“Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship”- Sydney 15-17 November 2013

The International Organising Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles has the pleasure to announce that our Committee will host the International Colloquy: “Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship”. Sydney 15-17 November 2013 at the University of Sydney.

Event Background
In 2012, three leading campaigning organisations for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, from Australia, UK and USA, joined forces and organised an International Colloquy that was held in London. The event was timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the opening of the new Acropolis Museum and the occasion of the 2012 London Olympics one month later.
The colloquy was aimed to promote an open dialogue and create further momentum for change, and was held on the 19th of June 2012, at the London Hellenic Centre. The event, which drew supporters from all corners of the globe, was jointly presented by The British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM), The International Organizing Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles (IOC-A-RPM) and The American Committee for the
Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures (ACRPS).
It was decided, and announced during the event, that it was the first of an annual series of conferences to be hosted by the three committees on a rotating basis.
IOC-A-RPM will be the host of the 2013 Colloquy in Sydney Australia. The two-day event will attract campaigners, scholars and academics from around the world and will concentrate on four themes:
Education, Economy, Activism and Litigation.

The three committees believe that this event will leave a legacy and create opportunities for open discussion between all parties involved. The Colloquy’s participants will also have the opportunity to be part of deliberation workshops on these themes and be part of the discussion that will result into specific recommendations towards all parties involved.
More information can be found on the Colloquy’s website:
www.parthenonmarblesaustralia.org.au/colloquy2013 (Venue, Call for Papers, Preliminary Program, Organisers, Sponsorship Opportunities.