UK Parliamentary motion for the Marbles’ return

Posted on: March 10, 2015 by

Yesterday, an ‘early day motion‘ was presented before the UK Parliament by MP Andrew George calling on Britain to engage in a ‘gracious act’ and reunite the sculptures at the British Museum (aka the Elgin Marbles) with those kept in Athens’s purpose-built Acropolis Museum, ‘in the shadow of the monument to which they belong’.

More specifically, the motion calls on the Government to take note of the mediation request from UNESCO and to reverse course on this: the UK should agree to enter into negotiations with the Greeks and discuss the future of the sculptures.

The motion received (a mere) ten signatures… Hardly enough for a celebration.