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Janet Suzman DBE, Chair of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) has hit back at claims the new Rodin exhibition at the British Museum is a justification for keeping the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum.

According to the BCRPM the exhibition Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece (26 April – 29 July 2018) may, as Director of the British Museum Hartwig Fischer sees it, place the sculptures 'in the context of world cultures', but the British Museum has always seen itself at the apex of 'world culture' museums.

“So what's new?” Asks Janet Suzman. “The Rodin exhibition hardly justifies the British Museum’s implacable refusal to even discuss with Athens the notion of uniting the surviving pieces with their other halves. This outdated attitude is a relic of colonialism that should be immediately reviewed and righted by the Trustees. If the V&A, for one, can return objects to their country of origin, then the...

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