The Arts Council is to review today Northampton Museum's accreditation in the light of the Sekhemka sale. Loss of Arts Council England accreditation would make the museum ineligible for a range of future grants and funding. However, the leader of the Conservative council, David Mackintosh, "said he did not see why this should happen". Probably because he does not seem to "see" anything wrong with what they've done - so we are counting on the Arts Coucil to take a stand against cultural asset stripping and show him. Pour encourager les autres.
Or are we going to see yet another shameful case of the UK being utterly ineffectual when it comes to financial interests and dubious dealings trumping public needs in portable antiquity issues?