On the 5th December a new exhibition titled The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great will open at Montreal’s Pointe-a-Calliere museum. The exhibition was organized by the Canadian Museum of History and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport. The exhibition will contain more than 500 rare artifacts, many of which have never before left Greece, and will travel on to the Museum of History in Gatineau as well as the Field Museum in Chicago and the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.
When Greece’s Foreign Minister was asked whether one of the incentives behind the organisation of this exhibit was to add pressure on Britain to return the Parthenon Sculptures he responded affirmatively adding that Greece is prepared to offer the British Museum a “perpetual loan” of other ancient artifacts in exchange for the missing Parthenon Sculptures.
We have a chance to organize, in the new Acropolis Museum, a complete exhibit of the marbles and organize a new chain of exhibits for everyone… The Agamemnon to Alexander the Great exhibit is an example of what Greece would be willing to do if the marbles are returned.
From Ottawa Citizen