October 4, 2007

David Hill meets new Greek Culture Minister to discuss Parthenon Sculptures

Posted at 2:06 pm in Elgin Marbles, International Association, New Acropolis Museum

Michalis Liapis, the new Greek Minister of Culture has met in Athens with David Hill, the chair of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

Athens News Agency

Liapis meets chairman of ‘Parthenon Int’l’

Culture Minister Mihalis Liapis on Friday morning met the chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures David Hill, who told reporters he had been impressed by the new Acropolis Museum that is now nearing completion and the high priority given by Liapis to the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

According to Liapis, the transfer of the sculptures currently held in the old museum on the Acropolis citadel to the new Acropolis Museum created a new hopeful, prospect regarding the return of the sculptures now held by the British Museum in London, while stressing that this was “a lasting historic debt”.

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