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February 11, 2014

George Clooney on the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 2:02 pm in Elgin Marbles

More coverage of George Clooney’s statements about the Parthenon Marbles & how he believes that they should be returned to Greece.

George Clooney

George Clooney

From:
Guardian

George Clooney backs return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece
Actor says it would be “very nice” if the British Museum reptriates ancient frieze removed by Lord Elgin in 19th century
Maev Kennedy
The Guardian, Sunday 9 February 2014 20.16 GMT

George Clooney has strolled into one of the most bitter and longest-running controversies in the heritage world, saying it would be “very nice” if the British Museum sent the Parthenon Marbles back to Greece.

Clooney, at the Berlin Film Festival promoting The Monuments Men, the story of an Allied team trying to save artefacts from the Nazis, was asked by a Greek reporter whether Britain should return the Marbles.
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April 16, 2012

Ridiculous statements about the Parthenon Marbles in letter to Metro

Posted at 8:02 am in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

I’m struggling to understand whether the content of this letter was intended as a joke, or whether there are really still people out there who take such a distorted imperialistic point of view about world events.

As I have mentioned before, I’m assuming that people who hold this viewpoint, also advocated shipping artefacts in the UK abroad for (indefinite) safekeeping, while London was beset by riots in August of last year.

From:
Metro

J Douglas Edinburgh
Watching the sad scenes of Athens burning, I can say how glad I am that the Elgin Marbles remain safe in London and have not been returned. I wonder if the price of yet another bailout of Greece could lead to the transfer of the remaining portion of the Parthenon to London, where it could be reunited with the pieces removed by Lord Elgin to the British Museum for safekeeping and the whole rebuilt in the East End after the Olympics have moved on?