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UK rejects Greece’s appeal to negotiate the return of the ever-controversial Elgin marbles

This is a very distressing state of affairs that a super powerful country like England can continue to keep possession of Greece`s ancient Parthenon marbles, which are a major part of Creece`s cultural heritage. This behaviour by England is very disappointing and is a stain on England`s reputation.

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At the end of last month the British Museum and the UK Government formally declined UNESCO’s request to enter into mediation on the subject of transferring the Parthenon marbles back to Greece. Removed by Lord Elgin from the Parthenon temple in Athens in the 1800s, the marbles were sold to the British Museum in 1816 and have remained there ever since. The sculptures date from 447-432 BC, and are divided between London and a purpose built museum in Athens. 

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New York courts rule in favour of artist who secretly photographed neighbours – but call for change in privacy laws

I`m all for artistic freedom, but having my private life photographed `in the name of art` without my consent would greatly upset me.

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Using a telephoto lens, in 2013 photographer Arne Svenson took pictures of residents in their downtown New York apartments without their knowledge. When these works, collectively forming the series ‘The Neighbours’, were first exhibited that year at Julie Saul Gallery they sparked controversy, and a lawsuit. 

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Bendigo’s Old Sculptures

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Late Victorian and Edwardian marble and bronze sculptures, statues and busts are quaint relics of the central Victoria gold rush in the centre of City of Greater Bendigo. The highlights of this collection are works by some of the leading sculptors in Australia: James White and Charles Douglas Richardson. There are also works by some less well known sculptors, R.G. Summers and John Walker that tell us as much about the history of that time as the works of more famous sculptors.

Charles Douglas Richardson, The Discovery of Gold, 1901-06 Charles Douglas Richardson, The Discovery of Gold, 1901-06

On the Corner of Bridge St and Pall Mall is Charles Douglas Richardson’s The Discovery of Gold, 1901-06, with three bronze base relief panels around the base showing the history of mining in Bendigo.

James White, Memorial to George Lansell James White, George Lansell Memorial, 1908

The twice life sized marble memorial to Queen Victoria, a bronze memorial to George Lansell, The Quartz King and…

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