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October 25, 2010

UNESCO committee on cultural property meets in Paris

Posted at 12:58 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

The Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation (a part of UNESCO), meets in Paris. The Parthenon Marbles will be one of the topics that is on the agenda to be discussed. This is far from the first time that this committee has considered the issue of the Marbles & will no doubt not be the last. The British Museum however still seems to believe that the issue will go away if they ignore it for long enough, rather than trying to actually deal with it.

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UN committee on return of cultural property meets in Paris
20 September 2010

The Parthenon Marbles will be among the cultural treasures under discussion this week as a United Nations committee promoting the return of cultural property to their countries of origin meets for three days in Paris.

Specifically, the Committee will consider the ongoing negotiations between Greece and the United Kingdom concerning the Parthenon Marbles, between Turkey and Germany on the Sphinx of Bogusköy, and the recent return of the Makonde Mask by a private Swiss museum to Tanzania.
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