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September 18, 2008

Restoration of Parthenon frieze casts

Posted at 12:58 pm in Elgin Marbles

More information on the casts of the Parthenon sculptures in Edinburgh that are soon to be restored.

The Scotsman

Wednesday, 17th September 2008
College carves out art grant for its forgotten sculptures
Published Date: 17 September 2008

THEY may have been based on some of the world’s most famous and bitterly contested works of art, but until recently they were gathering dust in a city cupboard.

Now a collection of sculptures, which are one-off copies of the Elgin marbles, are to take pride of place at the Edinburgh College of Art – thanks to a £500,000 makeover.
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September 16, 2008

Parthenon frieze casts to undergo restoration

Posted at 12:43 pm in Elgin Marbles

Numerous sets of casts have been made of the Parthenon Frieze. Complete sets of casts are currently the only way to see the frieze in its entirety, as the majority of it is currently split between Athens & the British Museum.


Monday, 15th September 2008
‘Worthless’ casts to receive £½m revamp

A COLLECTION of 200-year-old plaster casts, once considered near-worthless copies of great Greek and Roman statues and carvings, have earned a £494,000 lottery grant.
The cash will enable the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) to conserve and restore them.

The casts have been used since the early 19th century as a teaching tool for students to practise drawing and painting. But they fell out of fashion with the advent of modern art programmes and were seen as having little intrinsic value.
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