Saturday, July 6, 2013

Novel Approach to Parthenon Marble Campaigning

Author Tom Jackson talks about his book on the Parthenon Marbles. Asked if he thinks it’s likely that they will ever be on show in the New Acropolis Museum replied:
I remain positive. I believe it’s only a matter of time before the Marbles return home. I don’t mean to sound patronizing, but the British are, by nature, a logical people. Once the ‘people-in-the-street’ fully understand the circumstances surrounding the original removal and acquisition of the Marbles by the British government, the flawed arguments for retention over the years, and the significance of the Marbles to the people of Greece, I believe they will exert the necessary pressure on the British government for ‘Reunification’! We will see a groundswell for their return. [...] However, the vast majority of British society is simply unaware of the true facts and events surrounding the removal of the Marbles. If people can be shown the light, then... [...] Experience has shown that the British government and the British Museum are totally immune from independent, indiscriminate, one-off approaches. I believe that what is required is a concerted and co-ordinated campaign. Only by making people fully aware of the true facts can you hope to create interest . . . to motivate . . . to energize . . . support for their return.
Of course it is the very same British archaeological establishment that has vested interests in hanging on to the looted marbles which are the ones that - in a healthier situation concerning antiquities - would be informing public opinion.

‘The Devil’s Legacy’ is available now as an ebook on the Internet from   Smashwords ( ), and shortly from online ebook   retailers including: Amazon, Apple, Barns & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel and   others.
ISBN: 978-1-4660-1282-0

Tom Jackson will be donating 10% of the royalties he receives from this ebook to the Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.

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