October 24, 2010

Protest outside the British Museum for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 6:27 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles reunification protest outside the British Museum yesterday was well attended – by my counting, there were over fifty people there, despite the rather chilly weather. There was quite a bit of interest from some of the people passing by & I got a chance to meet the organisers of the event. Unfortunately the British Museum limits the duration of such protests to fourty minutes – which has the effect of limiting the impact of them to people passing by during that time period.

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  1. Cassandra said,

    10.25.10 at 10:55 pm

    And will they be staging a similar demonstration outside the Louvre or this just an anti-British thing?

  2. Timothy said,

    10.26.10 at 6:26 am

    Congratulations to the Cypriot students of Metopo for organizing this!

    We need more activists like them for all the national and cultural issues regarding Hellas and Cyprus!

  3. Matthew said,

    10.26.10 at 8:09 am

    The demonstration was never intended to be an “anti-British thing”. It is merely about the British Museum.
    The Louvre has far far fewer fragments from the Parthenon in its collection – the assumption has always been in the past that if the British Museum (which holds 50% of the surviving sculptures) return theirs, then other museums will follow suit.
    If someone wants to organise a protest at the Louvre, let me know & I’ll be happy to cover it.

  4. Cassandra said,

    10.26.10 at 11:01 pm

    Well, I reckon any atempt to stage a protest at the Louvre would last about thirtynine minutes shorter than the one at the British Museum.

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