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Vol 7, No 1: Museum of Light: The New Acropolis museum and the Campaign to Repatriate the Elgin Marbles

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A series decorative sculptures, removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in 1801-03 and purchased by the British Museum in 1816 are the center of a debate about whether to repatriate them to the Acropolis Museum so that viewers can enjoy them bathed in natural Attic light. This paper argues that repatriation is more political than aesthetic in nature and that the goal to bathe the sculptures in light goes against the historical context of the sculptures.
The Archaic Gallery | Acropolis Museum

The Archaic Gallery | Acropolis Museum

Brititish Museum's position on the significance of the Elgin a marbles and importance of displaying them in London.

Brititish Museum's position on the significance of the Elgin a marbles and importance of displaying them in London.

The Parthenon Gallery | Acropolis Museum

The Parthenon Gallery | Acropolis Museum

Precious: The relics, known as the Elgin Marbles, are sculptures mostly by Phidias and his assistants

Amal Clooney leaves Athens hotel ahead of meeting to advise Greece

Precious: The relics, known as the Elgin Marbles, are sculptures mostly by Phidias and his assistants

Archinect News-- In an apparent video message, ISIS forces occupying the ancient city of Palmyra and its environs have stated that they do not intend to bulldoze its architecture, but plan to “pulverize” unspecified statues that they believe have been worshipped by “heretics” in the past...

Archinect News-- In an apparent video message, ISIS forces occupying the ancient city of Palmyra and its environs have stated that they do not intend to bulldoze its architecture, but plan to “pulverize” unspecified statues that they believe have been worshipped by “heretics” in the past...

The UK has refused to enter into mediation for the return of the sculptures,   but has made tentative overtures towards arranging a loan

British Museum could lend Elgin Marbles to Greece

The UK has refused to enter into mediation for the return of the sculptures, but has made tentative overtures towards arranging a loan

Live Science: Elgin Marbles and the Parthenon

Elgin Marbles & the Parthenon

Live Science: Elgin Marbles and the Parthenon

Our panel: Vicky Pryce (left, yes) and Dominic Selwood (right, no)

Our panel: Vicky Pryce (left, yes) and Dominic Selwood (right, no)

Website of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, containing detailed information on the Elgin Marbles, and their case for their return to Athens.

Website of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, containing detailed information on the Elgin Marbles, and their case for their return to Athens.

Vol 7 No 1: Museum of Light: The New Acropolis Museum and the Campaign to Repatriate the Elgin Marbles

Vol 7 No 1: Museum of Light: The New Acropolis Museum and the Campaign to Repatriate the Elgin Marbles

www.elginism.com

www.elginism.com

The Elgin Marbles - The New York Times coverage

Greece Rules Out Suing British Museum Over Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles - The New York Times coverage