens.

From:
The Scotsman

Wed 14 Jan 2004
6:25pm (UK)
Battle Renewed over Disputed Elgin Marbles
By Nell Raven, PA Features

Branded the “theft of the century” in some quarters, the Elgin Marbles controversy has created friction between Britain and Greece for almost 200 years.

Now the flames of the age-old dispute are being fanned again with the launch of a new campaign to return the 2,500-year-old relics to Greece.
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January 13, 2004

Should Lord Elgin’s actions be praised

Posted at 1:56 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

Predictably, the Daily Telegraph suggests that the Parthenon Marbles only exist because of the selfless actions of Lord Elgin in rescuing them. I’m not sure how the surviving sculptures in Athens fit into this theory however.

From:
Daily Telegraph

Tuesday 13 January 2004
Give Elgin his due and Athens the Marbles
By Jim White
(Filed: 12/01/2004)

The woman in the information centre when I was in Athens recently was very keen to know my nationality.

“Are you British?” she said, after I asked her in English for a tourist map. I said I was.

“In that case,” she said, “we have special ones for you.”

And she pulled from a pile under her desk a publication similar in every way to that offered to American, Australian and Canadian visitors to her wonderful city. Except, instead of a picture of the Acropolis on the front cover, the version for Brits had a lengthy essay which was no more than a vituperative assault on our nation.
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New Parthenon Marbles reunification campaign due to launch

Posted at 1:49 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

The Marbles Reunited campaign is due to launch in London in the next few days.

From:
The Scotsman

Mon 12 Jan 2004
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BOSWELL’S DIARY
Edited by Edward Black

[…]

It’s all Greek – unless you’ve lost your marbles

AN ADMIRABLE campaign to reunite the marble sculptures removed from Greece by Lord Elgin over 200 years ago is currently passing through Edinburgh in the shape of a virtual exhibition at the Dundas Street Gallery.

The display was organised by British campaigners who believe that the Elgin Marbles, housed at the British Museum, in London, should be returned to the Acropolis Museum, in Athens, especially as it hosts the 2004 Olympics. The reconstruction, called Marbles Reunited, shows the marbles in London in colour while those in Athens, where they adorned the temple of Athena 2,500 years ago, are in white.
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New poll highlights UK support for Elgin Marbles restitution

Posted at 1:43 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

A new poll commissioned by the Marbles Reunited campaign highlights the ever increasing level of support by the British public for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

From:
Kathimerini (English Edition)

Monday January 12, 2004
Poll finds UK support on Marbles

Stepping up its bid for the return of the Elgin, or Parthenon, marbles from the British Museum to Athens before the Summer Olympics, Greece has hired the world’s fourth biggest public relations firm, reports from London said yesterday, adding that a first poll commissioned by the company found that some 80 percent of Britons backs the Greek campaign.

Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos expressed “joy” at the findings of the poll published in the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph.
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January 12, 2004

Huge support for Marbles return shown in new poll

Posted at 2:02 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

A new poll shows that the vast majority of people in Britain now feel that the Elgin Marbles should be returned to Athens.

From:
The Times

January 11, 2004
Public shows huge support for return of Elgin marbles
Richard Brooks, Arts Editor

NEARLY three-quarters of people believe the Elgin marbles, which have been in the British Museum since 1816, should be returned to Greece, according to a poll to be published this week.

Support rises to more than 80% for a suggestion that they be loaned to Athens with the museum retaining ownership, the survey by ICM shows.
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