Parthenon Marbles Colloquy 2016 live tweets

Live tweets from the Parthenon Marbles Colloquy held at the UOL Senate House on 7/6/16


  1. Apologies for the various typos in the following text - the tweets were all typed on a phone, while trying to listen to the talks.
  2. Tristram Besterman - Freelance adviser and writer on museums and culture,

    Museums, Letting the genie out of the bottle

  3. Artemis Papathanisou - Chairperson of Committee of 2nd Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954, Member of Hellenic Committee for Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

    Requesting the return of the Parthenon Sculptures through alternative means of dispute reolution: The course of a recent request for mediation.

  4. The above should of course read mediation - the problems of predictive text on a phone. Although, to be honest, the amount of time spent considering it by the British government and the British Museum may have meant that some meditation was also involved...
  5. William St Clair - Senior research fellow of Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

    The future had need of them