Movie stars support for the return of the Parthenon Marbles
Last week during a press conference for the release of his latest movie “The Monuments Men” – George Clooney stepped in with his views about the issue between Greece and Great Britain and the Parthenon Marbles.
The movie is based on a true story about a unit of Allied artists, architects, curators and museum directors that are sent into Europe with the aim of preventing various art treasures being looted or destroyed by the Nazis.
When the question was raised about “whether or not one piece of art should be, as best as possible, put back together”, Clooney replied ….
“There are certain pieces that you look at and think, that actually is probably the right thing to do”
Panos Panagiotopoulos, the Greek Culture Minister, thanked Mr Clooney for this support in the issue and called him “an active citizen and creative artist who adamantly defends what is just and good”.
Bill Murray, one of the other actors in the movie, also had a strong view on the argument of the Parthenon Marbles and said …
“It’s had a very nice stay here, certainly. But London’s gotten crowded. There’s plenty of room back there in Greece”
The unification of the Parthenon Marbles has been an ongoing debate for many years now, and with the success of the New Acropolis Museum, the British argument that Greece has nowhere to house the marbles, has fallen flat on it’s face.
You can sign a petition calling for the return of the Parthenon marbles at ….