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  • The Marbles : British Museum Loan

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    “Elgin Marbles: British Museum loan 'an affront to the Greek people '” It was this headline about the British museum decision to loan Greek god Ilissos to Russia that caught my attention. I wondered how a nation like Britain that prided itself on it ethics blatantly refuses to return a historical item that was never theirs. Why would that not be considered stealing? As I delved further into Greece’s demand for repatriation, I began to notice a common theme that ran through most items with contested

  • The Old British Empire 's Influence On Modern Museums Essay

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    “The sun never sets on the British Empire” is a phrase that is known all too well in regards to British Imperialism and colonization spanning over Africa, Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. Over the years, England in particular, has had a major influence across the world as a global superpower by sharing its own technology, culture, religion and more. But as much as they have shared, they have also taken to enrich their own society with artifacts, designs, foods, and other aspects of the

  • Repatriation In The Parthenon Marbles

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    Museums contain vast collections of art from different places around the globe. Many of these art pieces have been acquired through donations from private collectors or are bought by the museums themselves (‘Collections Management Policy’). With vast amounts of ancient artworks inhabiting these museums, the issue of repatriation comes up. Repatriation is the return of artwork the country in which they originate from. Many nations and cultural groups wish to regain art which they deem important to

  • What Are The Influence Of The Roman Bath And The Roman Baths

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    Both the Roman Baths and the British Museum exemplified the dominating influence of the Roman and Greek empires in Britain’s early history. However, even though both possess features of the Roman era, only the British Museum had Grecian elements in its galleries as well. The presence of both institutions highlight the imperial nature Britain adapted- in arts, architecture, and foreign affairs - due to the exposure to these two cultures. The Roman Baths was a public bath house where people went for

  • The Marbles And The Parthenon

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    (Sultan, Nancy, Illinois Wesleyan University. Should the ‘Elgin Marbles’ be Returned to Greece? Illinois, 2005.). Therefore, not only are the marbles further protected in the British museum but they also benefit many citizens. Many people living in Britain have been inspired by the marbles or other migrated artifacts, these individuals have grown to become well-recognized artists and writers from the influence of the Elgin marbles

  • Elgin Marbles Research Paper

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    Learning Activity 1 The Elgin Marbles is the common name for an extensive collection of the Ancient Greek sculpture which has been on display in the British Museum since the early-1800s. The collection includes 75 meters (247 feet) of the original 160-metre (524-foot) frieze from the Parthenon temple in Athens. The frieze is the highly decorative section above the columns in classical Greek architecture. The collection is controversial because of its namesake the seventh Earl of Elgin removed the

  • a151 assignment 1 Essay

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    Assignment 01 Part 1: Using no more than 250 words, write a description of the object depicted in Figures 1 and 2 The Red Figure Caylx-Krater is 45.72cm in height, with handles on either side indicating that the object is intended for holding; therefore the object could be used for drinking from or perhaps pouring from. The object is black with terracotta decoration; it is decorated around the top with a pattern that continues all the way around. There is also a repeating pattern of small squares

  • Benin Art in Museums and Galleries Essay

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    The display of Benin art in museum and galleries reflect the attitudes and perceptions of Europeans towards non-western artefacts, especially African. Thus as European attitudes change towards non-western art since the discovery of Benin art in 1897, Benin art has been revaluated and re-categorised. Initially there was a great deal of debate about Benin art and its display, as it did not equate with the perceptions then held about Africa. Until the British conquest of Benin in 1897, little was

  • Creating Bigger Space For A Smaller Space

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    in British Museum, to a single one storey housing extension. As the population grows while land not shrinking, it certainly raises concerns from the experts in the field of architecture. We need more space. As we all know technologies are getting better and better every year, we now have some more innovative buildings than before, but it is always good to have conserve the old buildings. In this case, that’s when extension architecture can serve its purpose. The Great Court in British Museum originally

  • The Parthenon And The Marbles

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    The Parthenon is located on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece; is a former temple which was dedicated to Greek goddess Athena, whom the Athens considered their leader. According to the British Museum (2015), The Parthenon was built nearly 2500 years ago and has a long and complex history. After thousands of years it became a church of the Virgin Mary of the Athenians, then a mosque and then finally resulted in a archaeological ruin. After the result of a ruin, the buildings were reformed in which