Renaming of the Parthenon 2004 campaign to Marbles Reunited
March 30th 2006
In the run up to the Athens Olympics in 2004, the Parthenon 2004 campaign in Britain played a prominent role in publicising the case for the reunification of the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum with the surviving Parthenon Sculptures in Athens. While the Parthenon 2004′s parent organisation, the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles dealt with academia & the museums world, through lectures & conferences etc, Parthenon 2004 aimed their campaign towards a wider audience, specifically focusing on politicians and the general public. Through presenting the case in a more exoteric way & highlighting it in ways that appealed to people who had not previously thought about it, the campaign raised awareness of the issue throughout Britain.
Since the 2004 Olympics, a name change was clearly required for the organisation, along with a rethink of strategies so that their campaign could continue to look forward to the future of the Elgin Marbles. Last week the decision was taken that the organisation would be change its name to Marbles Reunited : Friends of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles although generally it will be know by its abbreviated form as: Marbles Reunited. The previous website at www.parthenon2004.com has been replaced with a new website at www.marblesreunited.org.uk, the details of which will be updated as the efforts of the campaign are refocused and new events are announced.
If you would like further information about the Marbles Reunited campaign, please contact them using the details given on their website.
- There was a previous campaign organised by the Greek government in 2003-2004, named Marbles Reunited, which is no longer operating. The new Marbles Reunited campaign has reached agreements with the previous campaign to take on all branding / graphics, databases of supporters and the right to use the Marbles Reunited name, logo and website address.