Can we decolonise the British Museum?
Ellen Pierson-Haggar | New Statesman | 20th July 2019
In late 2017 the French President promised to repatriate art objects stolen from French colonies. The announcement resonated in Britain because of its extensive holdings of colonial-era artifacts. It seems the British Museum remains untroubled. “We believe the strength of the collection is its breadth and depth … the integrity of the collection should be maintained.”