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Terrorisme een dreiging voor musea?

In de vele jaren waarin westerse landen, ik realiseer mij heel goed dat westerse landen niet de grootste slachtoffers zijn, last hebben van terroristische aanslagen, zijn die aanslagen gericht op metro’s en metrostations, treinen en stations, vliegtuigen en vliegvelden. Het lijkt erop dat terroristen, of ‘fucking assholes’ zoals John Stewart ze noemde na de aanslagen in…

Kwame Opoku: WILL HUMBOLDT – FORUM DEFEND HOLDING LOOTED ARTEFACTS WITH MISLEADING STATEMENTS AND SELF-SERVING ARGUMENTS?

  “It is our prayer that the people and the government of Austria will show humaneness and magnanimity and return to us some of these objects which found their way to your country.” The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa. (1) After the publication of my article entitled “Looted /stolen cultural articles declared shared heritage”…

Russell Darnley – Analysing the British Museum’s historical revisionism in Elgin’s own words

2015-09-11 11:47 GMT+02:00 russell darnley <maxdarn@gmail.com>: The  Revisionist Position Current Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor is the architect of a revisionist rubber band theory of history. When all else fails and the arguments that the Greeks can’t look after the Parthenon Marbles, or have no place to keep them, can no longer be…

Tom Flynn – Let’s hear it for the British Museum — the greatest and most universal of all Universal Museums!

I have just had a Damascus moment. The scales have fallen from my eyes. I have seen the light. The British Museum (left) is unquestionably the greatest cultural institution on earth. We all know this, but how many of us fully appreciate it until we cross the threshold and enter its beautiful, spacious and subtly…

2 600 Zim artefacts looted | The Herald

2 600 Zim artefacts looted www.herald.co.zw/2-600-zim-artefacts-looted/ Shingirai Huni Lovemore Mataire Senior Reporter The national director of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) Dr Godfrey Mahachi yesterday said more than 2 600 Zimbabwean cultural objects currently on display in the British Museum must also be repatriated together with the skulls of the heroes and heroines…

2 600 Zim artefacts looted | The Herald

2 600 Zim artefacts looted www.herald.co.zw/2-600-zim-artefacts-looted/ Shingirai Huni Lovemore Mataire Senior Reporter The national director of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) Dr Godfrey Mahachi yesterday said more than 2 600 Zimbabwean cultural objects currently on display in the British Museum must also be repatriated together with the skulls of the heroes and heroines…