What’s in a name?

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A few days ago, the British Museum loaned one of the Parthenon Sculptures (aka the Elgin Marbles) to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.   . Much has been written (by myself too) about the legitimacy of loaning the item, … Continue reading


Photos of the week: A statue in exile

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Two pictures showing the original and the cast of the same statue:     This post was inspired by the recent loan, by the British Museum, of this Parthenon sculpture to the Hermitage. While I am all for museums exchanging … Continue reading


A Devil’s advocate

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or: the arguments of the British Museum haven’t got a leg to stand on During a recent interview to the London Times, Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum, made some remarks regarding the Parthenon Sculptures (aka the Elgin … Continue reading