The museum did acknowledge the greek government’s position, saying: “since the early 1980s, greek governments have argued for the permanent removal to athens of all the parthenon sculptures in the british museum. The british museum should return the parthenon marbles to greece the british museum argues that the parthenon sculptures are “integral to the museum’s purpose as a world museum telling the . The british committee for the reunification of the parthenon marbles is holding an international symposium on 19 june at the london hellenic centre to discuss the return of the marbles to greece ahead of the event, museums journal wants to know whether you think the parthenon marbles should be . The british museum's new rodin exhibition proves the elgin marbles should remain in the uk charts the sorry tale of the parthenon and its sculptures post-antiquity, victims of neglect and .
None of the reasons for keeping half the parthenon sculptures in london stand any serious scrutiny returning them would not set a precedent that would empty every museum in the world. Jeremy corbyn, left, photo by chris j ratcliffe/getty images a marble sculpture from the parthenon in the british museum, right, photo by leon neal/afp/getty images the leader of britain’s . So, in other words, given that the sculptures are so very popular and people from all over the world come to london and view them, the view of the museum is that they should be kept in london and .
Why the elgin marbles should stay in london may 26, 2015 may 26, 2015 / cs moore last week, the greek government declared that they will not be suing the british museum over their prized collection of renowned sculptures, the elgin marbles, which once adorned the parthenon a greek temple that stands as possibly ancient greece’s greatest . The ottoman turks converted the parthenon into a mosque, yet kept many christian paintings and artifacts intact public display in the british museum and remaining parthenon sculptures . Re: parthenon marbles this is a travesty of the highest order the “marbles” should be returned to the parthenon from whence they were taken/stolen by lord elgin in the early 1800’s england has unlawfully kept them all this time. The parthenon marbles should not be returned to greece the british museum must hold its ground and i think people should shut up and look at the art, instead of turning it into a trite talking point.
The parthenon sculptures and marbles at the british museum should be retained foremost, they were obtained legally from athenian authorities secondly, collection of all pieces around the world into the original parthenon cannot occur without damages. The 2,500-year-old elgin marbles were taken from the parthenon in athens 200 years ago, and are still in the british museum in london greek campaigners believe the carvings should be returned to athens, and claim that they have been irreparably damaged by cleaning at the museum in the 1930s . The battle for the parthenon marbles to a winner to retrieve the parthenon sculptures from the british museum the fact that only two trustees from the british museum flew in for the .
He first visited the british museum in 1881 and made many more visits he developed a nearly religious fascination with them it wasn’t only ignorance that kept the parthenon sculptures from . The british museum continues to seek new ways to study and interpret the parthenon sculptures, and to share them as widely as possible in this spirit, the sculpture of the rivergod ilissos was exhibited in the state hermitage museum, st petersburg in 2014, to mark the 250th anniversary of that museum’s foundation. The third level, the parthenon hall, contains the parthenon sculptures which were not taken to england by elgin plaster copies of the sculptures hed in the british museum have been placed in their approriate places in the frieze so that for the first time in 200 years visitors can see the frieze as it was before elgin got his hands on it. The elgin marbles are some of the most controversial items in a british museum, chiefly because greeks don't want them in britain at all, but in greece the elgin marbles/parthenon sculptures search the site go. The parthenon sculptures in the british museum are 247 feet (around 75 metres) of the original 524 feet (around 160 metres) of frieze, 15 of the 92 metopes, 17 figures from the two pediments, and various pieces of architecture from the building.
The greek government insists they should be in athens the british museum's trustees believe that in london they're an integral part of the story of world cultures for me the parthenon sculptures reveal to us the tensions, the discontents, the conflicts, and also the sheer brilliance of ancient greek culture. Playwright, author and british museum trustee, bonnie greer celebrates the enduring beauty and humanity of the parthenon sculptures the parthenon was built . In 1801 a british nobleman stripped the parthenon of many of its sculptures and took them to england controversy over their acquisition by the british museum continues to this day was it .
Greek officials say the museum should also display multiple sculptures that were first removed from the parthenon frieze 200 years ago by lord elgin and later sold to the british museum previous next. Phidias, parthenon sculptures (pediments, metopes and frieze) (the british museum) iris, from the west pediment of the parthenon, c 438-432 bce, marble, 135 . Therefore, the argument of the british museum’s administrations that the sculptures consist “legal property of the museum” is doubted how proper is to base the ‘legality’ of parthenon marbles’ ownership on a translated version of a letter probably produced by a low-ranked ottoman official. British museum curator ian jenkins notes in his book the parthenon sculptures (harvard university press, 2007) that athena was born “at daybreak” and sculptures show “the sun-god helios .