In this final column for the year, Don Morgan Nielsen outlines a “radically generous” solution to this dispute and marks a temporary pause in this long conversation about the fate of the Parthenon Sculptures. We look forward to reconnecting with our readers next year!
As we approach the conclusion of the Parthenon Report for this year, Don Morgan Nielsen looks at the evolution and future of museums as they attempt to engage with their audience in more meaningful ways.
In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen looks at examples of museums repatriating cultural artefacts to their country of origin after acknowledging questionable acquisition histories but also because they wish to demonstrate good will and greater cultural sensitivity.
After five months of discussing the history of the Parthenon Sculptures and considering the various angles whether they belong all together in the purpose-built Acropolis Museum or should remain divided, Don Morgan Nielsen reflects on all the arguments for and against their repatriation.
In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen introduces readers to the notion of the “Universal” Museum as used by the British Museum in their attempt to redefine and reframe the argument concerning cultural restitution.
Don Morgan Nielsen continues his dash through the history of narrative art and also looks at some other storytelling masterpieces since the time of Pericles as he considers their part in this great rollicking variety show of humanity.
In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen looks at the concept of “narrative” and the Sculptures’ role in a great story that was broken and interrupted by Elgin and remains broken and interrupted to this day.
Don Morgan Nielsen looks at how the British Museum plays semantic games with the concept of ‘integrity’ when it comes to its Collection and the Parthenon Sculptures.
In this week’s Parthenon Report Don Morgan Nielsen presents the great men and women whose philhellenic stance made a significant contribution to Greek culture.
In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen explores the fine line between the justice of morality and conventional legal justice in the international effort to have the British Museum return the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece.
In this week’s column Don Morgan Nielsen explores the merits of a judicial resolution of the Parthenon Sculptures case at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
In this week’s column for the repatriation of the Parthenon sculptures, Don Morgan Nielsen opens the case for a legal challenge at the International Court of Justice.
As Don Morgan Nielsen very correctly puts it, no discussion about the fate of the Parthenon Sculptures would be complete without talking about the British Museum Act 1963 and the constraints it imposes on us.
In this week’s fascinating Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielson deconstructs the man and the myth that was Lord Elgin and his crimes against Athena’s temple.
In this second edition of our weekly column ‘The Parthenon Report’, Classicist, Olympian and strategic advisor Don Morgan Nielsen addresses the question: “What role does our Parthenon play in this new era, as a monument and as a symbol?”