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International Conference on Cultural Property in Athens

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    In the framework of the activities of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, Greece will host an international conference to be attended by lawyers, museum professionals and experts in the field of the return of cultural property on 17 and 18 March 2008 at the New Acropolis Museum (www.newacropolismuseum.gr) in Athens. This conference is the first in a series of international gatherings organized by UNESCO and its Member States to foster awareness and provide fora for reflection and exchanges on the issue of the return of cultural property. This meeting will also provide an opportunity to consider means of strengthening the action of the Intergovernmental Committee. “Return of Cultural Property to its Country of Origin” Conference: Programme; Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures Campaigns: ww.parthenoninternational.org; www.elginism.com