The Greek government have issued a press release in the lead up to the meeting  of twelve national committees from around the world who are all working towards the return of the Elgin Marbles to Athens.
Greek Ministry of Culture 
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE
The Deputy Minister of Culture Mr. Petros Tatoulis along with the Chairs and the authorized members of the Committees for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles will be visiting the Acropolis on Friday 25th November 2005 and afterwards the building of the New Acropolis Museum, which is under construction.
The visit to the Acropolis will take place at 11.45 a.m. and to the site of the construction of the New Acropolis Museum at 12.30 p.m.
Afterwards, in the Weiler building (2-4 Makrygianni Str.) statements will be offered to the reporters by the Deputy Minister of Culture Mr. Petros Tatoulis and the Chair of the British Committee Mr. Anthony Snodgrass, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Cambridge University.
It is the first time that Chairs and authorized members of the Committees for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles visit our country, after the official invitation addressed to them by the Deputy Minister of Culture Mr. Petros Tatoulis.
The names of the Chairs and the authorized members of the Committees for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles who are visiting our country are the following:
CHAIRS AND ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEES FOR THE RETURN OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES
- GREAT BRITAIN
Chair: Anthony Snodgrass, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Cambridge University
Deputy Chair: Christopher Price, Former MP, Labor Party
Secretary: Eleni Cubitt, Director, Spouse of Founder of British Committee
Member: Matthew Taylor, Architect
- NEW ZEALAND
First Chair: Zisis Bruce Blades, Civil Engineer
Member: Angelos Papageorgiou, Lawyer. In place of Second President, Mr. Gerald O’Brien
Secretary: Dennis Menos, Retired Government Employee. In place of Chair of the Committee Stephen G. Miller, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Berkeley at California
Chair: Jennifer Bott, CEO, Australian Council for the Arts
Member: David Hill, Businessman
Chair: François Roelants du Vivier, Senator
Chair: Krister Kumlin, Diplomat, Senior Adviser to Swedish Government
Chair: Antonia Sofikitou, Professor of Modern Greek Literature, University of Palermo
Chair: Diogenis Valavanides, Economist
Chair: Alfonso Martinez Diez, Professor of Greek Studies, University of Madrid
Chair: Anna Marangou, Archaeologist
Member: David Sarkisyan, Director, Museum of Architecture, Moscow. In place of Chair of the Committee, sculptor Nikolai Nikogossian
Chair: Reinhard Stupperich, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Heidelberg
Member: Evangelos Konstantinou, Professor Emeritus of Byzantine Studies, University of Würzbrug