At a meeting in Athens last November , various national committees for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles agreed to collaborate to form the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures . At the time of the formation of the association, it was always intended that other organisations could also become members. The members of the International Association have now agreed that the Brazilian Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles should join the international committee, making it the thirteenth member.
Brazil joins the international campaign for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.
Issued globally on Sun, 2006-05-07 15:50
May 6, 2006
Today it was announced that The Brazilian Committee the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles 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 and esteemed group to the international campaign. The Executive of the Brazilian committee includes
Emeritus President: Jacyntho Lins Brandao, Professor of Greek Literature, Federal University of Minas Gerais.
President: Tereza Virginia Ribeiro Barbosa, Professor of Greek Literature, Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Vice President: Celina Figueiredo Lage, Translator of Greek Literature and Independent researcher.
Secretary: Antonio Martinez de Rezende, Professor of Latin Language, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Treasurer: Imaculada Maria Guimaraes Kangussu, Professor of Philosophy, Federal University of Ouro Preto
Brazil joins other nations as Members of the International Association including Australia, Belgium, Britain, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Sweden and the USA.