November 2, 2007

A museum’s dialogue with antiquity

Posted at 1:40 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Feedback in the International Herald Tribune following Nicolai Ouroussoff’s article on the New Acropolis Museum

International Herald Tribune

Return the marbles
Published: November 2, 2007

Return the marbles

Feature articles by Nicolai Ouroussoff are always an exquisite reading pleasure.

In “A museum’s dialogue with antiquity” (Oct. 31) the reader is immediately overwhelmed by the amazing way with which the Swiss-born architect, Bernard Tschumi, succeeded in blending the new museum with the landscape of the Acropolis.

In this context, the sad story of the Elgin Marbles is so poignant that you cannot escape feeling that the sculptures should be returned to Greece as soon as possible.

Ouroussoff’s narrative may be the most convincing and telling piece of evidence in the case for returning this looted art. I hope his plea will be heard.

Andreas Steck Bottmingen, Switzerland

I commend Nicolai Ouroussoff for his superb article. It is rare that I come across an architectural review that conveys such a sense of life and emotion.

I can’t decide now if I must go see the museum or if I feel like I have already been there.

Joel Simon, Paris

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Possibly related articles

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URL

Leave a Comment

We want to hear your views. Be as critical or controversial as you like, but please don't get personal or offensive. Remember this is for feedback and constructive discussion!
Comments may be edited or removed if they do not meet these guidelines. Repeat offenders will be blocked from posting further comments. Any comment deemed libellous by Elginism's editors will be removed.
The commenting system uses some automatic spam detection and occasionally comments do not appear instantly - please do not repost comments if they do not show up straight away