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Greeks get shirty over British Museum’s Elgin Marbles fashion show

She added that the phot shoot at the Acropolis, of a collection “inspired by ancient Greece” and made in collaboration with Greek artists, took place while the landmark was closed and the models were photographed “motionless, just like statues”.

“The fashion show at the British Museum was held in the Duveen Gallery, in an enclosed space, with dozens of guests present. It should be noted that at times the sculptures at the British Museum have been damaged, due to overcrowding,” Dr Mendoni said.

“The Parthenon sculptures were merely decoration, since, thematically, the collection had no dialectical connection to Greek antiquity. The Parthenon Sculptures were used only as backdrop and hence their universal value, which the British Museum claims to be so concerned about, was utterly minimised.”