Friday, 10 July 2009

The Scottish Parliament on the Parthenon

Among the motions and amendments for the Scottish Parliament on Monday June 29, 2009 was this:
S3M-4498 Hugh O’Donnell: The Opening of the Acropolis Museum in Athens—That the Parliament congratulates the Greek people and Government on the opening of the eagerly awaited Acropolis Museum in Athens, which will house artefacts covering the Greek bronze age and Roman and Byzantine time periods; notes that part of the space is specifically designed to accommodate the Parthenon Marbles, and urges the British Museum to enter into negotiations with the Acropolis Museum with a view to returning the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Mike Pringle, Bill Kidd, Jim Tolson, Gil Paterson, Christina McKelvie, Sandra White, Alasdair Morgan, Jim Hume

1 comment:


The Scottish Parliament has added its voice to those of the British people, United Nations, Unesco and the rest of the world. What else is the British Government waiting for? Those in charge of the British Museum are not likely to modify their position on this issue unless greater pressure is brought on them. They seem impervious to the voices of their own people and the rest of the world.

The British Museum seems to have become an institution that exists for itself and in no way responding to the needs of people.
A major need of their clientele is the existence of harmonious relations with
the Greeks and the rest of the peoples whose objects are in the cultural temple.
Kwame Opoku.

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