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Greece in talks with Louvre to borrow Parthenon frieze as part of 'temporary exchange'

Title: Greece in talks with Louvre to borrow Parthenon frieze as part of 'temporary exchange'
Author: Gareth Harris
Media Outlet: The Art Newspaper
Publish Date: August 27, 2019

“President Emmanuel Macron of France is considering lending to Greece a marble frieze removed from the temple of Parthenon, which is currently housed at the Louvre in Paris. According to the Greek news agency ANA, the plan was discussed during recent talks between Macron and the Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who hopes to secure the loan for the country’s bicentennial independence celebrations in 2021.”