March 29, 2012

Lecture in Melbourne on the restitution of the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 4:51 pm in Elgin Marbles, Events

As part of the Antipodes Festival, the Greek Community in Melbourne is organising a lecture on the Parthenon Marbles, which will take place on 1st April.


Lecture on the restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
28 Mar 2012

The Greek Community of Melbourne together with the Antipodes Festival invites you to attend A Lecture on the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles.

The issue of the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles continues to be the world’s most celebrated cultural property dispute. Since Lord Elgin took them, their history has been the subject of both neglect and controversy.

Now in the British Museum, they’ve been rendered mere artefacts in a distinctly British construction of world history and their place in it.

Mr Emanuel J. Comino, chairman and founder of the International Organising Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles in Australia will speak about the importance of returning these sculptures to the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

A Lecture on the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles will take place on Sunday 1 April at 3:00 pm at the Greek Community Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. RSVP by Thursday 29 March by phone to (03) 9662 2722 or email:

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