The Parthenon Channel

Season One

Over coming months we will present a comprehensive coverage of the issues from the creation of the Parthenon to the present.

Follow the Parthenon Channel for a comprehensive coverage as we move closer to the inevitable reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

An interview with Emanuel J Comino AM

Emanuel is presently Chair of the International Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of Parthenon Marbles, and Vice Chair of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

Over coming months we will present a comprehensive coverage of the issues from the creation of the Parthenon to the present.

Follow the Parthenon Channel for a comprehensive coverage as we move closer to the inevitable reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.

In this program Emanuel gives an account of his growing awareness, as a younger man, of the injustice of Elgin’s removal of almost half the Parthenon Marbles. He explains how he came to establish the first committee in the world top campaign for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

An interview with Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Clare College. Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, Cambridge.

Paul Cartledge is the longest serving member of British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM), and is a Vice Chair of both the BCRPM and the International Association for Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

In Part 1 of an extended interview Paul critiques the arguments advanced by the British Museum’s (BM) in its attempt to justify retention of the Parthenon Marbles.

The present display in Room 18, where the Parthenon Marbles are kept is, so poor that it undercuts any benefit that might accrue to the Museum by their holding and displaying them.

There is such a ton of other terrifically good 5th-century BCE artefacts in the BM to illustrate more than adequately our (Western) heritage/legacy from 5th century BCE Athens/Greece that they don’t need the Parthenon Sculptures to do that job as well (not to mention that, were the BM to release their prisoners, the Greek Government would compensate it mightily in the form of superb, hitherto unexported artefacts for temporary loan and display in Room 18.

Part 2 of the Paul Cartledge interview

This episode begins where Episode Part 1 concludes.

Watch the previous episode first for a fuller appreciation of the issues involved.