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In England, the situation surrounding the Parthenon marbles was “no longer acceptable” – liberation


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In the country, the opinion is mainly that the Greek marbles should be returned to their country, but institutions and policies are being reconsidered.

Last December, supporters of the return of the Parthenon monuments to Athens thought they had seen the light at the end of the tunnel: George Osborne, head of the British Museum, announced the debates. “creative” A future agreement was in the works between England and Greece regarding the return of the sculptures to their home country. The museum is an invitation “Long Term Partnership”, and was interested in loan or exchange options that would allow other ancient works to be exhibited instead. Alas, these hopes were dashed by the Greek Prime Minister and the British government. Asked by the BBC, British Culture Minister Michelle Donnellan warned the statues would be returned. “Open Pandora’s Box” By leaving the field open to other countries to request the return of their objects exhibited in the country’s museums.

For years, the Department of Culture and the British Museum have avoided making a decision, relying on a 1963 law that prevents the museum from selling (or giving back) its collections. A law the government refuses to change, it promises “The Sculptures of the Parthenon […] Legally held by the Trustees of the British Museum”, They want to act on their own “Within the Legal Framework”. Neither party recognizes their decision-making capacity