- 04 Apr 2013
The International Organising Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles has the pleasure to announce that our Committee will host the International Colloquy:
“Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship”. Sydney 15-17 November 2013
In 2012, three leading campaigning organisations for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, from Australia, UK and USA, joined forces and organised an International Colloquy that was held in London. The event was timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the opening of the new Acropolis Museum and the occasion of the 2012 London Olympics one month later.
- 01 Aug 2012
We are pleased to announce that thanks to the sponsorship by Mr Peter Magiros and Frutex Australia the proceedings of the International Colloquy, held in London 19-20 June 2012, are available for a global audience via the YouTube channel of IOC-A-RPM:
This colloquy echoed the efforts around the globe to educate and connect people and resources. By forging an open dialogue and coalitions among supporters, we hope to further increase the level of awareness and support around the world.
- 06 Jul 2012
(London, UK, Thursday, July 5, 2012) – Three campaigning organizations for the Parthenon Marbles, from the UK, USA and Australia, convened in London (19-20 June) to launch the international colloquy on “The Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles”, which was attended by leading representatives from four continents. Among the topics presented included the concept of the “Universal Museum”, issues of litigation, the Acropolis Museum, archaeological perspectives, and special tributes to Eleni Cubitt, founder of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, and the late journalist, Christopher Hitchens, a friend and supporter of the Committee.
- 27 Jun 2012
The International Organising Committee - AUSTRALIA - for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles (IOC-A-RPM) has been made aware of reports in the press and social media that it has plans to take the British Museum to trial over the legality of its title to ownership of the so-called Elgin Marbles in its collection.
These reports have no foundation in fact and do not originate from the IOC-A-RPM and the IOC-A-RPM dissociates itself entirely from them. The policy of the IOC-A-RPM is that the campaign for the reunification of the sculptures of the Parthenon should emphasise cultural and ethical arguments. Certainly at this time its policy does not encompass litigation.
Dennis Tritaris, Committee Secretary and Public Affairs Officer