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This is the blog administered by the executive of the International Organising Committee - Australia - for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles

IARPS January Newsletter

We’ve uploaded the newsletter as an image gallery. Here are the links referenced in the newsletter The Hellenic American Leadership Council Petition

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The UK Doesn’t Want To Return The Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is retaining the stance that it acquired the items legally almost 200 years ago.By Helen Holmes • 10/06/21 1:40pm The Observer article follows Despite the fact that the UNESCO intergovernmental commission recently unanimously voted for the return … Continue reading

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Parthenon Sculptures – The Trustees’ statement

Following is the British Museum’s defence for their retention if the Parthenon Marbles. What do you think? Can you see the flaws in their arguments? We are happy to receive your comments. The position of the Trustees of the British … Continue reading

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UNESCO:Pressure grows on the British Museum for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures

The issue of the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures was one of the main items on the agenda of the 22nd Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee on the Return of Cultural Good. Translated from Greek using Microsoft Word Translate … Continue reading

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Leaks from the British Museum

We have been monitoring the progressive deterioration of Room 18, the Parthenon Sculpture gallery for some time now. Our most recent contact with the British Museum is best summarised in this article. British Museum: Finally the Truth Leaks Out On … Continue reading

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Vale William St Clair

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere condolences at the passing of our dear friend William St Clair. In his response to William’s passing our Founder and Chair Emanuel J Comino AM said: I’m very sorry … Continue reading

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The Campaign Continues

We reproduce this comprehensive article about our founder and the chair of our committee Emanuel J Comino. This is also a story about the movement he has inspired. Βy Yannis Andritsopoulos, London Correspondent for the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea … Continue reading

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Only in the Acropolis Museum

There is only one fitting place for the Parthenon Marbles presently in the British Museum to be reunified, is the Acropolis Museum. Only here can their peerless beauty, the genius of their creation, their dynamic relationship with place, history, and … Continue reading

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George Bizos, Anti-Apartheid Lawyer Who Defended Mandela, Dies at 92

This is Alan Cowell’s obituary from the New York Times Alan Cowell wrote A champion of human rights, he represented his client and friend in the so-called Rivonia trial of leaders of the African National Congress in the 1960s. George … Continue reading

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Battle for the Parthenon Marbles

Irina Korobina, President of the Russian Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures (RCRPS), has sent us the Committee’s excellent video. We are most impressed by the Russian Committee’s work. In Russian, but subtitled in English throughout, the work … Continue reading

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