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A series of (un)fortunate events: The Elgin Marbles

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The Elgin Marbles, nowadays known as the Parthenon Sculptures, are arguably the most controversial art collection in the world. It was exactly 200 years ago, in 1816, that the British Museum acquired the Elgin Marbles from lord Elgin, former ambassador to the Sublime Porte in Constantinople. The story behind Elgin's acquisition of the “Elgin Marbles” and the collection’s path to England were paved with a series of (un)fortunate events. It vividly depicts the response from the contemporary pub...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Association for Research into Crimes against Art Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Art Crime Journal website
Publication date:
2016-12-15
Acceptance date:
2016-11-11
Pubs id:
pubs:796279
URN:
uri:b18768e0-132f-4707-8fab-9df69a0ef6ed
UUID:
uuid:b18768e0-132f-4707-8fab-9df69a0ef6ed
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pubs:796279

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