SYDNEY – The latest episode of the Ouzo Talk podcast for the Greek diaspora focuses on the Parthenon Marbles with founder and chair of the International Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles Inc (IOCARPM), Emmanuel John Comino AM [member of the General Division of the Order of Australia] and committee member, lawyer and cultural heritage specialist, Theodora Gianniotis.
The Ouzo Talk team, Greek-Australians Nick Athanassiou and Tom Skolarikis, spoke to the two experts on subjects including the history of the Parthenon, its cultural significance, and Comino’s story as the first individual in the world to start a committee to bring the Parthenon Marbles home, his association with Melina Mercouri, and other high-profile individuals in pursuit of this dream.
Also discussed in the episode are the story behind the actions of Lord Elgin; the positions of the British Government and British Museum on the issue, the current state of affairs, and what we can be all do to help.
The podcast is available online: https://bit.ly/315Tscf.
More information about the IOCARPM is available online: https://iocarpm.wordpress.com/.