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Greece’s Culture Ministry follows developments at British Museum “very carefully”

Greece’s Culture Ministry is closely following developments at the British Museum after the curator of Greek collections, Greek sculpture and the Hellenistic period was sacked after the disappearance of precious objects. The Ministry is following the developments “very carefully”Minister Lina Mendoni has said describing the incident as “extremely sad and …

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Parthenon marbles could be seen both in London and Athens, says British Museum

The UK is working on a new arrangement with Greece through which the Parthenon Sculptures could be seen both in London and in Athens, British Museum chair George Osborne said on Thursday, describing it as a win-win situation. Osborne, a former finance minister, reiterated that the museum was having constructive …

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Greece: “British Museum has no legal right to Parthenon Sculptures, a product of theft”

With several days delay, the Greek Culture Ministry officially reacted to reports there was a secret deal with the British Museum for the temporary loan of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Greece does not recognize that the British Museum has any legal ownership rights to the Parthenon Sculptures, as they …

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Secret deal for timely limited return of Parthenon Sculptures raises furore

A plethora of publications in major international media, mainly British, but also in Bloomberg, have reported of an imminent agreement between the Acropolis Museum and the British Museum for the partial and timely limited return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece. The “deal” is in fact no return of the …

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Deal between Greece & British Museum on Parthenon Marbles?

Greece’s Culture Ministry declined to confirm a report on Tuesday that the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum are nearing an agreement on the gradual return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. According to Bloomberg news agency, such an agreement would foresee that a part of the Parthenon Sculptures would …

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British Museum in talks on Parthenon Sculptures?

The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister over the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the Greek newspaper Ta Nea is the latest twist …

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British Museum optimistic about “Parthenon Marbles Partnership” with Greece

Deputy director of the British Museum, Jonathan Williams, said that a new “cultural exchange” agreement may be on the cards, stressing that this could be a breakthrough on the deadlock over the Parthenon Marbles. The proposal is that the ancient sculptures will loaned only if they are returned to London …

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Parthenon Marbles: Greeks and Brits protest inside the British Museum

Greeks and Brits raised their voice and staged a protesters inside the British Museum hall where the Parthenon Marbles are displayed demanding for the return to Greece. The protesters unfurled banners and Greek flags. English author and honorary Greek citizen Victoria Hislop presented a cake with candles representing the 13 …

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British Museum faces legal action over Parthenon Marbles 3D scan refusal

The Oxford-based Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) is planning to take the British Museum to court over its refusal to allow a 3D reproduction of a piece of the Parthenon marbles in its collection, daily the Guardian reported on Tuesday. Roger Michel, executive director of UK’s leading heritage preservation organisation …

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