The television star has leant his support to the new campaign to bring Greek marble sculptures back to their home country, with a petition also calling for British museums' trustees to be allowed to make the decision on artefacts. The British Museum Act 1963 currently states that a museum's trustees can not dispose (or repatriate) items unless in very special circumstances.
Stephen wrote on Twitter: "Britain, let’s stand on the right side of history and return the Parthenon Sculptures to their home in Athens. Please sign the @ReuniteMarbles petition to give power to the Trustees...of the British Museum to consider their reunification #LostMyMarbles (sic)"
A parliamentary petition is calling for the Trustees of the British Museum to be allowed to "accept repatriation requests".
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