Reflections on the imperative of reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

This is an audio-visual work I have produced in my role as International Liaison Officer,  and Vice Chair of the International Organising Committee - Australia - for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles (IOCARPM). The work was completed with assistance from colleagues who form part of the global campaign for the reunification of the Parthenon … Continue reading Reflections on the imperative of reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles and The Fallacy of the Universal Museum

Visiting both Delphi and Olympia for the first time some years ago and then returning again to the Acropolis made the unique geography of each site very apparent. Aspect, atmospherics, elevation, geology, latitude and longitude interact contributing a special energy to each location. The still quite substantial architecture remaining is not only a testimony to … Continue reading The Parthenon Marbles and The Fallacy of the Universal Museum

Exploring #Parthenon, Pericles and People with 21st Century Digital Tools

Late last year I attended an international gathering, the 2nd Colloquy on the Parthenon Marbles titled Parthenon an Icon of Global Citizenship. My contribution focused on ways of employing the tool kit of 21st Century digital strategies in teaching about Ancient Greece, and about the Parthenon in particular. Keynote was the software  I used to … Continue reading Exploring #Parthenon, Pericles and People with 21st Century Digital Tools

An analysis of the legality of Elgin’s removal of the #Parthenon Marbles

It's not often I have the privilege to read matters analysed from a legal perspective. Certainly, subjecting Elgin's appropriation of the Parthenon Marbles to detailed analysis is of a more than passing interest for me. So, it was with great pleasure that I read Theodore Theodorou's reassessment of Elgin's activities through the lens of a … Continue reading An analysis of the legality of Elgin’s removal of the #Parthenon Marbles

The #ParthenonMarblesAustralia Website is Now Live

Last night the new website of the International Organising Committee - Australia - For The Restitution Of The Parthenon Marbles, was launched at the Athenian Restaurant, Sydney.   Designed by Dennis Tritaris from Orama Communications, I believe it represents a new standard in website design.  Dennis has created a website that has the potential to … Continue reading The #ParthenonMarblesAustralia Website is Now Live

Parthenon Marbles and the Acropolis Museum

This was a press release that I sent out on behalf of the International Organising Comittee - Australia - For the restitution Of The Parthenon Marbles. PRESS  RELEASE Sydney 11 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 … Continue reading Parthenon Marbles and the Acropolis Museum

Why The British Museum Should Return The Marbles

1 The sculptures are an integral part of the Parthenon, which is regarded as the architectural wonder of the world.  No other building has ever equaled its beauty, symmetry and symbolism. 2 The Parthenon, on the Acropolis of Athens, is the symbol of Western civilization the sculptures are an integral part of the building and … Continue reading Why The British Museum Should Return The Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles

Without doubt, the controversy over the Parthenon Sculptures that British Ambassador to the Otterman Empire, Lord Elgin, had removed from the Parthenon, has become the world's most well known cultural propoerty dispute.  As the Secretary of the International Organising Committee - Australia - For The Restitution Of The Parthenon Marbles, I'm quite committed to their … Continue reading The Parthenon Marbles