Australian Minister supports return of stolen Parthenon Marbles to Greece


Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) between the Greek culture ministry and the government of Victoria


Greek Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni met with Australian Minister of Government Services, Regulatory Reform & Creative Industries for Victoria, Danny Pearson, in Melbourne on Thursday, ANA reports.

Pearson pointed out that the Parthenon Marbles should be returned by the British Museum to Athens, the Greek ministry underlined in its statement. He also expressed his enthusiasm about the "Open Horizons - Ancient Greek Journeys & Connections" exhibition at Melbourne Museum, which is the result of its collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

The two ministers also agreed to draft and sign a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) between the Greek culture ministry and the government of Victoria; this will include substantial cooperation between the museums of Greece and Victoria. They also discussed the effects of climate change on cultural heritage sites and buildings.