OUR MISSION IS ...

The restitution of the Parthenon Marbles. We want to see all existing pieces from the monument, scattered in museums and private collections around the world, returned to their place of origin. Athens Greece.

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Committee Press Release.

Sydney 10 November 2009. The issue of the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles continues to be the world’s most celebrated
cultural property dispute. Since Lord Elgin took them their history has been the subject of both
neglect and controversy. Now in the British Museum they’ve been rendered mere artefacts in a
distinctly British construction of world history and their place in it.

Removing great works from their cultural context and displaying them in gloomy spaces is a
distinctly 19th century approach to knowledge. It is particularly sad when these brilliant works are
acknowledged globally as expressions of the very heart of Greek culture. The real tragedy of their
exile in a foreign setting is in denying the world an opportunity to see them in the very place that
gave them ‘life’.

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More Sculptures Returned

In 2006 the university of Heidelberg returned a fragement of the Parthenon Sculptures held for 130 years.

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Acropolis Museum Opening

Gods, heroes and long-dead mortals stepped off their plinths into the evening sky of Athens on Saturday during the lavish launch of the new Acropolis Museum, a decades-old dream that Greece hopes will also help reclaim a cherished part of its heritage from Britain. (Associated Press)

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15 November 2009. Lecture by Emanuel J. Comino OAM

A lecture by Emanuel J. Comino OAM

"The Case for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles. Athens, Greece and the Whole World are ready to see the Treasures Returned"

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Chinese Investigators in the British Museum

BEIJING: The British Museum is to be asked to open its archives to allow Chinese investigators to document ''lost'' imperial treasures that China says were taken from Beijing's Old Summer Palace when it was burned and looted almost 150 years ago.

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Colloquium on the Protection and the Return of Cultural Property

The Founder and Chairman of the "International Organising Committee - Australia - For the Restitution of the Parthenong Marbles" is a speaker at this important Seminar in Athens.

On Friday the 10th of December 2010 Emanuel is giving a lecture in this Coloquium.

His topic is : "Are the Hellenes of Today the Same of Those 2500 years ago?

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