April 4, 2012
A reader responds to the article in the Guardian about the reasons why the Parthenon Marbles weren’t the only special case for restitution.
Series: Brief letters
Tuesday 3 April 2012 21.00 BST
Mike Pitts (Can we have our past back?, G2, 3 April) writes “it should be noted that none of the Parthenon sculptures can be set on the original building, they have to be exhibited in museums, wherever they may be”. There is only one appropriate museum, constructed in the hope of the sculptures’ eventual return: the excellent Acropolis museum. Here there is a full-scale reconstruction of the Parthenon, on the same alignment, and within view of it. The casts that now adorn it could be sent to Britain, and the originals returned to their rightful place.
- Why Neil MacGregor thinks the Parthenon Marbles will never return to Greece : March 1, 2003
- Lecture in Melbourne on the restitution of the Parthenon Marbles : March 29, 2012
- British Museum director say Marbles will never return to Greece : February 24, 2003
- Marbles Reunited exhibition opens in London : October 7, 2003
- Progress on the construction of the New Acropolis Museum : April 3, 2005
- Wallach Art Gallery exhibition inspired by New Acropolis Museum : November 30, 2009
- A digital reproduction of the Parthenon marbles : March 23, 2004
- Can the New Acropolis Museum escape its legal setbacks : December 7, 2003