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Friday, 19 December 2014

ART/CULTURE: Acropolis Museum




The Elgin Marbles controversy crops up again in the Press. The Greek Government engaged a British law firm, Doughty Street Chambers, to fight its case in 2011, not knowing Amal Alamuddin who represented them was to become Mrs. George Clooney – all the brouhaha good for their case!
 

I have always been an advocate for keeping the Marbles at the British Museum... pace Neil MacGregor... when I visit the Acropolis Museum my opinion wobbles – the light in the day is spectacular and glamorous at night – the existing plaster casts are a crumbly substitute for marble. 

"Quod non Fecerunt Gothi Fercerunt Scoti"
What the Goths spared, the Scots destroyed 
- Lord Byron -






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