Proposal in works for London and Athens to share Parthenon Marbles

One from the group of ancient sculptures known as the Parthenon Marbles, photographed on display at the British Museum in August 2006. George Osborne, chair of the museum, said there had been “constructive” talks with the Greek government on a deal that would arrange to display the marbles in Athens and London. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Urban. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
One from the group of ancient sculptures known as the Parthenon Marbles, photographed on display at the British Museum in August 2006. George Osborne, chair of the museum, said there had been “constructive” talks with the Greek government on a deal that would arrange to display the marbles in Athens and London. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Urban. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
One from the group of sculptures known as the Parthenon Marbles, or Elgin Marbles, photographed on display at the British Museum in August 2006. George Osborne, chair of the museum, said there had been “constructive” talks with the Greek government on a deal that would arrange to display the marbles in Athens and London. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Urban. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

LONDON (AP) – The chair of the British Museum said February 16 that the U.K. and Greece are working on a deal that would see his institution’s Parthenon Marbles displayed in both London and Athens. George Osborne said talks with the Greek government had been “constructive.”

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British Museum reportedly in talks with Greece re: Elgin Marbles

Part of the group of ancient Greek sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles, aka the Parthenon Sculptures, photographed on display at the British Museum in August 2006. On December 3, a Greek newspaper claimed that museum officials and the Greek prime minister had conducted secret talks regarding the possible return of the sculptures. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Urban. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
Part of the group of ancient Greek sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles, aka the Parthenon Sculptures, photographed on display at the British Museum in May 2014. On December 3, a Greek newspaper claimed that museum officials and the Greek prime minister had conducted secret talks regarding the possible return of the sculptures. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Carole Raddato. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
Part of the group of ancient Greek sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles, aka the Parthenon Sculptures, photographed on display at the British Museum in May 2014. On December 3, a Greek newspaper claimed that museum officials and the Greek prime minister had conducted secret talks regarding the possible return of the sculptures. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Carole Raddato. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

LONDON (AP) – The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister regarding the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the Greek newspaper Ta Nea is the latest twist in the long-running dispute centering on the ownership of the ancient sculptures, which originally stood on the Acropolis in Athens and have been part of the British Museum’s collection since 1816.

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