British Museum considering loaning Elgin Marbles

Published on August 31st, 2012 | by Admin


The British Museum is considering loaning the Elgin Marbles to Greece, but not permanently returning them.

The British Museum said it was “open to discussions regarding a short-term loan of some of the objects but not a permanent return.

“The trustees of the British Museum will consider — subject to the usual considerations of condition and fitness to travel — any request for any part of the collection to be borrowed and then returned,” it said.

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Story: Agence France-Presse | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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One Response to British Museum considering loaning Elgin Marbles

  1. christopher says:

    “Surrrrre… we will gladly return them on Tuesday,” said Greece. {wink wink} This must be be the Brit’s way of returning them while still saving face…

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