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The UK government is trying to draw museums into a fake culture war | Dan Hicks

15 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Cultural leaders must reject the weaponisation of art and heritage and stand up for their principles At the bottom of Oxford's Cowley Road you won't find a bronze statue of a colonial-era British soldier, in campaign dress and pith helmet, rifle raised to the ready position, that commemorates the Boer war. Nor will you find human skulls arranged by type for the purposes of so-called “race science” in Oxford University's Museum of Natural History. That 1903 memorial to the Oxfordshire Light Infantryman was removed, with no nostalgic or jingoistic fuss, back in the 1950s. It now stands 10...
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